In her charcoal drawings Hannelore Van Dijck devotes herself to an investigation of surfaces and their spatial behaviour. Her images are a collection of associative reflections on light and material. In silenced and straightforward compositions she explores the relationship between the detail and the whole. She shifts perceptions of intimate closeness and distance; of abstraction and reality; of a complete picture and the microscopic detail.
With room filling drawings she tries to create a new type of space and thereby interpret the original architecture of the site. The image takes embedded qualities of the given environment and uses them to make something new: a space within the space with its own distinct experience. In situ work collapses the borders between the viewer and the thing viewed. The viewer is pulled into the image. Her drawings appeal to the experience of a body perceiving in space and feeling through time, a personal body relating and interacting with its surroundings.
For Hannelore Van Dijck, the medium of charcoal and paper express her understanding of matter, being both solid and delicate, consistent and temporary. The undoubted black is still often no more than a fleeting trace. The temporary character of the in-situ drawing brings out the most poetical nature of the drawing material.