De Stadscollectie Antwerpen is a lively tribute to the artists who give colour to the city of Antwerp. From emerging talent to established names, this collection highlights local creativity but also the global influence of Antwerp’s art scene. Welcome!

Lipstick and Gas Masks – The City Collection Antwerp

©Eigendom stad Antwerpen, in langdurige bruikleen in M HKA
Eye to Eye (Unification), 2020
Drawing , 192 x 300 cm
charcoal on paper

Cindy Wright (°1972, Herentals) often starts from her own photography. In her studio she makes compositions, which she photographs and edits digitally, and which then serve as the base for photo-realistic drawings and paintings. Wright is drawn to what is usually seen as repulsive. Unification is an overlapping, of the ten charcoal drawings of skulls. Tackling themes such as decay, transience and vulnerability, the skull drawings are reminiscent of the seventeenth-century vanitas painting tradition in Europe. They encourage reflection and introspection. Everyone is an individual, but in death we are all connected, regardless of gender, skin colour, culture, religion or status.