Marthe Wéry died in 2005, leaving behind a fantastic oeuvre in which her monochrome paintings occupy an important place. One of her most beautiful series is the Calais series that is part of the BPS22 collection. This series originally consisted of 17 paintings in blue and gray tones.

I made a new series of 17 paintings that entered into a dialogue with the works of Wéry during 3 different setups. My paintings are rather documentary, they represent the color palette of 17 different moments by the sea. Each time the same image, a seaview with the horizon in the center of the image.

   Stijn Cole