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Born in 1939. Lives and works in Rillieux la Pape (69), France. Surrealism continues – Michèle Van Cotthem is the living proof of this. Her skill is based on trompe l’œil.

Reproduction of newspapers, their titles, texts and images, as well as lace, trimmings, knots of wool, all make their statements. If the world of weird grabs us or sometimes escapes us, the underlying core remains: that of methodical organisation of space, even if time seems to have been shifted.