“Juul Kraijer offers us a new approach to the human being as an anchorage of living structures. She shows the dynamic principle of nature, inherent in each being.
Her oeuvre unites the internalisation of the gaze to the exteriorisation of the skin. The gaze opens to the interior. Human skin, this boundary, mutates by becoming the earth that shelters micro-organisms of other living forms, animal or plant. An almost surrealist drawing of a woman’s face covered with butterflies, whose wings have eyes, shows the permutation that Kraijer brings about towards this other gaze, that of nature.
Juul Kraijer raises one of the major issues of civilisation in crisis: to rethink the human body interacting with the species and our natural milieu. Man’s flesh fits within a vital universal flux.”