Aglaé Bassens (b.1986, Belgium. Lives and works in New York, US) is a Ruskin School of Art Graduate whose painterly practice encapsulates the very essence of the human condition. The oscillation between the internal and external nature of existence is the touchstone of her art and these symbiotic forces drive her vision and painterly output. Describing her paintings as “a collection of glances in which the viewer recognises his or her own emotional experience,” Bassens strives to make images that are commonplace yet sincere, in hopes that they will function as a vehicle for collective emotion. Working from photographs, both found and from her personal archive, her paintings memorialise subtle, in-between moments of daily life that might otherwise be overlooked.