During the Summer Exhibition 2022 WTC The Hague Art Gallery shows two talented artists. Both graduated (in 2016 and 2021) at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) The Hague. Both artists have their roots somewhere else but nowadays they live in The Hague.
Born in Paris and with Italian roots, Katia Borghesi now lives between The Hague and Bagni di Lucca (IT). After a very long time working for International Organisations, she is admitted to study at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, where she graduates. From then on, she dedicates her time to her artistic practice, working compellingly on paintings which are always part of a series. Coveted objects often figure in her work; once painted each of them becomes a tangible token, representing a fragment of autobiographical recall, that she now owns.
Ruby Lee’s practice sets its roots in a type of surreal feminist storytelling - most often materialising in paintings, as well as installations, films and photography. The outcome is an intentionally comical display of ‘kitchen-sink’ like realism, built using personalities that she collects like treasure. Originally from East London, but now based in The Hague, her particular attitude of female expression both self- deprecates and celebrates.