Fresco – Rue Bruyn 1, 1120 Brussels, Neder-Over-Hembeek
This fresco is the work of Brussels-born artist IOTA, who showed particular interest in the context and location of the fresco: the Queen Astrid Military Hospital. This establishment specialises in the treatment of burn victims, and the artist sought to evoke this in her work through the use of colour. On one side, the warm colours are reminiscent of fire, flames and, by extension, burns, which are at the root of these patients’ traumas. On the other, cool, bluish colours suggest cold, ice and, most importantly, healing. At the centre, a human figure gradually heals, depicting a representation of hope and remission.
This fresco was created to mark the 100th anniversary of the Brugmann University Hospital, of which the Queen Astrid Military Hospital is a part.
The artist will create the fresco between the 11th and 17th September.
The inauguration will be held at 12.30pm on the 20th September 2023 at 1 Rue Bruyn, 1120 Brussels, (Neder-Over-Heembeek).
Born in Brussels in 1991, Iota showed an interest in drawing from an early age. She started painting on walls in 2013 and spends her free time looking for abandoned places to practise this new technique. She draws her influences from classical painting, art nouveau and abstract art. Her current work explores the human being as an individual, an incomplete entity in constant search of development. She invites us to explore our emotions through the subconscious, as if we were diving into one of her dreams.