Antwerp artist Karin Hanssen’s paintings are soft, yet lush, depictions of ordinary life through a vintage filter. Hanssen has a knack of inviting the mundane to take on a romantic air. The people in her work look like characters acting out their roles between the pages of a book. Even drawings that span the last ten years evoke a nostalgia through their shades of grey. There is a depth to this artist’s work, and it would be foolish to equate its peacefulness to banality.