Ien Lucas’ paintings reflect the everyday processes of painting: searching for possibilities in composition, color, texture, surface, form and space, all separated from reality. Her works also reflect the everyday interactions with paintings: the search, execution, the preparation, interrogation, registration, and the decision. For Ien Lucas, continuing her work without becoming repetitive is a challenge in and of itself. What can be discovered in the stripes, circles, points, and lines? What is the way forward?