On view now at Alice Gallery in Brussels is Aurélie Gravas's A Fan as a Rising Sun. The artist presents a series of large- and medium-format paintings of faces, each stretching across the entire canvas. Like a seabird flying over an estuary in search of landmarks, contemplation of Aurélie Gravas’s works continually oscillates between the pleasure of seeing the purity of a profile, which satisfies our insatiable quest for meaning, and that of abandoning our eyes to the play of curves and colors. As we move through the gallery from one piece to the next, these sibylline faces both question and inspire a feeling of serenity, thanks to their supple lines and rounded, flat, delicately tinted surfaces.