5TH OF SEPTEMBER - 18TH OF OCTOBER 2015
ANITA JØRGENSEN / LISBETH EUGENIE CHRISTENSEN
KONSTRUKTIONER (constructions) is a brand new distinctive cooperation and an experimental cross media dialogue between the sculptress Anita Jørgensen and the painter Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen. From each respective generation and artistic standpoint the two artists will challenge Kunsthal NORDs architecture, as well as traditional media, such as paintings and sculptures.
Both artists works with many different layers of meaning, where seduction, energy, poetry, movement and the delicacy of colours have great importance. Awareness of materials and artistic formwork characterize the work and their constructions appear clearly and strong, regardless if it is paintings, paperwork, objects or sculptures.
Anita Jørgensen is a very experienced and acknowledged sculptress, whose artistic expression is young and extremely cool. Anita Jørgensens experimental mode of expression cannot and shall not be read literally as reproduction of recognizable objects, nevertheless her baseless and apparent self-assured sculptures are always at the same level with the floor and viewer.
For her often strong seductive art works Anita Jørgensen utilises processed materials, such as glass, rubber, steel, lead and neon and this industrial material awareness fits perfectly with Kunsthal NORD. Her continuous examination of the rooms, which occurs between the materials, corresponds additionally with the new, dynamic rooms and gaps, that spontaneously can be experienced between sculptures and the art centers raw aesthetics.
Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen works formally and sometimes even classically with the painting's articulation. Her paintings deal with lines, depth, flat surface and colours, but there is also room for intuition and sudden impulses. In order to create the illusion of complex rooms she often uses geometrical and perspective as well as recognizable constituent elements, which torn apart from its original shapes either gets processed into new constellation or completely shattered.
Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen has made a lot of large decorations and has received several work grants from The Danish Art Foundation, which also bought some of her work. Inspired by Kunsthal NORDs aesthetic frames and Anita Jørgensens cool sculptures, Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen has created a series of brand new paintings on canvas and a dozen large paperworks.
Kunsthal NORD is Northern Jutland’s place for experimental and contextual contemporary art. With KONSTRUKTIONER (constructions) we want to show that we also are capable of handling spectacular and cost-intensive exhibitions with acknowledge and establish artists.
Anita Jørgensen (b. 1942 in Copenhagen) is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design and Rietweld Academie, Amsterdam,1980. She is represented at a number of the country’s museums, has produced numerous of public works, received several awards and has had a number of solo exhibitions at i.a. Randers Art Museum 1985; Gallery Keller, Paris 19688 – 1991, Maison de la culture d`Amiens, Amiens, France 1988, Northern Jutland’s Art Museum, Aalborg 1993, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen 1999, Esbjerg Art Museum 2003, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 2013. Lives and works in Copenhagen.
Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen (b. 1969 in Hjørring) is educated from Design School Kolding 1995. She has done a number of public decorations, received several grants and i.a. exhibited at acknowledged museums and exhibition places as for instance, Jens Nielsen & Olivia Holm-Møller Museum, Holstebro (2015), Himmerlands Art Museum, Aars (2012), Rundetaarn, København (2012), Vendsyssel Art Museum, Hjørring (2009) and Galleri Profilen, Århus (2007). Lives and works in Tommerup, Fyn.
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Thanks to the sponsors of the exhibition
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