Solo Exhibition 2023

'DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU'

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Let me take you on a tour around my current hottest project – my 1st solo exhibition.

It was around the end of 2021, when I came up with the idea for a series of animal portraits depicting the ongoing struggles concerning climate change and biodiversity loss..

Take a look at a few snippets and insights into my work. 

come to the opening night:

 1st of April 2023 in Art Escape Studios in Copenhagen

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first sketches

As soon as I come up with an idea, I roughly put it into my sketchbook as kind of a ‘don’t forget about it’ note.

These ideas  sat in my sketchbook for a few months before I dug them out and took another phase. I didn’t even know back then, it was the start of my work for the solo exhibition.

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DIY canvas

I don’t like to be limited by sizes of canvas in the shop. Hence I build my own. There is no better workout than cutting a piece of wood on the soft furniture. It’s not a staged photo. It really happened.  

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design in Photoshop

Digital art helps me with decisions about composition and colour. I start with a very rough draft in Photoshop, which I then transfer onto the canvas. This gives me a good start and a plan for when I get sidetracked…

Apart from that, having such draft, makes it easier to ask my artist friends for opinions. It’s always good to have a second view before wasting tones of paints and time 😉

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reference photos

Sometimes I find them on internet, but very often I take my own reference photos.  Dyveka was so nice to be my model for the portrait of the wolf 🙂 I also had to take a serious selfie wearing a posh plastic scarf for the turtle’s portrait.

ugly phase!

The first layers of the painting are not my favourite part. One says to stay calm and trust your process. That’s a big challenge for my inpatient nature! It’s a boring but also very difficult phase. This is where painting takes the first shape and composition and it stays on the canvas forever.

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coffee and music

Both my fuel and vitamins. Americano or cappuccino. From Peter Bence to Muse to Calvin Harris depending on my energy level.

re-love it

A painting that you can wear? Yes! I am planning to prepare a few items of upcycled 2nd hand clothing for the show.

 If you have a jean jacket or a pair of jeans, which you are planning to trash or give away, please consider giving it to me. Otherwise I will be wandering around 2nd hand shops in Copenhagen.

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