I am a self-taught visual artist, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. My favorite media is acrylics on canvas. I am formally trained as an economist and have a PhD in Development Economics. But I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember, and I am increasingly drawn to the space that I enter when I paint. Here, right and wrong does not exist, and there are no specific standards that must be followed. In this world without any formal rules, I feel completely free.
My work is revolving around the relationship between shape and color, and I am drawn by the endless possibilities that lie in the combination of those on a canvas. I am mainly painting semi-abstract figures in bright colors, and I love to play with the ambiguous expressions that certain combinations of shape and color can create.
At the very core, my visual inspiration comes from my grandmothers tapestries. She had an enormous loom, on which she would weave all sorts of magical and abstract creatures. Those tapestries are, in a very subtle way, always at the base of what I do. They are my foundation.
When I see something beautiful (which can be anything; a painting by one of my favorite artists, a certain combination of colors on a tennis-court or the peculiar way my brother runs down a snowy hill), it gives me a deep feeling of peace and ease. Of satisfaction, perhaps. Painting enables me to get closer to that feeling. To almost touch it.
Sep. 27 - Oct. 9 2022: Copenhagen Art Space, Filosoffen, Odense, Denmark
Jan. 12 - Jan. 18 2022: ETERNITY Virtual Exhibition at The Holy Art Gallery, London, UK
Nov. 26 - Nov. 28 2021: Art Nordic 2021 at Lokomotivværkstedet, Copenhagen, Denmark
Sep. 09 - Sep. 24 2021: International Contemporary Exhibition DE.MO at MADS Art Gallery, Milan, Italy