The drawn element is not as important as the motive itself, which may be why I am prone to rely on my first thought regarding the drawings. I rarely do sketches as I find the honesty in the very first instinct very interesting and appealing. The motive, the intention, is often there before the first pencilstroke. During the process the initial motive might be grafted or even eroded as more elements are put to paper.
Text have become an increasingly important feature in my way of working. Often as a note, the sudden idea scribbled, other times as a text complimenting a visual piece of work, and in recent times; also as the primary element.
In my early formative years, which arguably are still happening, I had a clear idea of exhibiting my works in galleries. It soon turned out that the commercial art world and me were not that well matched. In the early end I decided to pull out and have since then only showed my work in artist run spaces, private viewings and online. I have put my focus on the areas that I actually cherish: Researching, learning and creating.
e d u c a t i o n
Master of Arts in Architecture
(Aarch - Aarhus School of Architecture)
via the departments Experiment/Equilibrium, Constructing an Archive and parts of my master at Det Jyske Kunstakademi (2011).
w o r k
I have had my own practise since graduating and have exhibited my drawings and projects on various occations.
Statens Kunstfond (project + travel grants)
Statens Værksteder for Kunst (Copenhagen, DK)
- School for architecture, design and drawing
- School for architecture, art, design
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