My art classes at Testrup and mixed media courses at G13 have come to an end for a while – and so have more of my art projects – including HOME. The touring exhibition opened last week at the North Atlantic House where it can be see until 24 August. Do drop by if you are in Copenhagen during summer.
I feel like I have been in some kind of overdrive speed for the last half year – with the moving to my grandfather’s house in Aarhus – and all that followed – getting installed and reestablishing my atelier – and finding time to clean up and renovate my new residence – inside and out.
Now comes a time for relaxing, reflection and recharging some new energy. I have very few sommerplans. Yet.
Right now I’ll start the holidays enjoy my garden. A mild and lush wilderness. My daily paradise.
Wish you all a happy summer!
Simple as can be.
From Saturday’s workshop on artists’ books.
Photocredit LRJ ;-)
From this weekend’s MASTER CLASS in collages & boards. Fusions between stencils and embroidery techniques seem to work very well …
Next weekend (Saturday) the subject is: ARTISTS’ BOOKS. Further info here & here
Back home again – happy and exhausted – after a lovely study trip to Berlin with a group of 130 teachers & students from Testrup højskole.
Depending on temperament and inclination one could choose from a totally tight program – to pursue the historical- political or the predominantly cultural- artistic track, as I did, with elements ranging from the most stringent and classic art to distinctly avant-garde. The culture scene pendulum swinging effortlessly from the hottest art galleries, most violent and experimental electronic music performed at small, quirky clubs – to contemporary canonized artists as Ai Waiwai currently at the Martin Gropius Bau – to the absolute serenity and grandeur radiation of ancient stuff like the Pergamon altar – to chamber concert at the Berlin Philharmonic and Anna- Sophie Mutters virtuoso world-class violin.
Occasionally also plenty of ” breathing space ” and green oases along the way: in particular I enjoyed visiting one of my recurring favorites : Prinzessinen Gärten – the mobile urban garden project at Moritz Platz. Another wonderful tour was going by bike with a small group of students in the green Treptower area, to Spree Park and along the channels till the Turkish market in Kreuzberg. Also the traditional Sunday flea markets contained their great share of recreative moments. And so teeming the city with cafes, restaurants , take-away, etc. a good part in the bio-quality. Your next coffeee is never far away when you realize you need to rest the legs and senses. And so do you!
Berlin is one of those fantastic and complex cities where the trashy and the monumental, past, present and future are closely connected. Very inspiring!
I think I can use a couple of days now to let the impressions sink in. Maybe along with a little Prinzessinspired gardening?! Just crazy as everything has grown wild in my backyard while I’ve been away …
In Thy today to attend the opening of no less than 3 Nordic Book Arts Exhibitions at Doverodde BOOK Arts Center. Close race. The opening is tonight at 7 pm.
This time our works are featured alongside with Norwegian Boeker created by B-Open Bokkunstgruppe from Bergen and LK243UnderSail by Imi Maufe from Norway / UK. Both projects looks very interesting.
My new studio G13 is also now inaugurated as a course venue – with Saturdays workshop in illustration and visual logbooks.
Seems just fine and promising – with adequate physical work space and a generous, open and inspiring atmosphere.
Looking forward to host many more courses and events here. See you. :-)
Spring and time for change and renewal. The old pass away, the new arises. And so convenient my new studio, G13, officially opened yesterday Palm Sunday, April 13th.
A huge THANK YOU to my family, friends, housemates, colleagues, etc. – for making it possible – and for showing up this beautiful and magical day. It bodes well for a future where I see this place as a solid steppingstone towards my dreams and creative projects.
NB. Studio door will be open all Easter holidays, (ie. 17, 18, 20 and 21 April) from 13:00 to 17:00. See you there. :-)