Based in Copenhagen working in the field of printmaking, artist books, photography and curating. Often through thematic series with focus on ‘people and places' our interaction and mutual relationship. I try intuitively to freeze an atmosphere or a feeling which could later be part of a story.
My focus has been on slowness for many years using historical photographic techniques like palladium and cyanotype printing. The latter gave birth in 1999 to an interdisciplinary project 'Quilts & Portraits from Kutch', an exhibition and later, in 2004, also a photographic essay with focus on recycling and old crafts. A story made of love and respect for a talented group of women in the westernmost part of India.
The portraiture has always been dear to my heart as emphasised in the story ‘Immigrante’ published early 2011. But when I come across a lonely, quiet and empty space, a moment in time reveals itself and enables me to focus on a prevailing stillness, to be present, to listen and to learn.
My quest for slowness has developed ever since and today all my artwork sees light of day as photogravure, aquatint etchings, woodcut and collages. I feel at home having the physical contact with the plates, the ink and the printing press and I am challenged by the interplay between contemporary and old methods. I find inspiration in the tactile qualities of handmade paper, old worn materials like handmade book pages or other found distressed material, which somehow shakes up my sense of order. Working with processes I can’t always control is very inspiring.
Photogravure is my preferred graphic media where I transfer the mirrored image to a plate which I then ink by hand and print by means of an etching press. In this way I combine photography and graphic art to invoke a distinctive tactile effect that gives the images a strong physical immediacy and presence.
I have work in museums, art collections and galleries. I exhibit on a regular basis either solo or in group show in Denmark and abroad. I hold a membership of the Association of Danish Graphic Artists and The Danish Visual Artists Association.