I am based in Copenhagen and work in the field of printmaking, artist books, photography and curating. My work often sees light of day through thematic series with focus on ‘people and places' our mutual relationship and interaction. 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. At first I was experimenting with palladium and cyanotype printing at the International Center of Photography in New York. This gave birth in 1999 to an interdisciplinary project 'Quilts & Portraits from Kutch', an exhibition and then later (2004) 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 after a short detour in 2003 with Graphic Experimentarium in Copenhagen I began in 2007 to work on a regular basis at the graphic printmaking studio Atelier Agerbo with graphic artist, Bjarne Agerbo. Today my artwork consist of photogravure, aquatint etchings, linocut, 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 solo, at juried exhibitions, group shows in Denmark and abroad. I hold a membership of the Association of Danish Graphic Artists and The Danish Visual Artists Association.