Kathrine Ærtebjerg

Kathrine Ærtebjerg (b. 1969) creates colourful and imaginative works that reflect on the idea of transformation as a necessary human condition. The works take their starting point from a universe experienced from a specifically female perspective. At the same time the artist depicts a universal experience of transformation and creation. It is in a state of transition where the external surroundings and inner emotional states collide and merge together. In this way Ærtebjerg’s practice deals with the notion of metamorphosis: they function as images that reflect the physical, social and psychological unpredictability of humans.

 

In her artistic practice, Ærtebjerg concentrates on the narrative and figurative within painting. Her works are played out on the border between the conscious and the unconscious, reality and fantasy, figuration and abstraction. A figure, usually female is placed in a more or less recognizable universe. Yet, the universe she creates is ambiguous: it is neither defined as familiar realism nor is it confined to the imagination. Ærtebjerg’s enigmatic works place themselves somewhere in between; with their open interpretations and connotations they allow the viewer to explore the paintings’ complex and visually fascinating pictorial world.   

 

 

www.kathrineaertebjerg.dk

 

 

Exhibitions in the gallery:

 

2016. 12.05 - 18.06. THE INVISIBLE POEM - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 24.05 - 31.08. BLUMEN / FLOWERS / BLOMSTER - group show (Berlin)

 

2013 24.04 - 01.06.  THE PLAY - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2012. 27.09 - 20.10. ACCROCHAGE - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2012 23.06 - 04.08. BLOMSTER / FLOWERS / BLUMEN - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2012 23.03 - 12.05. KATHRINE ÆRTEBJERG - HER STOMACH IS AN OVEN THAT BURNS THE WORLD & PHILIP GRÖZINGER - EINEN INTENSIVEN MOMENT (Berlin)

 

2011 17.06 - 60.08- BODY OF MEMORY - A TRIBUTE TO LOUISE BOURGEOIS - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2009 23.10 - 28.11. OUT OF DARKNESS - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2009 17.04 - 23.05. MEGA - group show (Copenhagen) 

 

2007 14.12 - 2008 02.02. ACCESSORIES - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2007 07.09 - 20.10. AMONG THE LIVING. THE DEAD AND THE UNBORN - solo show (Berlin)

 

2004 25.09 - 30.10. SHE - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2004 17.01 - 28.02. COLOR - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2003 10.01 - 22.02. LISE B. ANDERSEN, KATHRINE ÆRTEBJERG, SABINA MLEJNEK - ECCO OF THE EYE (Copenhagen)

 

2016 12.05 - 2016 18.06. Kathrine Ærtebjerg - Det usynlige digt


2016 12.05 - 2016 18.06. Kathrine Ærtebjerg - Det usynlige digt


Kathrine Ærtebjerg, Løg, æg og pølse, 2016, acrylic, oil and spray paint on canvas, 250 x 200 cm