Krista Rosenkilde, 1982

I aim to extend the field of painting. To do this, I use a wide range of materials and medias in my work; Gouache, painting, large sculptures, ceramic sculptures, lino prints, lithographic prints, digitally printed textiles and woven wall hangings. My idea is to create a large coherent painting consisting of many small parts.

I juxtapose different expressions and the result is a colourful scenography in the room. I try to link the works to each other and their surroundings  and create a dialogue between artwork and architecture. The work becomes the interior of the room like in a living room. Some of the works mimic the popular appeal of design objects, but are deprived of an actual function.  

The aesthetics and play of shapes, colours, surfaces, the balance between the organic, handmade feel and the more controlled industrial expression trumps a real relation to the practicality. It becomes a play with the boundary and the underlying hierarchy between artwork and design object.

I use colours on the walls too, which ignites the shapes, the ornament and the colours in the objects.

It creates a dynamic and a kind of resilient effect between the works; an intangible, swinging, colourful movement back and forth manifests itself - as a huge three-dimensional painting that unfolds in room. The work communicates an intuitive sensory language that seductively encourages experiencing and sensing beyond the mental physical dimensions in which we are used to committing ourselves.

It is the idea that the works speak first and foremost to the senses rather than the intellect, which indicates that art does not necessarily have to be analyzed and have an intellectual meaning, but can also exist alone to be experienced. The intellectual pleasure of 'getting it', is thereby replaced by a physical and sensual presence, that I find much more important.

Education 

2003 - 2009

MFA. Royal Academy Of Fine Arts, Copenhagen

Selected Commission Work & Collabs

2019

lino print design for the Ant Chair by Arne Jacobsen. Collab with Fritz Hansen Furniture

2016

Lithographic workshop at Edition Copenhagen.

2014

'Chaos And Order'. Large scale commission work for Vestre Landsret (The Western Court of Denmark).

2013

Commission work. Center For Døve. Rødovre.

2011

In situ commission work for Horton (law firm). Tuborghavnen. Copenhagen.

2011

Residency San Cataldo. Italy.

Selected Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Body of Work. Soloshow with guests; Meyerlavigne. Format Artspace, Copenhagen

2014

Shaped. Soloshow with guests; Nils Erik Gjerdevik and Charles Hinman, Gallery Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

2012

Irrational Thoughts. Vendsyssel Art Museum.

2011

Urban Tribe. Politikens Hus. Copenhagen

2010

Not So Square. Gallery Tom Christoffersen. Copenhagen

Group

2019

Entré. Exhibition with Astrid Marie Christiansen, Eva Louise Buus at Kunsthal Nord. Aalborg 

2016

50x50x50. Kastrupgaardsamlingen. Kastrup

2013

Heerup i Midten. Heerup Museum. Rødovre

2013

Sculpture By The Sea. Aarhus

2013

Visuel Haiku. Vestjyllands Kunstpavillion.  (Western Jutland Art Pavillion).

2012

Light vs Heavy. Exhibition with Eva Louise Buus. Traneudstillingen. Gentofte

2011

Psych Out. Holstebro Kunstmuseum. Holstebro

2011

New Works. Gallery Tom Christoffersen. Copenhagen.

2011

Visions of Abstraction. Charlotte Fogh Contemporary. Aarhus

2009

Exit. Graduation show from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Gammel Strand. Copenhagen

Collections & Other

2012

Bought by Politikens Hus House Collection.

2011

Nominated for Carnegie Art Award

2010

Bought by Politikens Hus House Collection.

2009

Bought by Københavns Billedkunstudvalg.

2009

Bought by The Danish Art Foundation.

2005

Co-founder of the artist run exhibition space Foerstetilvenstre. 

Contact Me

+45 26 21 22 15

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Krista
Rosenkilde