REALITY (WITHIN)

A psychedelic experience without being affected!

Westjutland Art Pavilion
December 2015

An exhibition with Anne Skole Overgaard, Søren Martinsen, Bodil Nielsen, Elsebeth Norrie and Christian Finne

Photo: Søren Palmelund

IRRIGATION DITCH

Watercolor
56 x 76 cm
2015

The exhibition is curated by Sonja Lillebæk Christensen who writes about the exhibition:

"In a way, I have captured the five artists in this postulate that the exhibition deals with the psychedelic, with being in a kind of dizzy state. I am not sure all the artists agree that their work is exactly about that. Actually I also agree with them, but at the same time I see something that recurs in the works of all the artists. Something that makes my head spin, and which leads me to think of how the condition of the five artists have been, during the creation of their respective works. One thing is clear to me; the five artists are true to themselves when they work, and they move beautifully on the border of madness and genius."

Sonja Lillebæk Christensen writes about the work of Anne Skole Overgaard:

"I knew the work of Anne from years ago, when I studied at The Jutland Art Academy in Aarhus. I was on third year, when she started on her first year, 19 years old .

Anne always based her art in the reality she saw and was part of. It was not a reality I always knew myself. But that doesn't make the art less interesting. She challenged herself with a loneliness and somtimes with a distance to the close surroundings. But at the same time it is the close physical surroundings which often are her motifs. Eg. the landscape which is right outside her window. And it is always executed with a soberness and seriousness that sometimes seem scary in a good way.

Anne's art is placed somewhere between the naturalistic and the abstract. Eg. when she zooms in on a wall, so you start to doubt what is the motif. But have no doubt, because Anne has no doubt. It requires patience, an interest in the material and an acceptance of getting your gaze forced into one direction, blurring the outlook and overview. Along with this zoom she has an urge to expose the reality. Not the nasty inventions of reality. No, she is rather emphazising the beauty of the phenomena and spaces we move within, in out everyday life, but that we might overlook.

The methods Anne is using are always executed with such diligence and precision that I sometimes suspect her motivation. Is it her ability to control a subject on the canvas or the paper, which makes her an interesting artist? Or is it the story, between the lines, of how she tries to control her life in a world that is not perfectly straight and which makes her dizzy. If it is the one or the other, or a nice mix, is not essential. The exact execution is also psychedelic in a very well-behaved manner. Anne is true to herself, and for me that is crucial in the way of seeing, and perhaps, understanding her art.

The text is from the catalogue (in Danish) which can be downloaded here (6MB)

HOUSE

Acrylic on canvas
65 x 60 cm
2014

GREY HOUSE

Acrylic on canvas
65 X 80 cm
2014

HOUSE

Acrylic on canvas
65 x 100 cm
2014

THE PATH BETWEEN FOSSATO AND RODIGO

Watercolor
55 x 75cm
2014

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Watercolor
30,5 x 40cm
2013

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Detail

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Watercolor
40 x 30,5 cm
2013

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Watercolor
40 x 30,5 cm
2013

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Detail

VIEW FROM STUDIO, ITALY

Watercolor
30,5 x 40cm
2013

HOUSE

Pencil on paper
29,7 x 42 cm
2014

HOUSE

Pencil on paper
29,7 x 42 cm
2014

EXHIBITIONS
First out - then in
Landscape
Evening Fields
Altrove / Elsewhere
Drawing Biennale Zeichen setzen
Niche - billboard
Reality (within)
Bahnüberführung
Railroad Overpass
Houses and Trees
GAU
Travel
Spring Summer Autumn Winter
1 book 2 paintings & 53 drawings
The Garden

PAINTING
Niche - watercolor
Houses, Italy
Olive
Curtain
Tiled floor, New York
Rhubarb

DRAWINGS
Houses, Italy
Rostock - Berlin
Snow
The artist's wife. After L. A. Ring

GRAPHICS AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Reed
Woodcut - process
Trees
Photos from Siberia...

ARTISTS' BOOKS
Catalogue: Houses and Trees
Disaster
My Good Life - Book

COMMISSIONS
Winter Kfuk residence hall

CV
ARCHIVE
FRONTPAGE
DANSK

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