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.
text is from the catalogue (in Danish) which can be downloaded here