Værktøjet (The Tool)
We are proud to present Kathrine Ærtebjerg’s first gallery exhibition in Jutland, and we are looking forward to inviting you into her enigmatic universe. The exhibition consists of a number of new paintings and paperworks, and as always the human is central in Ærtebjerg’s art, The works deal with major existential themes such as body, gender, sexuality, vanity and death.
Many people know Kathrine Ærtebjerg’s paintings for the slightly surreal and enigmatic imagery of human characters, animals, objects and concrete shapes that moves in the borderland between figurative and abstract. As something new, Kathrine Ærtebjerg has used spray paint on all works and sprayed one or more items from the real world eg. leaves, branches and fruit from the nature or tools. The outer world and the phenomena, such as nature and the tool, and the inner world, the ideas and imagination, merge in the works of Ærtebjerg. The pictures are beautiful and enigmatic, legendary and poetic. They appear delicate and sensitive while also being humorous.