Anders Bonnesen often works with language in various mediums such as painting, sculpture, and installation. In his series of crocheted works Bonnesen takes inspiration from proverbs and everyday sayings – often altered with a small modification that highlights the absurdity of that specific saying. Bonnesen’s works are a humorous take on the phrases we often say without thinking of their meaning or origin. Bonnesen focuses on the tradition craft of crochet – a craft that dates all the way back to the 11th century. The traditional crocheted wall piece uses biblical phrases, inspirational quotes, or proverbs in connection to the nationality of the craftsman or craftswoman. In the age of technology and language becoming digitalized Bonnesen emphasizes on a traditional and analogue craft but also questioning our way of using language in the present day.

 

Find available works by Anders Bonnesen here.

Anders Bonnesen

Sum ergo sum, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

27 x 27 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

Ja hvad ved jeg, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

30 x 24 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

The biggest thing I can say is elephant, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

33 x 51 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

Man vil hvad man kan, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

33 x 29 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

Er det ikke det ene så er det det andet, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

51 x 48 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

Er det ikke det ene så er det det andet eller ingen af delene, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

51 x 72 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

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Anders Bonnesen (b. 1976) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2005. Bonnesen has since 2004 published various texts and literary works centered around language and made commission work for schools, universities, and libraries in Denmark. Anders Bonnesen is part of public collections such as ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, The Saxo Collection, The New Carlsbergfoundation and the Danish Arts Foundation. Bonnesen has been part of exhibitions at Herning Art Museum, Viborg Kunsthal, Sculpture by the Sea and Vejle Art Museum and shown works in Berlin at Die Raum.
Anders Bonnesen is currently showing at Randers Kunstmuseum with the exhibition Watch your language which marks the artist’s first solo exhibition at a Danish Art Museum.

Anders Bonnesen

Cogito ergo cogito, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

27 x 27 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

Anders Bonnesen

Hvis det ikke det ene er det det andet eller ingen af delene eller begge dele, 2021

Crocheted piece, cotton yarn

63 x 66 cm

Framed in oak with anti-reflective museum glass

About Viewing Room

 

The Viewing Room is an online exhibition space only. With the Viewing Room we wish to make an online space for selected artworks and themes to be explored. The curatorial approach for our Viewing Room is to highlight artists represented by Charlotte Fogh Gallery.  The online exhibition will change every two weeks and all artworks will be available for purchase in our webshop.