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.