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A glimpse inside my studio

On Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of September, I, together with 80 other local artists will hold an open studio. You will be able to see a number of my finished works, and perhaps interestingly also a number of my works in progress.

A glimpse inside my studio

"Genarbejd (Rework) will be the name on the facade of the small tool house at Tysk'havnen 12: if not the wizard's workshop, then at least my future base for various creative projects under the auspices of my tiny company of the same, well-chosen name," I wrote on Instagram back in November 2020.

At that time I had just taken over the place, and still only had rather vague, loose ideas about what it should actually house.

Although the artmaking process feels incredibly private and I often find it difficult to share a finished work with the outside world, I am also aware that art has no significant value if no one is allowed to see and experience it.

Today, I paint more than ever, not just on canvas, but also on driftwood, old, recycled wood, and various panels made and laminated from the same, and so the house functions primarily as a wood workshop and studio.

My studio is also my playground, my laboratory and my wunderkammer.

The studio is an optimal setting for creative endeavours because the space is dedicated to just that. But although I often work with the gate open and find it quite pleasant to greet the many passers-by, there is also something very private and closed about the place.

I like the occasional visitor, but at the same time am only comfortable doing my more crazy and wild experiments because I know I rarely get disturbed by unexpected guests.

Studio walls with works in progress.

But of course, one should never rest too much in one's comfort zone. This year I have therefore signed up for "Kunsten inviterer indenfor" (Art invites you in), where a total of 81 artists exhibit in 30 different places around Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality on the first weekend of September.

Open studio September 2nd and 3rd, 10am to 5pm.

Although the artmaking process feels incredibly private and I often find it difficult to share a finished work with the outside world, I am also aware that art has no significant value if no one is allowed to see and experience it.

I hope I have piqued your curiosity and that you want to stop by and see my studio and my work in real life. I'll love to invite you in.

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