A solo exhibition by Anne Vilsbøll

Feb. 24th 2017 – Mar. 25th 2017




Anne Vilsbøll’s approach to art grows from a deep interest in the internal waves of the surface, colour and the sign in visual communication. She finds surface and sign have equal importance in a final work of art, which led her to handmade paper, its history and formal characteristics as a means of artistic expression.

Her work is created through continuous investigations, which lead to personal expressions in a constant evolution – a work that is visually harmonious and perceptual with tactile and contextual aspects. The lines of actions she follows cannot be categorized by isms or definitive directions. A world traveller under continuous influence by new surroundings, the knowledge of long traditions of Western and Eastern art history, with studios in France and India, she absorbs her surroundings as paper absorbs colour. All of her work means something.

The proces of making the surface for her art work herself she sees as a digestive process from deconstruction to construction. The internal waves in a paper space is to her an invisible text, a collision of unknown territories, a secret language, she uses to enroll herself in the interwoven texture the world is made of. Not two papers are alike. This point of view has an influence on her art. Extractions, layers beneath, that which remains when one has seen, absorbed signs in a highly textured surface, transmutations of forms and colours. What remains, when we have seen and not only looked, are pulled forward in the final expression, which moves in the interval between what was and what will be within us, trying to take us back to a shared consciousness.

The current exhibition, The Light Palette, shows Anne Vilsbøll’s latest work in which light, colour and the underlying handmade sheets give the paintings a floating, dreamy, tactile presence, one cannot really find the words to express. The light is refracted in the textural surface of the painting in a bright uplifting colour presence, in which one can breathe. They are paintings transcending borders in their own silent way.

At the exhibition one can also experience Anne Vilsbøll’s material – experiments and a power point presentation, where we follow the development and coherence of the artist’s practice.

2017 marks the 30th anniversary of the collaboration between Galerie Egelund and Anne Vilsbøll.

Featured works (all in oil and handmade paper on canvas, done in 2017):