“Wildflowers” by Artist Rune Christensen

A brand new collection of work by Danish artist Rune Christensen (beforehand featured right here). “Wildflowers” takes the type of a fairytale impressed by the tales Christensen invented for his two daughters. Spanning from the traditional previous to the distant future, the pictures comply with two fearsome warriors travelling on horseback via the forest at evening, gathering flowers and preventing predators they meet alongside the way in which. Whereas stuffed with bravery and drama, the “knight princesses” are depicted with free, watery brush-strokes in a means that means a barely melancholic or fragile sense of time and sweetness.

Christensen has all the time approached portray as a means of constructing sense of his personal experiences, typically incorporating an unlimited array of references into his distinct model and color decisions. This newest collection touches on a latest journey to Alberta, Canada, a province colloquially generally known as “wild rose nation.” Whereas the horses allude to the native cowboy tradition, the collection additionally touches on concepts round cultivation and wilderness. That’s, not simply the taming of the land however of ourselves via the social norms we select to bolster. The recurring motif of the vase equally refers back to the passage of time, human evolution, our want to personal nature and makes an attempt to include it. See extra photos from “Wildflowers” beneath or on show at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery beginning June 1st.