Paintings 2016

Galleri Udengaard, Århus 2016

#helmetbykülli

Helmet project 2016

 

During 2014–2017, I worked on a series called "Helmet". One of the first pieces was an oil painting "Helmet with blue and yellow", which was completed in March 2014, a short time after the annexation of Crimea by Russia.

By now, the series includes 37 oil paintings, 1 drypoint, 1 video and 1 installation.

The helmet is a powerful symbol. Helmets are usually associated with war, disaster, suffering, death … but also protection.

Specific, distinguishable symbols about a soldier's affiliation, as well as rank, are attached to the helmets and uniforms of military forces. But the people inside these helmets and uniforms – people who have been sent to fight for or against a greater cause – still have their own thoughts, feelings, wishes, dreams, fears, yearnings and ... fate.

In this helmet series, I play with strong, absurd contrasts. I paint strawberries, dandelions, white clouds on helmets. I fill helmets with apples, still water, ice, snow, dough, meat, candy and flowers.

 

"Kiiver ja kanahakkliha" ôli, lôuend

"Hjelm med hakket kyllingekød" olie på lærred

"HELMET WITH MINCED CHICKEN MEAT" oil on canvas

(60x80 cm)

 

Designing my way

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