It’s with the Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Hill (1849-1911) in mind that Ole C Hansen has called the exhibition “A Tribute to C.F. Hill”. Hill is well known for – after several failed attempts to assert themselves with a Corot painting inspired on the Parisian salons in the 1870s – to return home to Malmø, where he without attention and recognition unfolded a large amount of visionary and original drawings. Drawings that only in the last half of the 1900s have achieved real recognition.
What has inspired Ole C Hansen, is that in the best of Hill’s drawings some strange spatial displacements has occured. There are often multiple simultaneous worlds, and they are viewed from different angles and distances.
Ole C Hansen has for years been working with the drawing as an independent form of expression. The drawings faster and easier reflection on the image ends and means allows a way of working that is wide open for rapid impulses, where the results can be very varied and rich in ideas. In crayon drawings the color decisions plays a dominant role without loosing the drawn character. This provides an image where colored surfaces and lines form an original form of expression.
Artist Ole C Hansen
Born 1964. Has since the second half of the 1980s worked with painting, drawing, prints and photography. Always, he has been concerned on the iconic expression, what characterizes this, and what makes this different from, for example, the literary, musical or dramatic expression.
At the beginning an anti-aesthetic orientation was dominating – bad taste, kitsch and outright ugliness contained briefly the greatest beauty.
Later on the question of taste was neutralized and replaced by a curiosity for the aesthetic as a source of knowledge. A variety of issues have over the years been studied and various artistic positions has been tested with an including attitude.
Ole C Hansen has graduated from Jutland Academy of Fine Arts, Aarhus, 1995.
Lives and works in Aarhus (DK).
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