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.