The painting ‘Untitled’ has as leitmotif to specify a colour world, an overall timbre – a porous light, resting in the wild and labyrinthine, the rotten, the shady, the filtered, and torn. The pastose colour layer of the painting and the frayed texture serve to refine the refraction of light in the surface and to elicit the richness of colour, which is largely formed by optical mixtures. It’s a slowly matured vision – a result of prolonged immersion in color shade effects.
The association with natural forms in the broad sense is obvious, but it is a character derived from the work of the material. Despite countless nature studies and landscape photos that underlie the work, there is no portrayal of a particular locality or landscape. By contrast, it is an imaginary landscape. The world of painting is an abstraction. A new reality. A journey of discovery with unknown destination. A confrontation with the indefinite.
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).
Ole C Hansen | +45 2696 5880 | firstname.lastname@example.org