Christina HoldgAard

“I like to think of my creative approach as being playful, fun and lighthearted. I find immense joy in playing with compositions, shifting angles and making the colors do their magic tricks on the canvas. I love the process of using an oversized format with a "larger than life" model. This gives me the perfect starting point for placing interlocking color blocks across the canvas like pieces of a puzzle. It gives volume and depth to the composition and allows me to play with the idea of sculpture within the two dimensions of the canvas.

 

I would say that my paintings are executed with what I believe is a typical authentic Scandinavian rigor, probably the inheritance from my Lutheran upbringing in Denmark. In my latest series ART COLLECTORS, the meticulously arranged settings are also a reference to the Danish love for interior perfection. This time I have chosen to come full circle and what a dynamic format that has created. Art collectors in the shape of dogs, cats, leopards and tigers proudly introduce us to their impressive interiors displaying carefully chosen furniture and celebrated masterpieces. However, something seems to be lurking beneath the surface of this apparent perfection…”

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