Venue: Bluecoat Display Centre
Dates: 01/08/2018 - 31/08/2018
Times: All Day
1 – 31 August 2018
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen
I am working with mixed media sculpture, making and arranging multiple components into complex narrative tableaux of visual excess.
I try to create a place beyond reality, a deceitful echo of the real world, that bends the perception of what is real.
I want my work to look like a very skilled child could have made it, clumsy and elaborate at the same time. Initially the viewer may, mistakenly, be drawn to my figures thinking them to be toys; however closer examination reveals their rather darker narrative.
They invite you into an absurd and surreal world where things are not what they seem…
A frozen moment that indicate a story and mood but at the same time is open for the viewer to filter their own references through, to make sense and contribute to the story themselves. – Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, Danish ceramicist working in Londonartman