Dream visions, fantastical tales and painterly atmospheres distinguish the art of Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK 1975). Her photographs often hold uncanny, supernatural atmospheres relating to parallel realities and childhood memories. Powerfully sensuous in their seductive beauty, her works are also ominous and gloomy.
Astrid Kruse Jensen is awarded The ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT 2014 for her ability to produce orchestrated, contrasting and eternal states through photography. Her works draw us in by creating universal stories that send us on emotionally powerful journeys into memory. While broadly relatable, they are also highly personal.
Emil Westman Hertz (DK 1978) creates moving narratives and mysterious worlds in the intersection of ethnography, museology and pathology. He works in sculpture, installation, collage and more, employing such disparate materials as bones, clay, bronze and beeswax. The materials underscore the powerful existential statements of his works, revolving around such recurring themes as transformation and change, life and death.
Emil Westman Hertz is awarded The ARKEN TRAVEL GRANT 2014 because of his extraordinary ability to make us aware of the transience of life and the natural decay of any living organism. His work contains a rare mixture of poignant vulnerability and irrepressible life force.
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