Jytte Høy makes art based on fully formed intellectual experiments and private observations. The results are highly different works that accentuate the overlooked things and challenge the way we think.
The Modern Ruin, 2001
Six photographs of buildings in various stages of demolition. The pictures are taken straight on or diagonally, with no visible urban elements or people. Similarly weather phenomena have been excluded, resulting in a uniform, cool and neutral expression. The works differ in the subtle colour nuances in blue, green and violet, applied to the papers in the photogravure – a technique in which photographs are transferred to graphic prints.
About the work
Jytte Høy has carefully selected the buildings that are usually overlooked. The six tumbledown and partly demolished buildings appear as naked skeletons without doors, windows or roofs. Three of the subjects are modern buildings from Islands Brygge in Copenhagen, one is from Tuborg's bottling plant in Hellerup, one from Clemens Bro in Aarhus and one is a building near the Reims Cathedral in France.
On Høy's art in general
For Jytte Høy art often begins with an idea or an observation that governs the look and the execution of the work. This makes her works serve as very disparate explorations of various questions that have occupied Høy for long periods. Art becomes an opportunity to suggest alternative solutions, or to provoke yet more questions.
"Tankens Museum", Nikolaj Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, 2003.
"Jytte Høy. Something Closer than Small", Apartment One, Copenhagen, 2000
A sculpture graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen (1983-89), today Jytte Høy operates.....