Monday, May 3, 2010
Let’s Visit a Studio in Denmark!
I feel like it’s time for another studio visit. The “build your own studio” project here is moving forward – lots and lots of sanding going on. I understand when that is done, the primer can be sprayed. Then I think there will be something to show you. For now, it’s just a lot of dust.
I want to share with you the studio of Danish artist and architect Line Juhl Hansen. Line’s work appeals to me because of her strong use of shapes, her use of line and the space she creates in her work.
Line shares her studio space with another artist, graphic designer Sidsel Gaustadnes. With Line’s permission I am reprinting parts of an article from Boligliv magazine, only in English.
“In the heart of Aarhus, a short distance from the harbour and the heavily-trafficked approach roads, a small oasis of charm and character lies hidden. Surrounded by old mews and apartment blocks are old industrial buildings and workshops… this place is called “Kærlighedsstien”, and for a couple of hundred metres it is reminiscent of a calm breath of air in the middle of the city traffic. In No. 7, the artist and architect Line Juhl Hansen and graphic designer Sidsel Gaustadnes have their base in one of the old workshops – Line with her paintings and Sidsel with her graphic design company, Spagat.”
“Line has worked as an established painter for a number of years and is represented in some of the country’s leading galleries. With her delicate sense for graphic design, Sidsel has created graphic identities for companies for several years. When art meets design a really special vibe emerges, a vibe the two women invoke in both individual and shared projects.”
Line’s blog is in English.
I have been following her work for a while now. Line tells me she has a book of her work that will be available soon.
Line also has work on Etsy and she holds workshops in her lovely studio.
Looks like fun! Thanks Line, for being part of this series on Artist Studio Visits. More of the article, in English, is available here at Décor 8 blog.
For more about what I have been doing go here.