The works by Astrid Marie Christiansen has an immediate appeal. Bright colours and geometric shapes arranged in transformative patterns and compositions are both motif and motivation in Christiansen’s works and it seems like the works speak with a certain simplicity about something good.
The artist is focused on the simple but essential joy of the beauty and care that is a part of the surroundings in which we live our daily life. The works display an unpretentious agenda of contributing to a type of art that is understandable and leaves an imprint of positivity and an increased wish for living in our world.
The art of Christiansen stands as a nostalgic and caring documentation of the segments of life worth taking care of and paying attention to. The artist finds her inspiration among stuff that have been here all the time but are easy to overlook. This work requires attention and the following process of making these valuable collections from her surroundings and her memory into a final art piece takes Christiansen from one week up to a month. The pieces’ innate patina conveys their status; they have been around for some time before they are found (again).
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Source: Galleri Lene Bilgrav