Profile: Rie Brødsgård
I usually wake up in the morning with a mind full of ideas and inspiration. It has been so, since the fall of 2008 when I decided to quit my job and start on my own as an artist.
I love creating and I feel I have a lot to give to the people around me. I find great pleasure in inspiring people around me through my art.
I am 52 years old. I am a self-employed painter and in addition to creating my own art I teach courses in experimental painting and collage techniques.
About my work:
I work with paintings in many layers. I find inspiration in all kinds of patterns, contrasts, structures and colors which I use for my intriguing experimental collage paintings.
The painting are made using a mixture of techniques working with acrylic, stain, serigraphy prints, paper as well as numerous painting and coloring materials. My paintings consist of many layers of different materials and I finish them by applying a lacquer to bring the elegance of the colors in the paintings forward.
I experience the process as movements and energy emerging through color, light, structure and thoughts. In the end these elements come together in a universe of stories.
My paintings are intense, graphical and harmonic where the balance between the raw and brutish and the feminine is expressed.
My paintings have been on display in various Danish as well as international galleries in this regard I would like to highlight the following.
Galleri Hamnen (Viken, Sweden) Gallerie Marziart (Hamburg, Germany), Galleri -X (Copenhagen, Denmark), Galleri Art Expo (Aarhus, Denmark), Galleri Lyrum (Aarhus Denmark)
Furthermore I was selected to be part of the book “101 Kunstnere” (101 artists) by Tom Jørgensen, on the publishing company JA. In addition to these exhibitions I have had my works displayed in numerous other galleries and art associations (please let me know if you need more references).
Selected teachers and courses:
I have enjoyed the privilege of attending courses and inspirational lesson with numerous other artists and below I have highlighted just a few, of whom I would say have had the greatest influence on the way I express myself through my art.
Bjørn Ignatius Øckenholt at Frederiksbergske kunstskole (Frederiksberg Art School) 2009,2010,2011,2014,2015 and 2017.
Line Juhl Hansen, 2010, Artist/architect, Arhus
Mia Willuame Artist, 2013, Copenhagen
Marianne Markvad Artist, 2015, Copenhagen
Ken Denning, Artist, Trapholt Museum, 2014