Anette Harboe Flensburg is famous for her monumental paintings of interiors. Designed as geometric patterns formed out of a grid of vertical and horizontal lines, of light and shadow Anette Harboe Flensburg’s works communicate depth from the flat surface of the canvas.
Those still, quiet, empty spaces are used by Anette Harboe Flensburg to make a reference to the real world and yet they create a universe that is entirely her own. A universe Anette Harboe Flensburg constructs by using foam board, screens and transparent surfaces assembled together with pins.
The photographic documentation, of the miniature room models built by Anette Harboe Flensburg, serve as a study for her large-format canvases. Taken through the maze of Anette Harboe Flensburg’s virtual corridors we are led by the artist beyond the physical reality that she depicts. Through the use of shared points of reference, Anette Harboe Flensburg introduces us to new realms where planes and colours acquire abstract qualities in line with painterly traditions of early 20th-century avant-garde.
Anette Harboe Flensburg's photogravure projects allow the viewer to have a glance into the backstage of her work as a painter. The photo-based graphic work creates a dream-like reality in the maze where the spectator’s gaze wanders through the spaces searching for an exit.
Anette Harboe Flensburg, born 1961, lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anette Harboe Flensburg's recent exhibitions include In Arcadia Too You Can Die, Gl. Strand, Copenhagen (DK), The Trees Exist, Nivaagaards Malerisamling, Nivaa (DK), In Company With No-One, Trapholt, Kolding (DK).
Her work is included in the collections of Malmö Art Museum (SE), Trapholt Art Museum (DK), Brandts (DK), The Danish Arts Foundation (DK) and The New Carlsberg Foundation (DK), among others. She is the recipient of The New Carlsberg Foundations Artists Grant, The Eckersberg Medal and The Carnegie Art Award.
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Like Anette Harboe Flensburg also Valérie Collart creates her artistic universe by transforming small three-dimensional objects into large format works on paper.