Installation view Sophienholm 2020 / Photographer Trine Berg

IN A COLLAPSE 2020

In my most recent series of paintings I have been seeking to unfold my personal experiences from my spiritual practice by using elements from meditation and visualisation. This process has resulted in an abstract visual language. I have dissolved the figurative, more or less, and arrived at what I at the moment like to refer to as a “poetic potential” in the painting.

I see it as a statement; to show that art can be made out of spiritual matter, and that there is a growing need within contemporary art today to reaffirm this urge. An urge for the centrality of man with all its criticality and complexity, in the search for a spiritual dimension.

Untitled / 100 cm x 120 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

We are all 
one grail

Floating

Untitled / 145 cm x 125 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

A portrait?
Some flowers?
Who is looking back at you, while I am hiding behind my demons?

Untitled / 145 cm x 125 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

I don’t know in which direction I should look. 
Right or left?
My third eye blinds me. 

Untitled / 100 cm x 80 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

Floating elements are all around me 
not knowing where to stand 

it is a new world.

Untitled / 145 cm x 125 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

Out of space 
Out of mind
Out of time

Untitled / 145 cm x 125 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

They tell me that I will turn into ashes 
I think it has already begun.

Untitled / 100 cm x 80 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

I am looking at the other side of the moon
Here I can blossom.

Untitled / 100 cm x 80 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

Vulcano 
Explosion
You
Me
We are all about to be blown into pieces 

I trust.

Oil on canvas / 120 cm x 100 cm / 2020

I am 
Bird
Hedgehog
Octopus
Me

Untitled / 100 cm x 80 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

The horns on my forehead are very bendy. 

Untitled / 100 cm x 80 cm / Oil on canvas / 2020

Now
my mouth are my eyes 
are my vision 
are my words

Untitled / Oil on canvas / 160 cm x 140 cm / 2020

In a collapse
I awaken.

Untitled / Oil on canvas / 2020

This is a new
Statue of liberty.

CASTLES AND FLOWERS 2019

Researching on ‘vision and memory’ I created a series of paintings inspired by my own memories from my grandparents home and working place Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark. This unusual place was an important part of my childhood and was a way for me to connect with a number of paintings throughout art history.

This combination of researching on a personal aspect as well as a collective aspect is essential for many of my artworks, as I work based on the idea that when I share my story, I share your story I share our story. 

BETHANIEN 2018

During my residency at Bethanien in Berlin in 2018 I created a series abstract expressionistic paintings. As part of my method I travel to expand my language in painting, why I for this project only had focus on experimenting on the abstract. It was kindly supported by The Danish Artcouncil and Montana.

ARCHIVE

See a selection of paintings from 2010 – 2020 here:
http://www.mianelle.com/archive-paintings/

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