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Dissolving Boundaries Ditte Knus Tønnesen

21.03–09.05.2015

The borders between photography and painting become blurred in the works by Ditte Knus Tønnesen in the exhibition Dissolving Boundaries. Armed with her camera she travelles out into the wilderness to investigate man’s manipultion of the nordic nature. The structural changes in the landscape caused by the constant search for new ressources underlines the contrast between the natural and the manmade.

The dichotomy is expressed in Tønnesens work, where she by dealing in an abstract sense with the landscapes, detach fragments of the images whereby creating a distance between ourselves and our understanding of reality. This experience is supported by Tønnesen’s use of materials, where the photographs are displayed in ways not acustomed to the medium.

Sheets of bamboo, poplar, MDF and concrete are exposed to the liquid photographic emulsion, exceeding the regular confinements of the photograph, while at the same time creating a connection to the original materiality of the motif. The classical landscape painting is reinterpreted through her photographs, while simultaneously refering to the great nordic abstract painterly tradition.

Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Almighty, Twice Between Primary, 2015, 122 x 122 / 119 x 103 cm
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Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Almighty, Twice Between Primary, 2015, 122 × 122 / 119 × 103 cm

Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view
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Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view

Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Separated for a Whole Ninety Degrees, 2015, 122 x 82 / 122 x 50 cm
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Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Separated for a Whole Ninety Degrees, 2015, 122 × 82 / 122 × 50 cm

Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view
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Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view

Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Cast Shadow, 2015, 199 x 109 x 78 cm
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Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Cast Shadow, 2015, 199 × 109 × 78 cm

Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view
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Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view

Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Recollections, Curtavture retained, 2015, 82 x 91 x 65 cm
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Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Recollections, Curtavture retained, 2015, 82 × 91 × 65 cm

Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Sections for a Sum, 2015, 79 x 40 / 40 x 29 / 27 x 15 cm
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Ditte Knus Tønnesen, Sections for a Sum, 2015, 79 × 40 / 40 × 29 / 27 × 15 cm

Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view
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Ditte knus Tønnesen - Dissolving Boundaies - Installation view