Wednesday, 17 March 2010
In 1999 the Nationaltheatret train station was extended with a second platform, and I have always been curios about the art-work exhibited on this platform. It contains of different pictures of people, mostly portraits. The surface of the canvas is a metallic shimmer which makes the faces appear and fade away as you walk past. It almost feels as if they follow you with their eyes. I have also wondered who the faces in the portraits belong to, as they make me think of photos from concentration camps.
The visual artist behind this exhibition is Anne-Karin Furnues. According to Galerie Anhava, Furunes has developed her own technique, perforating the acryllic painting on the canvas into numerous of holes in different sizes. As to the people in the portraits, Furunes uses archive photos which are of a political and historical nature.
Read more on www.anhava.com/exhibitons/furunes/index.html