tinsel painting

TINSEL PAINTING:
” … The special tinsel technique was introduced in Renaissance Italy and later spread as a domestic craft among American women between 1850 and 1890. Eken became fascinated with the techniques during a visit to The Folk Art Museum in New York in 2012, and later introduced the medium in her practice. In minute detail she paints a reverse image on the back of a glass plate, leaves areas transparent and adds coloured, glittering tinsel. Then the subject is built up as layers in reverse order, working from the outside in. ” (Tekst by Henriette Noermark)

AFTERBEAT
Horsens Kunstmuseum 2018


 

 


RESISTANCE
V1 Gallery 2018



CAN
V1 Gallery

PRESS RELEASE
“…Eken has been working with tinsel painting for the past 5 years gradually challenging the often very refined finish of the tradition making space for a more gestural expression. Breaking the mold by translating the tools of the original male painter Jackson Pollock through an old feminine folk art tradition. The result is a series of radiant expressive works…”
CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

CAN - soloshow @ V1 Gallery 2016 - photo Jan Søndergaard

pitsburgh-can-tinselpainting-2016

paint-cans-and-brushes_-acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_100x70cm_2016
re_devoe-paint-cans_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_21x30cm_2016 re_stilllife-with-painttubes-and-devoe-cansacrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_2016 re_linseed-oil-and-turbs_-acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_30x21cm_2016 re_paint-turpentine-and-painttubes_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_32x32cm_2016 re_stillife-with-devoe-cans_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_32x32cm_2016 re_devoe-and-pittsburgh-_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_21x30cm_2016 re_devo-paintcans-with-brushes_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_-32x32cm_2016 re_paint-and-re_turps_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_-28x31cm_2016 re_painttubes-and-ink_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glasst_30x21cm_2016 re_paintubes_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_40x50cm_2016 re_jackson-pollocks-shoes_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_50x55cm_2016 re_stilllife-with-paittubes-and-spatular_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_65x70cm_2016 re_stilllife-with-bottle-and-painttubes_acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_32x32cm_2016 re_turpentine_-acrylic-porcelainpaint-and-tinselfoil-on-glass_30x21cm_2016 stillife-with-maxwellcoffee-jar

Tinsel painting 2014