LOUISE HJORTH JESPERSEN
I’ve grown up with an eye on art because my father's family founded the renowned Hjorth’s Terracotta Factory.
Graduating from the Aarhus School of Architecture 1992, I’ve spent years with professional design work. Eventually, I felt the need to use my own voice instead. The goal as a designer is to always translate other person wishes into aesthetic functionality – telling the right story with pixel perfection graphic messaging.
The task and the challenge as an artist are different. I paint expressively and experimentally and these forces require a constant violation of graphic dogmas to make a painting come alive. There’s room for the intuitive, the random, and the non-intellectual approach with overpainting, layers, and impulsively frustrated brush strokes. Finally, this provides the balance of graphic expression, vibrant intensity, and emotional satiety that determines that a painting is finished.
My studio is also a small gallery. Art Studio Kul is situated at a lively restaurant- and shopping street at the center of Aarhus, the 2. largest city of Denmark.
April 30 – May 2021 I’ll be attending the WORKS ART FAIR in Aarhus.