Red-eye (12m2) is a new painting stretched across the ceiling of Den Frie's Minus 1 room. Referring to a recent report indicating that the majority of artists in Copenhagen have a studio approx. 11-15m2 available to work in, the scale of the painting refers to the limits of my own studio and the conditions, physically and logistically, we collectively work in.
Painted and dyed on transparent tarlatan material, the surface's open weave does not hold colour on top, but where it rather seeps and filters through. The image incorporates surveilling eyes, in relation the predominant element of two large low, round lights in the room, alongside patterns generated from various building materials as template. Further mark-making and visual elements reflect the process (folding, stretching, restitching) of working beyond a tenable scale. The work functions as a visualization of the artists' workspace above the viewers, to shed light and focus on the spaces in which we work.
Photos: Hannibal Andersen