Aoife May Soden was born in Ireland and has lived in Australia and Papua New Guinea – subjects from which she now draws inspiration in her artwork.
An accomplished glass worker, Aoife creates by blowing and sculpting hot glass to explore artistic ideas in collections that span intricate fine art objects to functional design pieces.
Her fine art is designed to encourage discussion around the topics of mental health and the human body, exploring the human condition and the effects of stress and anxiety.
PROLOG — JOANNA JENSEN
Joanna Jensen is a Danish artist who has been painting and creating from a young age. She is inspired to transfer feelings and emotional states of minds into visual images that evoke dream-like explorations and surreal cosmic-scapes.
She works predominantly in watercolour with a desire to experiment with the chemistry and the possibilities of the paint. The images that result are often based on dreams, ideas and emotions.
PROLOG — KIRSE
KIRSE is an attitude driven couture house with extreme attention to detail. Signature elements include bespoke hand embroidery and embellishment, typography, emotional and visual juxtaposition and experimental set design.
Katri explores crossing media for research and development which results in unique one-off artworks — illustrating ways of manipulating material and surface and often creating new inspiration points for future work.
Born in Riga, Latvia - based in Aarhus.
PROLOG — LEANNE KOLPIN
Leanne Marie Kolpin is an American artist that began her career as a metalsmith and sculptor while living in the United States. After moving to Denmark, she shifted her focus to painting and drawing.
Her work often plays with fields of opposing colour gradients and textures against strict hard edges – a technique that began as an exploration of her synesthesia and has since moved to experimentation using colour, texture, and shape to evoke an emotional response from the viewer.
Working from her studio in Aarhus, she draws inspiration from post-war abstract expressionism, metal and glass, and various sources of colour and light.
PROLOG — MARIANA GIL
Mariana Gil is a Brazilian photographer and visual artist based in Aarhus. She is particularly interested in how the aesthetics and formal aspects of an image can elicit a certain mood on the viewer.
Mariana’s aim is to create images that can go beyond the surface level, creations that stand out from the images we are bombarded with every day because they have something to offer.
She often draws inspiration from the twilight, using artificial city lights to enhance a certain mood in her photos.
PROLOG — NICOLINE KARLSEN
Nicoline Karlsen has a background in graphic design and has been involved in the arts throughout her life.
Three years ago, she began to develop and nurture an interest in photography. This has formed the basis of her work ever since, driven by a motivation to try new things and challenge herself creatively.
Nicoline’s latest project is inspired by people who have overcome challenges to pursue their life’s goals. It depicts wild motivation and willpower through several portraits that project parts of the human body.
PROLOG — SOPHIE MUNCH
Sophie Munch is a Danish artist who developed her passion for art in school and continued creating whilst living and travelling in France.
At Art Décalé, Sophie’s artworks are inspired by the idea of showing different angles and perspectives on the world, through the tension between the orderly and the skewed.
The motivation behind her drawings is to trigger the imagination of the viewer, challenging them to see the world from another perspective – to see and experience something other than their own reality.