COPENHAGEN.- In this exhibition, Marianne Grønnow moves into an abstractive track, which has always been a suffused undercurrent in her works. The prime principle in these powerful paintings is the geometrical forms which interweave in and out of each other in both visual and tactile layers, creating complex depths and levels in the paintings.
The exhibition title Light. Dusk. Darkness. serves to emphasise colour graduations in the works, stretching from a black foundation to white rectangles, and between transparent and graduated layers to areas where the colour is dense, opaque and intensely clear. The paintings shift from light to dark, from compact to feather-light, creating a vibration motion that despite the uncompromising expression, captures the organic sense implied in the exhibitions title: a snapshot capturing both night and day.
As always, Marianne Grønnow challenges herself artistically. Whereas in earlier works she has created strong sophisticated interpretations of natural phenomena in terms of ornamental flowers and dew drops, or as architectural installations formed from paper clips, the key focal point for Light. Dusk. Darkness. is the foundation principles of the paintings themselves. However, as in earlier works, the new paintings unfold within the spectrum between poetry and science, porosity and stringency.
Marianne Grønnow graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1993 and in 2010, was recipient of the "Jens Søndergaard and Hustrus Mindelegat", the most prestigeous Danish award for painter. She is represented at the National Gallery of Denmark, Malmö Art Museum, The New Carlsberg Foundation and in significant private collections. Simultaneously with her exhibition at Galleri Lars olsen she will also take part in the large-scale group exhibition "Skabt af tiden" (Shaped by Time), in which 28 contemporary Danish artists have been invited to exhibit amongst the historical collections of the Museum.