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Kirstine Roepstorff

Born: 1972
Nationality: Danish
Based in: Germany
Media: Cross Discipline, Painting, Sculpture / Installation, Sound / Performance
Content: Abstract, Conceptual, Immaterial, Knowledge Production / Discursive, Spiritual, Political

The paradox of working with art lies in the interaction between the forms and matters of our material and psychical life and the experiences of the subtle formless density of understandings and sensations of sensual experiences.

This reduction from the formless, using the inspiration of the formless and trying to find a suitable form for it in order to transmit a sensibility, is one of the challenging conditions of art making.

I have worked primarily with collages and with sculptures.

The matter of the process itself feeds into the overall themes. For collages, it is the matter of the in-between, which is essential and also thematic; The actual space between the images. Its presence and presence of absence. The matter of sculptures is the notion of various densities and its interaction in the broadest sense.
From this springs the narrative of the individual work, mirroring and translating the world around it.

I look at how creativity moves and develops throughout, from the initial sensibility to the idea, which then transforms into the actual material. This material then arouses a sensation within the spectator which then, perhaps, settles as an understanding. This understanding then acts a basis for another sensibility, that has just undergone a path of transformation. It’s very much the process of us humans, and how we interact. It’s less about making perfect artworks, rather about perfecting the understanding of creativity & transformation. This is based upon our shared reality, our common actions and doings. It’s the story of transformation; internally and externally, privately as well as publicly.

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Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK. ( Front: "The Carrier", Kirstine Roepstorff. Back: Carol Rama.)

Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (Front: "The Poet", "The Money Maker", "Klangmensch im Spiegelbild", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (Front: "The Yellow Dragon, Center", "The Timbre Sound Of Awating", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (Front: "Lucid Dream Cabinets", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying', 2014, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE Front: "Timbre Objects #4. Back: "Nude", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying', 2014, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (Front: From the series "The King Is Dead", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying', 2014, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (Front: "Clouds Release Their Rain", Kirstine Roepstorff)

Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (Front: "The Yellow Dragon, Center". Back: "Below is Stillness, Above is Air. Below is Air, Above is Material". From the series "Horizons Of A Moving Mind", Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'When You Light a Lantern in the Summer Night Many Strange Things Come Flying', 2014, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE (Front: "Eternity". Back: "Dried Head" from the series "The King Is Dead" , Kirstine Roepstorff.)

Installation view, 'MOON SKIN LUCID WALK', An exhibition with Kirstine Roepstoff, Evren Tekinoktay and Carol Rama, 2015, Den Frie, Copenhagen, DK (Front: "Chinese Waters", Kirstine Roepstorff.)