Anja Hemmingsen, b. 1972 Copenhagen, are among the many contemporary artists who have turned to traditional techniques in the visual arts. Specifically, painting and more precisely acrylic on canvas.
The main topic is a reconstructed reality usually inspired by photographs, postcards or clippings from books and magazines. Hemmingsen’s works can often be traced back from geographical and topographical natural phenomenons. But in general has the viewer few clues from which to deduct a the particular natural inspiration. The recurring mixture of cubic / constructive elements and references to nature/landscapes ensure that each image is perceived as an independent composition of colors and shapes.
The colors in the works of Anja Hemmingsen are one of the main driving forces in Hemmingsens artistic ambitions. Where she challenges the viewer through sliding shades, opposite brushstrokes and above all in the texture where it is the purpose for the viewer to accept the consequences that goes beyond or even across the decorative.
Anja Hemmingsen has among others participated in several juried exhibitions in Denmark.
Written by art historian Erik Mortensen
2013 Gallery Project group exhibition
2012 Artists Summer Exhibition (KS) in Janus Building, Tistrup.
2012 Gallery Project Group exhibition: "Signe Adrian & Friends"
2012 Hvidovre Juried Exhibition HCU, Hvidovre Main Library.
2011 Artists Summer Exhibition (KS) in Janus Building, Tistrup.
2011 Traveling by Night solo exhibition at Gallery Project, Copenhagen
2007 - 2010 Participation in various group exhibitions in Gallery Project.
2006 Art Exhibition solo exhibition in St. Mary's Church, Copenhagen V.
2000-2007 Vesterbro Juried Exhibition.
2012-13 Art School Ignatius, Copenhagen.
1993-2000 Master. Mag Philosophy / History RUC (Roskilde University)
1992 Art School on Ærø Island