Mette Grøngaard, b. 1980, artist and designer graduated from the Kolding School of Design in 2008.
Black ink, paint stains, precise lines and dots form Mette’s art that draw references back to classical drawing and Japanese calligraphy. Mette's work contain a great precision while fast and playful brush strokes creates a powerful and vivid expression – it is in this field that Mette’s sensitive works are made.
Mette works in the genres of "Portrait" and “Nature” with a special focus on creating atmosphere and presence.
"When I create my work, I work with two states of mind: the intuitive and the conscious. One can have a tangible idea of what it is you want to create, but it is in the intuitive state of mind that the unforeseen and the power of the work is created. I think an art piece is exciting when both expressions are present.”
Mette run the design agency GRONGAARD Art & Design Studio, located on the outer Nørrebro in Copenhagen. The studio works with art and commercial graphic design projects. The art is the foundation of Mette's work and many of the experiments that are created in the studio, often leads to new expressions and new perspectives in Mette's art.
Press and exhibitions
2014 Making A Splash: Graphics that Flow, Victionary, graphic design book.
2014 Gallery Crossing Lines, group exhibition.
2013 Gallery Designer Zoo, group exhibition.
2013 RUM, March, magazine.
2013 RUM, September, magazine.
2013 BoligLiv, JulyAugust, magazine.
2013 BoBedre Norway, May, magazine.
2008 Trapholt Art Museum, group exhibition.
2003 2008 MA, Visual communication, Kolding School of Design
2006 Visual Communication, École de Communication Visuelle, Paris
2001 2002 Art History, University of Aarhus