Mette Grøngaard, b. 1980, artist and designer graduated from the Kolding School of Design in 2008.
Black ink, paint stains, precise lines and dots forms Grøngaard's art. Where she draws references from classical drawing and uses 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.
2017 - Kalisz, Sarto, Grøngaard, Beauton Art Gallery, Copenhagen
2015 - Beauton Art Fair, Copenhagen
2014 - Gallery Crossing Lines, group exhibition.
2013 - Gallery Designer Zoo, group exhibition.
2008 - Trapholt Art Museum, group exhibition.
Press and exhibitions
2014 - Making A Splash: Graphics that Flow, Victionary, graphic design book.
2013 - RUM, March, magazine.
2013 - RUM, September, magazine.
2013 - BoligLiv, JulyAugust, magazine.
2013 - BoBedre Norway, May, magazine.
2003-2008 - MA, Visual communication, Kolding School of Design
2006 - Visual Communication, École de Communication Visuelle, Paris
2001-2002 - Art History, University of Aarhus
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