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Ditte Ejlerskov, LARM GALLERY,  woven painting, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, woven painting, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, woven painting, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Ringsted Galleriet, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Ringsted Galleriet, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Ringsted Galleriet, woven painting, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Elastic Gallery, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Installation view at Elastic Gallery, SE

Edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Detail; edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Detail; edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

 

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Detail; edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Detail; edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, woven painting, Beyoncé, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Beyoncé goes Bananas, 2013

Detail; edition of 15 copies, copperplate etchings on paper, 80 cm x 80 cm

 

 

 

Installation view at LARM GALLERY, DK

 

 

 

The Single Ladies Painting, 2014

Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 cm

 

 

 

A Sweet Dreams Performance, 2014

Oil on woven canvases, 24 x 19 cm

 

 

 

The Video Phone Painting, 2014

Oil on canvas, 34 x 25 cm

 

 

 

Deja Vu, 2012

Oil on canvas, 34 x 25 cm

 

 

 

The Survivor Diptych, 2015

Oil on canvas (partly woven), 2 pieces of 46 x 65 cm

 

 

 

Strictly, 2010

Oil on canvas, 45 x 65 cm

 

 

 

If you Know, 2015 consists of 5 papers, each 120 x 150 cm.

Installation view at Ringsted Galleriet, DK

 

 

 

If you Know, 2015 consists of 5 papers, each 120 x 150 cm.

Installation view at Ringsted Galleriet, DK

 

 

 

The Scarlet Beyoncé Diptych, 2015

Oil on canvas (partly woven), 2 pieces of 46 x 65 cm

 

 

At the center of these works is the American pop star Beyoncé. I was interested in her go-getter-like feminism and the ways she employ politics in her work. She somewhat fulfills the demand on the black woman as a 'survivor' and uses elements of the fantastic to redefine historic constructions of America.


Long before Beyoncé herself spelled it out in her material, I read her overall work as a revolutionary postmodern slave narrative. I am sure she did too even though she never said so— until much later. Guided by the methods of performance artist Adrian Piper, I saw how Beyoncé strategically challenged her viewers to accept personal responsibility for his/her gaze of racism, misogyny, sexism and the conditions which allow them to persist. Therefore found images from her material ended up in my studio. Find more writings on this here.