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These works (and partly also works under the frame of The Muse) revolve around the American pop star Rihanna. I find her interesting because she practices a very different, almost anachronistic type of feminism. Initially though, I was interested in flirting with “the contemporary image” - the superficial pleasingly correct image. I started out disapproving both Rihanna and modern painting, but as the ironic flirt turned into real emotions, I had to admit that I am truly interested in both subjects. I was won over by “the contemporary image”. I was attracted, charmed, bewitched. My rationale was converted into unsophisticated, unproblematic passion. I found love in a hopeless place (a line from a Rihanna song). Should I not have given in? For years I have exploited the tools of painting in order to deal with dense cognitive content. I began to wonder if I have even been fair to my ancient and outdated medium. Where (and why) is painting today? In order to respectively pay my debts to the medium, I involved myself in “the contemporary”. It was sweet to give in; to be exploited and to be charmed by color and form.


In short, the patterns and compositions of thesse paintings are conversions of Rihanna's wardrobe - a portrait of a commercialized, contemporary person - based on paparazzi pictures. The content then lies in that deceptive logic of sweetish consumption - the charming (or manipulation, if you like). Only after this necessary intake you can conclude what type of sensitivity is appropriate for you in that moment; delight (you have carelessly enjoyed the flirt) or disgust (you feel plundered by the flirt). And no matter what line you stand in, the painting is still a charming painting. Do I accept the cult of the contemporary? I do not know. I am still bewitched. But in this final analysis I think my answer is: Yes I am. And I enjoy it.


Ditte Ejlerskov, CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Cph, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

CHART, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Cph, DK with ELASTIC Gallery (SE).

 

 

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

 

The Graphic Jacket Painting

180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Givenchy Diptych 1 of 2

160 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Striped Painting

180 x 180 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Boy and Stripe Painting

24 x 32 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Marc Jacobs Painting

170 x 190 cm, vinyl paint on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Pattern in Shadow Painting

27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Annie Leibovitz photoshoot, 2012

Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 cm

 

 

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

 

The Vita Coco Pineapple Painting

50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Tribal Bikini Painting

200 x 200, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Pineapple Painting

170 x 170 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

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

 

The Purple and Red Detail Painting

41 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

 

 

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

 

The Ass Grab Painting

27 x 21,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
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Paddle Painting 2, 2016

Oil on canvas, 22 x 36 cm

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting
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The Sexy Painting

180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Zebra Zoom Painting

120 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Zebra Pout Painting

19 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

 

 

 

Bending in Colour, 2017

Oil on canvas, 50 x 60 cm

 

 

 

Purple Riri Weave, 2016

Oil on 2 canvases woven together, 42 cm x 32 cm

 

 

 

The Vintage Versace Painting

31 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2012

 

 

 

Riri Bending by the Pool for You, 2017

Oil on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

 

 

 

The Grey Wang Painting

140 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The McQueen Side Glance Painting

30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Perfect Red, Grey, Khaki Painting

21,5 x 27 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Perfect Painting

50 x 60 cm, vinyl paint and wax on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The White Painting

50 x 55 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Givenchy Diptych 2 of 2

140 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

I am 1, 2017

Copperplate etching, 22, 8 x 17,8 cm (edition of 1)

 

 

 

Facing the Muse, 2017

Oil on canvas, 33 x 24 cm

 

 

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

 

The McCartney Sequin Painting

27 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

 

The Sexy Bikini Dance Painting

24 x 43 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, 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, Lunds Konsthall, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

Installation view at Lunds Konsthall, 2016

 

 

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The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

Installation view at Lunds Konsthall, 2016

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, Lunds Konsthall, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

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

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

 

 

Ditte Ejlerskov, ELASTIC Gallery, Malmö, Rihanna, Rihanna-painting, Rihanna-fan-art, dansk kunst, Danish art, contemporary portrait painting, portrætmaleri, samtida porträttmåleri, dansk maleri, Danish painting, figurative painting, figurativt maleri, skandinaviskt måleri, skandinavisk maleri, Scandinavian painting

 

Detail; The Rihanna Rapports, 2013

Mixed media, 28 boxes in red mdf, on shelf, each containing multiple paper files

Installation view at ELASTIC Gallery, Malmö, SE, 2013

 

 

 

The Veil of The Muse, 2017

A 40 x 40 cm 100% polyester scarf depicting a painting (light weight plain weave)