10 ┈ A Tale of Plans, Told by Misgivings

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Installation view at Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE, 2010

This body of work built the core of the publication; An open door is closing where Lisbeth Bonde writes: “The paintings in the Ditte Ejlerskov’s hybrid manual, An Open Door is Closing, appear as film stills or photo documentations of scenes from a life lived, while the pictographs are guidelines that bind the narrative in chapters. Strangely enough, the book’s dry and pragmatic appearance works in favor of the books content which – like a docu-soap – explores the relationship between man and woman. Is it a manual that gives advice on tackling a complicated love affair, we wonder in our encounter with this atypical book. The paintings run indexically, since they seem to refer to a photographic source, that is, to a now which existed when it was immortalised on the light-sensitive paper and then painted. Therefore the book is also about representation – about how we construct our images of reality .. Ditte Ejlerskov unfolds a modern tale in archetypical robes, but it is worth noting that the story is her excuse to explore the form and colors of painting. The tale is subject to the image in continuation of the Danish painter Asger Jorn’s credo: “In the beginning was the image”.”


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So he had possessed himself of time, 2010
100 x 80, oil on canvas

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Pride goes before a fall, 2010
120 x 170, oil on canvas

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There was a morning ritual and a darkness outside, 2010
30 x 40, oil on canvas

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Installation view at Elastic Gallery, Malmö, SE

Ditte Ejlerskov

Play, 2010
3 cm x 3 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Palm distortion, 2010
50 x 50, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Love me as we have planned, she said again, 2010
50 x 50, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Link, 2010
20 x 20 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

An unchanging factual formation, 2010
65 x 81, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Exotics occur commonly, 2010
100 x 80 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

She set out to capture the exact formation, 2010
80 x 100, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Elsewhere, a different realization is taking place, 2010
70 x 80 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

He had described to her, what Dubai looked like from his window, 2010
120 cm x 140 cm, oil on canvas


Ditte Ejlerskov

Recently I have preferred this ritual, 2010
50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Daylight, 2010
100 x 80 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Waiting for the narration to unfold ll, 2010
30 x 30 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Waiting for the narration to unfold l , 2010
Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Ditte Ejlerskov

Unchanging thoughts of her x-boyfriend occurred, 2010
65 x 81, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Change in behavior can be victory for the enemy, 2010
200 x 240, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

She had elegantly laid out all the pieces of their potential, 2010
55 x 46, oil on canvas

Reality unfolds emergently, she told him, 2010
Diptych;  120 cm x 140 cm +  120 x 160 cm, oil on canvas

Ditte Ejlerskov

Fall is our constant ritual, 2010
30 x 24, oil on canvas