13 ┈ The Rihanna Paintings

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

I chose the pop star Rihanna as my protagonist and a somewhat modernist painting as my format for this series of work. I followed Rihanna’s profoundly documented life and then translated into paintings the patterns and designs of the clothes she was wearing. I wanted to convert her wardrobe into painting. I entitled the exhibition for the release of this series ”We Found Love in a Hopeless Place” – which is also the title of one of Rihanna’s radio hits. The hopeless place is the superstar’s wardrobe – my point of departure for this project. The portrait of and the cult surrounding Rihanna obviously became a central feature in the project, but the content itself also emerged in the encounter with the spectator. How does one receive these smooth, or at best manipulating images taken from a calculative media culture? Do we allow ourselves to be flattered and manipulated? I did. I radically changed my opinion about Rihanna and I now call myself a fan.

Click here to read Marie Egger’s text about the project and here to read about The Rihanna Rapports

The Vintage Versace Painting, 31 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Vintage Versace Painting
31 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2012


The Vita Coco Pineapple Painting, 50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Vita Coco Pineapple Painting
50 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Boy and Stripe Painting, 24 x 32 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Boy and Stripe Painting
24 x 32 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Boy Painting, 23,5 x 19 cm, Vinyl paint and wax on canvas, 2013

The Boy Painting
23,5 x 19 cm, Vinyl paint and wax on canvas, 2013


The Flame Painting, 40 x 50, oil on canvas, 2013

The Flame Painting
40 x 50, oil on canvas, 2013


The Heart Painting, 27 x 35, oil on canvas, 2013

The Heart Painting
27 x 35, oil on canvas, 2013


The Marc Jacobs Painting, 170 x 190 cm, vinyl paint on canvas, 2013

The Marc Jacobs Painting
170 x 190 cm, vinyl paint on canvas, 2013


The May 19 Stylisation, 200 x 220 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The May 19 Stylisation
200 x 220 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The McCartney Sequin Painting, 27 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The McCartney Sequin Painting
27 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The McQueen Side Glance Painting, 30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The McQueen Side Glance Painting
30 x 40 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Pattern in Shadow Painting, 27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Pattern in Shadow Painting
27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The People Stare Painting, 21,5 x 26,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The People Stare Painting
21,5 x 26,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2012


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

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


The Perfect Red, Grey, Khaki Painting, 21,5 x 27 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Perfect Red, Grey, Khaki Painting
21,5 x 27 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Pineapple Painting, 170 x 170 cm, oil on canvas, 2013 2

The Pineapple Painting
170 x 170 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Purple and Red Detail Painting, 41 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Purple and Red Detail Painting
41 x 33 cm, oil on canvas, 2012


The Purple Floral Painting, 27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Purple Floral Painting
27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Grey Wang Painting, 140 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Grey Wang Painting
140 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Rainbow Bikini Painting, 130 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Rainbow Bikini Painting
130 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Sexy Bikini Dance Painting, 24 x 43 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Sexy Bikini Dance Painting
24 x 43 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Sexy Painting, 180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Sexy Painting
180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Striped Painting, 180 x 180 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Striped Painting
180 x 180 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Tribal Bikini Painting, 200 x 200, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Tribal Bikini Painting
200 x 200, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Tribal Fringe Dance Painting, 21,5 x 27 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Tribal Fringe Dance Painting
21,5 x 27 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Ass Grab Painting, 27 x 21,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Ass Grab Painting
27 x 21,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Red Pants Painting, 160 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Givenchy Diptych 2 of 2
140 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Givenchy Painting 160 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Givenchy Diptych 1 of 2
160 x 160, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Givenchy Paparazzi Escape, 27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Givenchy Paparazzi Escape
27 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Graphic Jacket Painting, 180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Graphic Jacket Painting
180 x 200 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The Lesson Painting, 100 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013

The Lesson Painting
100 x 120 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2013


The West African Painting, 23 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The West African Painting
23 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2012


The Zebra Pout Painting, 19 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Zebra Pout Painting
19 x 23,5 cm, oil on canvas, 2012


The 777 Tour Painting, 35 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The 777 Tour Painting
35 x 35 cm, oil on canvas, 2013


The Zebra Zoom Painting, 120 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2013

The Zebra Zoom Painting
120 x 100 cm, oil on canvas, 2013