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Initially, I began to study the walls I continuously ran into, when painting in the studio. I classified them and defined what they were to me. The reason for doing this was due to my own personal, practical and theoretical misunderstandings around painting. I something that is not as much a true encyclopedia for the world, as it is a personal attempt to verbalize various problems around painting.


A 5-meter-long white sculpture was designed to fit my own encyclopedia files. It is a cold cover for the repeatedly private and sentimental content. The viewer is invited to interact with, search, or randomly explore these files. Apart from the alphabetical logic of the installation, I have 3 system maps. The Chapter Map was created to illustrate the education of the artist. The Field Map divides the titles into regions where one arrangement blends into the next and forms an atlas of fields. Then there is the Pragmatic Map that communicates the rhizomatic order. Here I have judged all thoughts equally and let them expand without manipulation. The rhisomatic map was initially a wishlist of titles in a not yet existing painters-encyclodia. It grew like a plant sending out roots in all directions – seeming illogical. This map is the most honest illustration of the project. It is effortless in its system. To me that is pragmatism.




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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

 

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

 

Detail; Unbreak my Heart, Say You'll Love me again, 2009

500 cm x 180 cm x 120 cm, mixed media

 

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

 

Installation view at Carnegie Art Award 2012 at The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm, SE

 

 

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

 

Invitation and poster for my MFA show