about stine b tranekjær
My main concern as an artist is “the difference between the right and the wrong.”
In my work I find myself returning to the paradox of “the right” and “the wrong” and the innate space held out between these two opposites. Other questions and properties explored, cultivated and appropriated are: code, systems, secrets, the public/nonpublic space.
I facilitate my work by using text and colour.
Text is in my work in a somewhat familiar way to the short statements, the “Truisms” by Jenny Holzer: I like the profound possibilities offered by words made into text. Language is the most powerful instrument. Semiotics, rhetoric and linguistics are in my favorites of longtime personal interests.
I conduct colour experiments on light and colour theory. My colour works often have the more closed character in comparison with my text works. However they always carry reference to a set of rules, and have a decodable code applied on the colour setting.
In my mind the colour works are riddles, the text works are answers.
Recently I have begun to let the text and the colour meet and take part in the same works.
My previous works has been in drawing, silkscreen prints and paper cuts as room installations or pictures.
Stine B Tranekjær, march/april 2010