• Unconscious absorptions

​”Light is what allows us to see. We can only see objects because light rays are constantly bouncing off of them, onto another, and another until finally; absorbed by our eyes, we see them. And It – the space it is in. 

This simple principle is rarely thought about, yet is integral to every part of our lives and ultimately brought me to my inspiration: What if light was not merely the reason we could see art; but rather the art itself. 

In my work I like to be as playful and free with colours and shapes as I  imagine light rays are when they go bouncing around a room -washing over surfaces with colour, mixing and tumbling off textures, transforming the aura with their radiance. I like to experiment with the weight of the colours and I try to guide their interactions to create a kind of glowing harmony. 

Through this body of  work, which I call Unconscious Absorptions, I explore some past experiences and try to capture them as luminous abstractions. A light-stamp of memories and places that bring me joy.”

Anine Kirsten

 

Anine Kirsten, "Echo", 2021, néon LED, film, 170 x 56 cm
Anine Kirsten, Echo, 2021, néon LED, film, 170 x 56 cm.
Anine Kirsten, Hong Kong, 2021, néon LED, film, 170 x 58 cm
Anine Kirsten, Hong Kong, 2021, néon LED, film, 170 x 58 cm.
Anine Kirsten, "Anemone", 2021, néon LED, film, 122 x 62 cm
Anine Kirsten, Anemone, 2021, néon LED, film, 122 x 62 cm.
Anine Kirsten, Get Lucky, 2021, néon LED, film, 62 x 62 cm
Anine Kirsten, Get Lucky, 2021, néon LED, film,                  62 x 62 cm.
Anine Kirsten, Seasons 1, 2021, LED panel and film with color variation, 60 x 60 cm
Anine Kirsten, Seasons 1, 2021, LED panel and film with color variation,              60 x 60 cm.