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Galerie Pugliese Levi is pleased to present the third solo show in Berlin by Danish artist Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke. The exhibition Phantasia presents a selection of new collage-paintings, ranging from small to larger formats.

 

"Having been devoted to a dripping method from 2009 through to 2016, during which my paintings were purely poured lines, my work has in recent years taken a new direction, developing into collage-works with a flickering optical character.

The collage form actually originated from some left over dripping-paintings on paper, which I cut into thin strips and glued back together. By thus breaking down my painting, it somehow re-invented itself in a new form. 

Like many artists, it is the process which drives me, and here time is an important factor. My collage-paintings are slow, and it is precisely this slowness which mesmerizes me; spending endless moments of time inside the on-going artwork, absorbed in each colour and tiny detail, yet aiming for that magical moment where I switch from being the maker to being the viewer – then the artist can step back, and the painting simply takes over."

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke, February 2020

Galerie Pugliese Levi is pleased to present the third solo show in Berlin by Danish artist Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke. The exhibition Phantasia presents a selection of new collage-paintings, ranging from small to larger formats.

 

"Having been devoted to a dripping method from 2009 through to 2016, during which my paintings were purely poured lines, my work has in recent years taken a new direction, developing into collage-works with a flickering optical character.

The collage form actually originated from some left over dripping-paintings on paper, which I cut into thin strips and glued back together. By thus breaking down my painting, it somehow re-invented itself in a new form. 

Like many artists, it is the process which drives me, and here time is an important factor. My collage-paintings are slow, and it is precisely this slowness which mesmerizes me; spending endless moments of time inside the on-going artwork, absorbed in each colour and tiny detail, yet aiming for that magical moment where I switch from being the maker to being the viewer – then the artist can step back, and the painting simply takes over."

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke, February 2020