Visual artist Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen (b. 1969) and ceramist Per Ahlmann (b. 1965) has made a strong mark on the Danish art scene in their respective fields. In addition to being colleagues, the two artists also form a couple. The exhibition unfolds the couple’s artistic practise via a special insight into their work in the joint studio near Tommerup on Funen. Through a large selection of sketches, you get a chance to follow the artistic process from idea to finished work.
Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen and Per Ahlmann approach their work in different ways but have in common that their works are well-crafted – they are results of a lot of preparatory work and many hours in the studio. An approach, the two artists learned during their education at Design School Kolding, where a great focus on craftsmanship and process characterises the teaching.
Over the years, Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen and Per Ahlmann, each in their own medium, have created a distinctive universe full of contrasts, where recognizable objects mix with abstract and unfathomable elements in new and surprising constellations that require the viewer to take their time, if the many layers and details of the works are to be discovered.
Lisbeth Eugenie Christensen works in nature and is inspired by it. Whether it’s painting, drawing or printmaking, her work is characterised by a consistent, refined, and precise expression.
Per Ahlmann occupies a unique position within Danish ceramic art. According to Ahlmann, a sculpture is successful when it is self-reliant – when it seems like a rendering of something you should recognize but is nevertheless completely abstract.
The exhibition presents the two artists’ works side by side thereby offering the opportunity to explore both the commonalities and differences between the two artists’ works.
The exhibition and catalogue are supported by: Augustinus Fonden, Grosserer L.F. Foghts Fond, Knud Højgaards Fond and Statens Kunstfond
The exhibition is supported by Augustinus Foundation, Grosserer L. F. Foght Foundation, Knud Højgaards Fond and the Danish Arts Foundation.
The exhibition will be shown from 1 October 2022 - 8 January 2023