medial 3. art biennial [2015]
Tove Andresen. Danmark

  

              

1.Adventure 1, 2014 acrylic on canvas 135 x 135 cm. US $2,500.00   2.Adventure 2, 2015 acrylic on canvas 135 x 135 cm. US $2,500.00    3.Adventure 3, 2015 acrylic on canvas 135 x 135 cm. US $2,500.00   4.Note, 2015 acrylic on canvas 104 x 104 cm. US $1,500.00    5.Note 2, 2014 acrylic on canvas 135 x 135 cm. US $2,500.00    6.Symphony, 2015 acrylic on canvas 104 x 104 cm. US $2,500.00   7.Symphony 2, 2015 acrylic on canvas 104 x 104 cm. US $1,500.00   8.Celebration 1, 2015 acrylic on canvas 110 x 110 cm. US $1,500.00
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A painter, a designer, an art teacher, an art therapist and a book illustrator: Tove Andresen, an eclectic personality, chooses for her canvasses the most charming and accomplished objects existing in nature: flowers. Many have worked on flowers achieving differing outcomes, perhaps owing to the fact that what is most beautiful in the plant world lends itself to different representations and readings.

This Danish artist with a rich curriculum of exhibitions and art-related activities achieves a result of high quality, What impresses of Tove Andresenís paintings - naturally also comprising other subjects besides flowers - is brightness: the works, painted in acrylic colors, are a downright bath of light, thanks to, apart from the subject, her technical mastery and especially her skilful use of color, which alone creates the image.

The backgrounds interact and merges with the colors of the flowers, thus creating a whole, and yet differentiating themselves from one another. The flower pots, external objects that are the product of human manufacture rather than belonging to creation, whether lightly outlined or painted with bold strokes, do not upset the sense of beauty created by the presence of bright floral splashes: in fact, they succeed in integrating in the collage of the delicate and scented creatures they contain.

This painting, so delicate and powerful at the same time, conveys joyful and vital perceptions, and it seems to warn us not to forget that the main protagonist of the film of life, alongside man, is the environment. Petals and corollas surround us, and it is up to us to be able to savor their scent and see their marvel, just like much art of the past and present - from the seventeenth century to to the Dutch masters, to such contemporaries as Tove Andresen - teaches us to do.

Michela Turra (From the catalogue: Liberated Dreams, Mostra Internationale díArte, Trevisan internatinal Art, Ferrara, Italy.)