Central to Astrid Myntekær’s work is the interest in material substances that assume new and symbolic meaning when manipulated by the artist.
Light is one of the central elements that Myntekær works with. She uses the light in her work to evoke a greater sensitivity for space as she points out at reality’s abstract structures and immaterial “substances”.
The artist’s photogravure “Palmstroke” is a caption of a single stroke of lightning in a glass.
Having captured it photographically Myntekær then portrayed it in printmaking by means of work with photopolymer, a lightsensitive material. The material’s exposure to light produces an “etched” polymer plate – etching in Myntekær’s case an image of intricate branching of a natural electric discharge.
Astrid Myntekær (b. 1985) received her MFA in visual art from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Astrid Myntekær – Palmstroke, 2014 – Photogravure – Somerset 300 gr. – 56 x 38 cm – Edition of 16
Printed by Printer’s Proof
Published by Printer’s Proof & Fifth Floor
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