Ditte Ejlerskov works with a whole range of artistic medias however painting is more then often is the starting point for her artistic practice. Mainstream culture and in particular the universe of American pop idols have over the years become an object of her special attention. She sees herself not only as a mainstream consumer but also as a fan who follows the life of her idols collecting information about them. Her source material can vary from You Tube to art history, to image material gathered from her own camera. She uses the traditional subjects of still life, landscape and portrait to explore the themes of feminism, race and gender.
The still image from Ejlerskov’s film I Splurge Myself became the source material for her colour photogravure project Abbreviation. This work attempts to serve as a bridge between her real-life stay in Barbados and the dream-like experience of her journey. Following Rihanna’s early life on Barbados Ejlerskov is followed herself by a camera that documents no presence of the pop star but on the other hand is full with footage on Ditte allowing this way the spectator to have an intimate glance into the life of the artist.
Ditte Ejlerskov – Abbreviation, 2016 – Still image from the film I Splurge Myself – Color photogravure – Hahnemühle 300 gr. – 54 x 39 cm – Edition of 20
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