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Velkommen!

Mine værker er skabt udfra min livsglæde. Jeg elsker naturen og farver. Jeg er altid på udkig efter mønstre, smukke eller sjove former og farvekombinationer. Inspirationen kommer mange forskellige steder fra, f.eks. er jeg i øjeblikket optaget af Rob Kesslers enestående bøger om blomsters seksualitet. I en del år har jeg været optaget af havet og det sniger sig stadigvæk ind alle vegne. En anden vigtig inspirationskilde er, at undersøge nye materialer og teknikker. Det giver mig nye muligheder at udtrykke mig på. Et værk opstår udfra et indre billede af en farve eller form. Når jeg er i processen forsvinder tid og sted og jeg lader mig guide af min intuition og glæde. Et værk kan tage alt fra et par dage til flere uger. Rigtig god fornøjelse med at kigge rundt i mit univers. Hvis du ser et maleri du synes godt om, men har lyst at størrelsen er anderledes, så laver jeg gerne malerier udfra personlige ønsker.

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katjabjergby

 

“There are signs of joy and playfulness in Katja Bjergby’s copenhagen studio. Vivid colors exploding into organic shapes. A tale between paninting and sculpture.

In one cornor there is a wall filled with prints showing  weird and wonderful structures of nature. Is it human shapes or plants? It stires the imagination. On the floor there is af sculpture so organic that you might want to keep it locked up in a closet during the night. On the wall there is a big colorful painting showing a scenery  that makes you dream of beautiful endless summerdays. Everywhere you look you sense the love of color and nature.

“All my work evolves from a sense of thrill and playfullnes,  combined with a curiosity and urge to try unknown territories” She describes her creative process as a constant flow between chance and control, she applies techniques learned from one discipline such as acrylics to another;  ceramics,  combining them unconventionally. Katjas intuitive and experimenting approach produces a varied body of work that counts painting, sculpture, watercolor and drawing.

Her interest in sculpture and painting devoloped during her education years at the teachers college of art and craft in the beautiful countryside of Fyn in Denmark. The art work shows in different ways the many stages that that goes into their creation. The paintings for instance are painted in 5-6 layers of acrylic paint with different mediums to give af rich flow and energy to the colours. In the end they are fixed with a unique varnish that gives a lush sense of wet surface to the painting, which  increases the depth and vibrance of the colours. In other work like the sculptures she will hand-work the piecies in paper porcelain, then taking the time to slowly dry. After burning the piece to high degrees in a cereamic oven she paints them with acrylics to bring extraordinary beauty and life to the pieces.

For Katja,  staying open and following the heart is a key coponent in a joyfull and fulfilling artistic life. She Says  ”I love making art, it stires my soul and shows me endless ways to new possibilities”

 

 

CV

  • Uddannet kunstlærer fra Seminariet for Kunst og Håndværk, Kerteminde.  Speciale 1. keramik, speciale 2. skulptur, speciale 3. billedkunst undervisere bl.a Mette Jørgensen, Peter Tybjerg, Aage Birck 

  • Teknisk assistent ved det keramiske forskningscenter Guldagergaard, Skælskør

  • Kunstlærer ved Frederiksberg Daghøjskole, Frederiksberg

  • Bygning af kulisser til filmen ”Mandalay” af Lars von Trier, Trollhättan

  • Etableret eget værksted og  galleri på Wilders Plads 11b, Christianshavn, København.

  • Deltaget i flere masterclass workshops ved det keramiske forskningscenter Guldagergaard.