Kirstine Roepstorff

Selected works by Kirstine Roepstorff

Kirstine Roepstorff
You Are Being Lied To

2002

Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on aluminium

274 x 388 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff’s You Are Being Lied To is a delight of cultural protest. Set on a 70s-style photomural backdrop, Roestorff assembles a wonder world of male middle-class-dom. Her ‘great white’ tea party boats all the accoutrements of a lost supremacy. Zoot-suited mafia dons mingle with polyester yuppies, footballers, firemen, and nudists, in a glorious 9-hole Valhalla peppered by fighter jets and sentimental glitter. Using collage and paint, Roepstorff creates her own agitprop, assembling an ironic Baroque style requiem reminiscent of the dead ‘heroes’ on the Sgt. Pepper album cover.

Kirstine Roepstorff
Hidden Truth

2002

Paper, glitter, pearls, sequins, paint, on wallpaper, collage, mounted on 4 aluminium panels

274 x 388 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff’s Hidden Truth is a monument of kitsch: a billboard-sized postcard-collage celebrating the mastery of tourism over an unconquerable sublime landscape. Envisioning an estate agent’s dream of a rustic sci-fi paradise condo-ised for maximum investment, Roepstorff’s development is ruthless and ridiculous. Tower blocks nestle in virgin forests, impossibly balance in cliff faces, and teeter precariously on insurmountable summits. Hovering over the scene is a fixed oracle of nirvana, exploding with the fairytale bijou of globalisation, aligning the planets in a parody of capitalist bliss.

Kirstine Roepstorff
Chessing with loss

2006

Mixed-media collage: fabric, canvas tinsel, colored vellum, iron-on fabric, paper, photocopies, glitter, silver leaf, tape, glue over wood and aluminum structure

360 x 290 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
All Possible Experiences (From the series

2006

Mixed media collage

273 x 444cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Eight Hanging (From the series 'It's Not The Eye Of The Needle that Changed')

2007

Mixed media collage in two parts, various papers and foil mounted on wood panel

320 x 295 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise Within The Frame (Including The Summer Of Discontent) (From the series

2007

Mixed-media collage: paper, vinyl, cloth, acrylic paint mounted on 4 wood panels

350 x 300 cm
Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise, Version 2 (From the series

2007

Mixed-media collage: paper, photocopy, foil, glue, thumbtacks mounted on wood panel

245 x 170 cm

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional information on Kirstine Roepstorff

christinawilson.net - Queen of Diamonds by Cecilie Høgsbro
In her latest show Kirstine Roepstorff is introducing a glorius but invisible figure to us: The Queen of Diamonds. Inevitably you start wondering who this character is. No doubt every sparkling, refracting and reflecting collage or crystalline object in the show, even the charged space between the works, are portraits of the Queen.

christinawilson.net
A variety of images from Kirstine Roepstorff

artnews.info - Kirstine Roepstorff: A Handfull of Once
Javier Peres is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Kirstine Roepstorff: A Handfull of Once, in the Berlin gallery. This will be the Danish born artist's first one-person exhibition in Berlin.

deutsche-bank-kunst.com -Deutsche Bank Art presents Ursula Döbereiner and Kirstine Roepstorff at the Frieze Art Fair
Not only has the Danish artist Kirstine Roepstorff, one of the newcomers on the young Scandinavian scene, designed a limited edition for the occasion; her set comprised of a shopping bag, sticker, and poster promises to become a collector’s item.

populism2005.com - Kirstine Roepstorff
In 1999 the enthusiasm was far from overwhelming when Kirstine Roepstorff exhibited a series of banners with the title Terror and Therapy in New York. On the banners one could read a text about the commonalities between terror and therapy. One of Roepstorff’s points was that both terror and therapy are about trying to break down the status quo – whether one attacks the physical pillars of society, or one attempts to loosen up ingrained and destructive patterns of thinking in an individual. Both the terrorist and the therapist work with the identification of the “normal”.

sparwasserhq.de
Sparwasser HQ is pleased to begin the new year with an exhibition of works by artists Kirstine Roepstorff. For Roepstorff, the transformation of meaning is inherent in the physical manifestations of her works. Using straightforward materials such as yarn, pushpins, and silkscreen prints, she creates works that appear fragile at first glance.