Kirstine Roepstorff

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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
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
All Possible Experiences (From the series "The Inner Sound that Kills the Outer"), 2006
Collage, mixed media on paper
444 x 273 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise Within The Frame (Including The Summer Of Discontent), 2007
Mixed-media collage: paper, vinyl, cloth, acrylic paint mounted on 4 wood panels
350 x 300 cm

Kirstine Roepstorff
Exercise, Version 2, 2007
Mixed-media collage: paper, photocopy, foil, glue, thumbtacks mounted on wood panel
245 x 170 cm



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