Hanne Sie

Colour is very important for me in my work with paintings, watercolours, crayons, prints and sculpture. I choose mostly colouristic, bright, light and pure colours, which can make the heart flutter and the mind fly. I express myself in an abstract, lyrical way with inspiration from sensory impressions and intellectual experiments. The forms are mostly reduced to well-defined areas of colour, and occasionally the inspirational motif can still be discerned despite the abstraction. I work with enthusiastic colours in lyrically sensous pictures. I try to contrast colour towards colour and warmth against coldness, and often the perspective is changed or completely dissolved. It is the general atmosphere and the feelings connected with the experiences that are important to me. I try like the poet to condense many different impressions to a simple and concentrated expression, and at the same time keep it open for the imagination and understanding of the beholder. Some of my works are distinctive and powerful while others are gentle and calm. Some expresses condensation, defiance and pain while others breathe with light and hope. My point of departure is the hope and longing for life, light, harmony and joy, which reflects itself in my optimistic, sensuous paintings. In my work with decorations, I choose different solutions trying to find the best suited for the symbiotic integration between the surface - painting - and the people involved, the architecture and the surroundings - the volume.

Hanne Sie expresses herself in an abstract lyrical way with inspiration from nature similar to the Danish artists Edvard Weie and Olaf Rude. There is something optimistic about the sunny paintings which have been inspired by travels in Mediterranean countries. There is a predilection for warm colours: red, orange, yellow, pink, while the sharp light of Greece and the strong contrasts between the blue sea, the blue sky and the whitewashed buildings are reflected in a series of paintings worked in blues-green colours. The forms are reduced to well-defined areas of colour.

Occasionally the inspirational motif can still be discerned despite the abstraction: a birds beak and claws, the view from a window, the open fields etc. An individual sense of colour is characteristic of Hanne Sie´s work, whether in acrylic paintings or in watercolours. As a graphic artist Hanne Sie works with various techniques, preferably lithography, where she can maintain the richness of colour.

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