"Another Story of love #1", 2007 Acrylic on Paper, 35 x 51 cm
Cecilia Westerberg – „Darkness Moves“
Paintings and Animations
until March 22, 2008
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art is pleased to announce Cecilias Westerbergs first Solo Exhibition in Germany.The exhibition "Darkness Moves" shows works of animation and the latest paintings of the danish artist .
Cecilia Westerberg was born 1967 in Copenhagen. She studied at the Chelsea College in London, the Royal Danish Art Academy and the University in Copenhagen. Her work was exhibited internationally and involved in various curated projects.
The new group of paintings are based on the movie „Iwans Childhood" (1962) by the russian director Andrej Tarkowskij. By her selection of particular sequences C. Westerberg transformed and interpreted the famous film into single images and keyscenes.The works are representative of Westerbergs concern with human condition.
Little bursts of poetry and fantasy that occur in moments of feeling solitude or longing are characteristic elements in her animated films. They explore moments where reverie replaces our rational understanding of space and time.
The film " In pitch dark I go walking in your landscape is seen as if one was lying on the ground, looking up into the sky. The film brings the viewer through the day, the cheery sound of singing birds turns to a silent forest night. As the darkness grows, the abstract yet natural sounds become almost frightening, thus it is the sound combined with the lights, colors and crawling pace that allows the story to unfold and allows the viewer to enter a space for new meanings and states of mind.
In the library:
Kristofer Hultenberg, Drawings from the series:
"A Drawing is an Unsafe Environment"