Rikke Line Andreasen
Born 1974 in Kerteminde.
Rikke has drawn and painted since she was a little girl - simply because she could not help it.
She have been taught at the following schools. Billedskolen (Copenhagen 1995-96), the art academy Escola de la Massana (Barcelona 1996-97) School of Fine Art (Aarhus 1999-01) .The last seventeen years Rikke have worked almost exclusively full-time with her paintings.
She paints figuratively with motifs inspired by her surroundings - Rikke gets drawn by people with special radiance, and She tries to express and reawaken this charisma through her compositions and colors.
Materials Rikke uses mainly oil, but works sometimes also with acrylics, ink and wax on canvas. she is a City person, currently she lives in Copenhagen, previously she`ve lived in London, Barcelona and Berlin.
Rikke loves living in the big city with all it's noise, light and vibrant life, with people from all different cultures, and different environments, and where music, Food, Architecture, Theater and Art are easily accessible.
She grew up in a small town by the sea, surrounded by beautiful Forests and fields. And when she is in the nature today, Rikke almost feel that she is in a holy place - nature's beauty, wildness and fragility are magical to her. Therefore it hurts and scares her, when she sees how we humans destroy and pollute our Planet.
Rikke tries to express these feelings in her paintings. She paints the images that for some reason pops up in her head, or she deliberately provoke inspired by something she have heard, seen or experienced. Once an idea for a painting has manifested itself in her head, it stays until it has been painted on to the canvas. Rikke knows the painting is finished when the idea has left her mind.
Currently Rikke´s work involves mixing nature with man-made objects. This theme began five years ago when she painted a series of deer from the idea of making her own personal interpretation of the traditional paintings of “the roaring stag". In these works she tried to create a beautiful world in a grotesque universe by adding some edge to the traditional motif through contrasts, humour and irony.
As an extension of her deer-paintings, Rikke continued in the animal kingdom and painted goats, bears, a moose and Birds. This time she chose to make the "ugliness" such as garbage beautiful by neutralizing the colours, but still keep it in focus by making the texture lifelike. She constantly seeks to challenge herself by trying out new paint styles and experimenting with the reproduction of texture such as glass, metal and plastic.
She hope the audience will view her paintings with contemplation, but also with a smile.
Places Rikke have exhibited and Juried exhibitions:
2017. Trevisan International Art Unique Realities, Madrid Spain 2017. Mult Helligaandshuset, Copenhagen Denmark
2017. INTERNATIONAL ART Museo MIIT Torino Italy
2017. ICONS OF ART Ferrajoli Palace, Roma Italy
2014. TIA International Art Exhibition, Bologna Italy
2014. International Art Festival, Kerteminde Denmark
2013. HCA kunstudstilling, Fillosoffen Odense Denmark
2013. International Art Festival, Kerteminde Denmark
2012. International Art Festival, Kerteminde -Named Artist of the Year
Arts organizations and exhibitions
Exhibition Odense City hall “ Art against Cancer”
2017. M.A.D Gallery Milan Biennial of Art Milan Italy
2016. M.A.D. Gallery Contemporary and Collective Art Exhibition, Milan Italy 2015. Onkel Olga`s Galleri, Svendborg Denmark
2014. Galleria de Marchi, Bologna Italy
2014. Blaa Galleri, Copenhagen Denmark
2012. Galloperiet, Copenhagen Denmark 2011. Galleri Olsen, Copenhagen Denmark 2011. Kulturzentrum Buz, Minden Germany 2010. Galleri Kellers gaard Denmark
2005. Galleri Kik, Kerteminde Denmark 2005. Levin`s hus, Faaborg Denmark 2005. Bryghuset, Faaborg Denmark Art fairs
2008. Artville, Berlin Germany 2007. Art in mind, Skagen Denmark 2006. Art in mind, Vejle Denmark