Kirsa Andreasen (born 1975)
Kirsa Andreasen is educated in both Denmark and Spain. She has studied painting in Barcelona on Escola Massana from (1995-1996) and on Escola D’Art Vic Art (1996-2002) along with philosophy in Copenhagen (2007-2008). The artist has come far in her artistic career and has a one-of-a-kind artistic expression. On a background of Golden Age looking landscapes, Kirsa paints human figures, which look like everybody and no one at the same time. Looking at Andreasen´s paintings, you´re looking at symbolic paintings where background and figurers can be experienced as pure symbols on being and existence.
Kirsa Andreasen has described her motives with the following statement: ”It´s the human spirit, which travels through time in a borrowed nature that interests me. To fuse together great nature with the present. Nature in the human being. The universe in nature and the universe in the human.” What you see in Andreasen´s paintings is a symbolic interaction between human and nature. ”The human animal as nature in nature. A timeless essence, which connects human across time, origin and gender whispering the collective memory”. The human is portrayed with a purity and simplicity, it has big eyes but the landscape in the background is a great deal more detailed. The landscape is also more than just a background in Andreasen´s paintings. The landscapes function as symbols on nature, life and fundament for human existence. In the artist´s landscape, the human is captivated by nature and it is stated how the figures are a living part of nature themselves.