Painting

Life is a Puzzle - 2012

Life is a Puzzle - 2012

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H: 50 x 200 cm - Material: Holographic Print, Oil-crayon, Stainless Steel Mesh, Copper Mesh, Copper Plate, Aluminium, Wood Support - Technique: Textile/Painting

Enough is Enough - 2011

Enough is Enough - 2011

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H: 180 x 120 cm - Material: Canvas, Oil, Graphite, Wood Support - Technique: Textile/Painting

Enough is Enough/2 - 2011

Enough is Enough/2 - 2011

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H: 100 x 160 cm - Material: Canvas, Oil, Graphite, Wood Support - Technique: Textile/Painting

Blue - 2011

Blue - 2011

Media: Painting - Dimensions: H: 110 x 100 cm - Material: Stripped Canvas, Oil Paint, Wood support - Technique: Textile/Oil Painting

Puzzle - 2010

Puzzle - 2010

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Fake Leaf Gold, Wood Support - Technique: Textile

Half & Half - 2010

Half & Half - 2010

Media: Mixed Media - Dimension: 100 x 100 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Fake Leaf Gold, Wood Support - Technique: Textile

In the Middle - 2010

In the Middle - 2010

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H: 100 x 100 cm - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Wood Support - Technique: Textile

Between Heaven & Earth - 2010

Between Heaven & Earth - 2010

Media: Painting - Dimensions: H: 120 x 180 cm - Materiale: Canvas, Oil, Fake Leaf Gold, Wood Support - Technique: Oil Painting

Between Heaven & Earth - 2010 - Detail

Between Heaven & Earth - 2010 - Detail

Between Heaven & Earth/2 - 2010

Between Heaven & Earth/2 - 2010

Media: Painting - Dimensions: H: 110 x 145 cm - Materiale: Canvas, Oil Paint, Wood Support - Technique: Oil Painting

Between Heaven & Earth/2 - 2010 - Detail

Between Heaven & Earth/2 - 2010 - Detail

Him & Her - 2010

Him & Her - 2010

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H 170 x 125 cm - Material: Woven Handmade Paper, Glued on Linnen, Fake Gold Leaf - Technique: Textile/Painting

My Husband is a Ladder & I'm a Jar - 2010

My Husband is a Ladder & I'm a Jar - 2010

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: H 170 x 125 cm - Material: Woven Handmade Paper, Glued on Linnen, Fake Gold Leaf - Technique: Textile/Painting

Grid - 2009

Grid - 2009

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm - Material: Handmade Amate-paper, Oil-crayon, Leaf Copper, Glass-paint - Technique: Painting

Grid - 2009

Grid - 2009

Media: Mixed Media - Dimensions: 120 x 120 cm - Material: Handmade Amate-paper, Oil-crayon, Leaf Gold, Glass-paint - Technique: Painting

Painting

Painting

Birgit Oestergaard primarily expresses herself through a headlong use of materials, technical feasibility and surfaces where the didactic layer are displaced by a seductive exterior aesthetics. In this perspective her art would be considered to be mixed media. The main inspiration for the techniques used derived from textile in the broadest sense. The work "Enough is Enough", expressing despair and frustration, is woven of old torn paintings. Other examples could be the woven rubber pieces in combination with golden leaves and later her knitted pieces to be seen as a comment on beauty and the artistic quality in our grandmother's knitted clothing, potholders, etc.  Birgit Oestergaard’s artistic practice aims to build a subtle exchange between un-conventional, non-textile materials and textile techniques with the intention to challenge the traditional distinction between arts and crafts.  For many years she has been working with an artistic expression alongside with her lighting designs and the two areas have enriched each other.
 

Fine Arts

A mixed media painting is one which combines different painting and drawing materials and methods. Any materials can be used, including collage items such as pages from magazines, newspaper, photographs, fabric, soil, leaf gold, or packaging. Fine art refers to a skill used to express the artist's creativity, or to engage the audience's aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards consideration of more refined or finer work of art. However, even fine art often has goals beyond pure creativity and self-expression. The purpose of works of art may be to communicate ideas, such as in politically, spiritually, or philosophically motivated art; to create a sense of beauty; to explore the nature of perception; for pleasure; or to generate strong emotions. The purpose may also be seemingly nonexistent. Painting is a mode of creative expression, and the forms are numerous.