Sculpture/Installation

Shame on You - 2016

Shame on You - 2016

Dimension: H: 165 x 20 x 20 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation ( Free Hanging Piece) - Materiale: Annealed iron Thread, Silk - Technique: Textile/finger-knit

Shame on You - 2016

Shame on You - 2016

Detail

More Shame - 2016

More Shame - 2016

Dimension: H: 255 x 55 x 10 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Materiale: Bike Tubes, foam - Technique: Textile/finger-knit

Europa - 2015

Europa - 2015

Dimension: H: 160 x 110 x 22 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation ( Free Hanging Piece) - Material: Annealed Iron Thread, Silk - Technique: Textile/fingerknit

Medusa - 2015

Medusa - 2015

Dimension: H: 143 x W: 55 x D: 30 cm - Media: Sculpture/installation (Free Hanging Object) - Material: Industrial Wrapping Band - Technique: Textile/Knit

Scharf - 2014

Scharf - 2014

Dimension: H: 145 x 90 x15 cm - Material: Dismantled, Tinned Copper Sock - Media: Sculpture/Installation (Wall Piece) - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Bank Box - 2014

Bank Box - 2014

Dimension: H: 15 x 120 x 120 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Materiale: Ordinary Bricks, 22K bladguld - Teknik: Mixed Media

Golden Bars - 2014

Golden Bars - 2014

Measure: H: 18 x 9 x 300 cm - Media: Wall-hung Sculpture/Installation - Material: Bricks, 22K Gold Leaf - Technique: Mixed Media

Cardinal - 2012

Cardinal - 2012

Dimension: H: 45; Ø: 40 cm - Media: Sculpture - Material: Japanese Serai Paper - Technique: Origami Crumbling

Body - 2014

Body - 2014

Dimension: H: 90 x 50 x 25 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Face - 2013/14

Face - 2013/14

Dimension: H: 23 x 55 x 40 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Face - 2013/14

Face - 2013/14

Detail

Mask - 2013

Mask - 2013

Dimension: H: 27 x 19 x 14 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Annealed Copper - Technique: Textile/Finger-knit

Ask Your Grandmother - 2013

Ask Your Grandmother - 2013

Dimension: Ø: 52 cm - Media: Sculpture - Material: Annealed Discarded Copper - Technique: Textile

Circles Dance - 2013

Circles Dance - 2013

Dimension: H: 20; Ø: 190 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Foam, Fake Gold- & Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/hand-knit

Chain - 2013

Chain - 2013

Dimension: H: 60 x 180 x 45 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Rubber Bike Tubes, Foam, Fake Gold- & Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Golden Calf - 2013

Golden Calf - 2013

Dimension: H: 60 x 280 x 45 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Wire, Brass Tube, Fake Gold-& Silver Leaf - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Golden Calf - 2013

Golden Calf - 2013

Detail

Warriors - 2012

Warriors - 2012

Dimension: H: 150 x 220 x 150 cm - Media: Sculpture/Installation - Material: Rubber Bike Tube, Iron Stand - Technique: Textile/Hand-knit

Cardinal - 2012

Cardinal - 2012

Dimension: H: 45; Ø: 40 cm - Media: Sculpture - Material: Japanese Serai Paper - Technique: Origami Crumbling

Sculpture/Installation

Sculpture/Installation

My artistic practice aims to build a subtle exchange between unconventional non-textile materials and textile techniques with the intention to challenge the traditional distinction between arts and crafts. The work is a continuous exploration of the relationship between the technical capabilities of a particular material, its objective characteristics and potential for use in an artistic communication of an idea in the form of installations commissioned work or a gallery presentation. My work evolves from an extensive knowledge of materials and long-standing fascination with their inherent beauty and individual opportunities - be it discarded objects, various industrially produced textiles and high-tech lighting equipment. Material form and expression are processed through textile techniques in a creative, intuitive process leading to the final work.
 

Inspiration

The work on installations and sculpture has increased my interest to the man's historical, cultural and economic position in modern society, where topics such as violence, greed and lack of acceptance of other cultures and religions play an extensive role. My use of embedded high-tech elements in several of my works express various feelings from tranquil meditative absorption to breakneck speed and loud colours that follow diurnal rhythm and the natural light and in some cases can be controlled by the viewer.
 

Textile art

Among other media Birgit Oestergaard often uses a textile technique to create a complex and understated artistic expression. The materials used may consist of non-textile materials such as rubber, metal, plastic etc. worked up in textile techniques. The most recent finger knitted objects have a strong textile resonance, questioning the prevalent conception of democratic processes. Without light they appear to be fragile - almost graphical objects originated from a single thread.