FROM SERIES AND COLLECTIONS.

Greece

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Sensation

Værkerne er en reflektion over natur og sæbe. Kort før krigen i Syrien, boede jeg i en sæbegade i Aleppo. Jeg opdagede at ren natursæbe har været fremstillet i mindst 5000 år. Idag skylles globalt enorme mængder af  "plastik" sæbe med tilsætningsstoffer ud i naturen hver dag. Dette i form af tøjvask, opvaskemaskiner, brusebad samt kantiner og fabrikker. Sæbefamilierne i Syrien er blevet fordrevet fra deres sæbegårde, og afskåret fra at syde verdens velnok fineste sæber af olivenolie og laurbærolie.Det er tankevækkende at et helt land overvejende har været istand til at bruge sæbe uden tilsætningsstoffer så langt op i vores tid. Kunstner Dorte Gjerlov.

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Eyes`n Crystals

Eyes`n Crystals er en række reflekterende værker over naturens og menneskets indvirkning på hinanden. Dette vist i denne serie i form af bling bling og makeup, der efter brug bliver skyllet ud/smidt væk og belaster naturen. Der er gennemgående brugt glitter og perlemors acryl i værkerne for at understrege temaet.

Eyes`on Crystals are a number of reflective works of nature and man's impact one each other. This is displayed by bling bling and makeup, which after use are flushed out / thrown away and put pressure on nature. There is generally used glitter and mother of pearl in the works in order to emphasize the theme.

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The Cartoon Series.

What happens is fantastic and strange, that when I transform The Nations of the Earth, into a more cartoon-like universe,  then they immediately perceived in a completely different and new way. 

    Suddenly its not so much poverty and global problems that arise as a question for the audience, - but rather an immediate admiration for these people. They appear harmless and exotic, and as a big plus for our planet, Earth. The anxiety, and even superiority - often seen associated with other people's culture and lifestyle disappears partially, and instead are the spectator left with a curious feeling, and wonder.

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The Flower Power Series

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The Flower Power Series, are the world when it's fun, bold, playful, beautiful, colorful,magical and festive ... like when you are a tourist, or backpacker on the game.
      But also a reminderabout that we might be perceived as individuals, who have just traveled from colonial times directly into the charter tourism. Especially for people in poor countries.
     How do we look at the people we visit ? Are they something from a brochure? Do we sincerely want to get acquainted with them?
      How do they see us? As ATMs? alcoholics? or perhaps as confused people without relationships between the generations? 
      Do we travel to exotic places in the world, because we unconsciously as self-selected Robinson Cruise like, are trying to find the connection between humans and nature ? Is it because that deep down inside, and maybe even pure genetic, that we long for being one with nature, and live as our ancestors?  Would we rather be happy predators in paradise, without ties and high heels?

 

 

 

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Flowerpower Serien , er verdenen når den er sjov, fed, legende, skøn, farverig, eventyrlig og festlig...ligesom når man er turist eller backpacker den for vildt.

     Men også en påmindelse om at vi måske kan blive opfattet som individer der er rejst fra kolonitiden direkte ind i charterturismen. Specielt for mennesker i de fattige lande.

     Hvordan ser vi på de folk vi besøger ? Er de noget fra en brochure. Ønsker vi helt oprigtigt at stifte bekendskab med dem.
     Hvordan ser de os ? som pengeautomater ? alkoholikere? eller måske som forvirrede mennesker uden relationer imellem generationerne.?

Rejser vi eksotiske steder hen i verdenen, fordi vi ubevidst som selvvalgte Robinson Cruiser`s prøver på at finde forbindelsen mellem mennesket og naturen. Er det fordi vi inderst inde, og rent genetisk prøver på at blive slynget sammen med naturen og leve som forfædrene. Vil vi være lykkelige rovdyr i paradis, uden slips og høje hæle ?

The Nepal Series.


The Nepal Series consist of a multidimensional exhibition with 15 oilpaintings, 19 watercolor crayon sketches.  In addition, 12 posters with photos and text on each side .Music and ethnographic features, such as fragments of old windows, prayer wheels and flags could also be contemplated. The Nepal project traveled around Denmark in 2000/2001, as a traveling exhibition, and visited 13 cities, museums and places in the countryAll this set in motion by Stig Madsen. Headmaster.

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I Love You.

Plexiglaspyramid with the words `I Iove You`

"I love you"  is engraved in different languages,

among others,

the Greenlandish and the Arabic language.

Located in the area of Cardiovascular Research.

Arhus, Denmark.

THE NEON INSTALLATIONS.

The generation of Neon Installations was possible with financial assistance from foundations and agencies.They are owned by Nicoline Kochs Private School in Arhus, Denmark.

In cooperation with the Ceramist Sanne Bech, a blacksmith, ESO, European Organisation for Astronomical research, Steeno museet, Aarhus, a neon factory and various craftsmen were the Neon Installations officially finished in the year 2000 by an opening ceremony.

The Neon Installations reflects on a science fiction-esque way, standing on a beach at night where lightning crosses the sky, and it gives you a glimpse into the universe.

Dorte Gjerlov, Arhus, Denmark.

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The Maroccan Series


Morocco.www.dortegjerlov.com Orange Kashba and small sketches. www.dortegjerlov.com

The Borneo Series


Zulu sea bamboo,www.dortegjerlov.com Headhunters land,www.dortegjerlov.com Borneo bamboo,www.dortegjerlov.com

The Scotland Series


www.dortegjerlov.com-The Loch Ness Monster Callander Forrest,www.dortegjerlov.com

The Middle East Series


 Women from the Blue City. Aswan, Egypt. 100cm x 300cm. Acryllic,oil and meatl on canvas.www.dortegjerlov.com

Women from the Blue City. Aswan, Egypt. 100cm x 300cm. Acryllic,oil and meatl on canvas.

 Men from the Blue City.Aswan; Egypt. 60cm x 140cm. Oil and acryllic on canvas.www.dortegjerlov.com Sea Mystery. Eilat.Israel. 100cm x 100cm. Oil, acryllic and metal on wood.www.dortegjerlov.com

Storm of Leaves


Storm of leaves,www.dortegjerlov.com Storm of leaves,www.dortegjerlov.com

The Scandinaivian Series


Cybersex,www.dortegjerlov.com The spider,www.dortegjerlov.com

Tower of Winds. 30 paintings in a staircase.


Big Bang. 1 m x 3 m. Olie på lærred.

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Turkey


Eighties


the Almond blossom. Pyrenees des orientales.www.dortegjerlov.com

Everydaylife. Arhus Social Management. 19 paintings.


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