Ditte Knus Tønnesen


Ditte Knus Tønnesen pushes the borders of the medium of Photography. Her practice -conceptual by nature- has the photographic image as its starting point, but its destination is less clearly defined; a delightful blurring of artistic traditions, media and materials.

Tønnesen’s profound understanding of materiality is evidenced in her artworks, which have a distinct language of their own. Bamboo, concrete and animal skins become screens upon which fragments of nature are exposed, abstracted from their place of origin, but still somehow connected though their original materiality. Her artworks seem to be speaking to our collective consciousness, prompting us to reflect on our tenuous relationship to our natural surroundings. Fragments of nature appear projected, layered, broken, fading away… their story told by a symphony of media, including objects, video and installation.

Ditte Knus Tønnesen was born in Aarhus, Denmark, in 1982. She lives and works in Copenhagen. Tønnesen graduated from The Glasgow School of Art (UK) and Kyoto Seika University (Japan) in 2008.

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