Artist Statement


Kirstine Reiner Hansen appropriates imagery from fashion and advertising as a visual source, conjoined with art historical fragments. The reconstruction of these parts act much like words and lines in a poem; insignificant in their individual statement, but possessing a greater meaning when experienced collectively as a painted composition. The act of the detailed painting process transforms the accidental maneuvers into an intentional juxtaposition, in a sense charging the pieces, adding value and significance they didn’t previously possess. Hansen views splicing and fragmenting as representative of our fast paced, media driven, low attention span culture and how we have come to experience and manage the world around us.