Birgit Bjerre
Born 1970 in Lemvig, Denmark
© Photo by Jens Peter Engedal

Birgit Bjerre primarily works with painting and drawing on paper and canvas. She switches between great precision and sweeping strokes, allowing for every action with the materials to be visible. The colour and the reality of the “matter” has its own existence, and does not necessarily need any explanation. She works with a kind of fatalism in the way she handles coincidence and control. The artwork is both sensitive and raw, and she challenges both her own and the viewers’ need for motif or narrative in the painting or drawing. The most important question for her is how much or how little is needed in order to fulfill the mind and eye.

"The human population of the earth is a middle-aged stupid man in bad shape. He is possessed with new gadgets and it is difficult for him to change his habits. I am afraid a pandemic will not change this. However, there is hope."

Birgit Bjerre
Aarhus, Denmark. June 8, 2020

Holding Darkness (2020)

130 x 100 cm, oil crayon and Ink on paper

Moving Vertical and Opposite (2020)

120 x 100 cm, oil on glued canvas

Oil and Water forever (2020)

100 x 125 cm, oil crayon and Ink on paper