Candied Graffiti: Line Juhl Hansen

25 Jul

I have a weakness for the pairing of feminine and masculine elements.  Like pairing a flimsy, flowing sundress with a motorcycle jacket.  The mixed media work of Line Juhl Hansen shows off characteristically male and feminine abstract elements in a way that results in work that marries the graphic and expressive beautifully.

Graphic typography, scribbles and liberal touches of black temper the happy, candy colored swaths of painterly texture.  These evocative details lend weight and gravity to each canvas, inviting us in for a closer look.

Like the strength of a woman, these touches are lingering just below the surface, peeking in and out.  We catch a glimpse of the resilience behind the sweetness and beauty.

To see more of Line Juhl Hansen’s work, please visit her website.

All images are via the artist’s website.

7 Responses to “Candied Graffiti: Line Juhl Hansen”

  1. The Road I Wander July 25, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this artist. I absolutely love her work!

    • Lesley July 25, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      Amazing, aren’t they? Light & airy yet rough and tumble.


  2. matateishi July 25, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Lesley, I’m enjoying all your picks this week! Love the graffiti/street feel of these amazing works.

    • Lesley July 26, 2012 at 8:53 am #

      Glad the work of these artists is speaking to you!

  3. Kari Anne Marstein ART September 23, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    I love Line’s work! A few years ago i was lucky enough to attend her work shop- an eye opener! So much learned, and Line herself is super nice too!

    • Lesley September 23, 2012 at 8:18 am #

      How wonderful, Kari! I’m sure a workshop with Line would be fabulous!


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