Artists-In-Residence, summer 2019: Caroline Hecht (F), Athanasia Karampela (GRÆK)
Currently, the small project workshop at Hollufgård is shared by two artists who have embroidery in common. They enjoy the silence, the nature and the peace of mind that they each use to pursue and develop their stories.
Caroline Hecht lives and works in Paris. The French artist was educated at Ateliers des beaux arts de la ville de Paris and at the Institut de psychologie H. Pieron. She calls herself artist embroider, because embroidery is the medium she uses to explore the psyche, preferably in miniature format, but lately also in larger formats. She uses the residency residency at Hollufgård to explore her main theme: In “The disappearance 2.0” she deals with the concept of “Safe House”, which in her pictorial world covers the contradictory human need to find shelter and disappear and to break free and unfold.
Greek artist Athanasia Karampela graduated from the Athens School of Fine Arts and has exhibited in Greece, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Currently, she works with embroidery on metal grids, and the works revolve around the rich treasure of folk adventures she meets traveling in foreign countries such as Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Portugal and now Denmark. Hollufgård’s workshops and sculpture park are an ideal workplace for Athanasia, not least because she can explore the nature of Funen, H.C. Andersen’s world, everyday culture and the many cultural monuments from the Viking Age and the Middle Ages