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Ann Sophie Staerk
updated: 12/26/2013
website: www.sophiestaerk.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Prime relax
Dearest deer
Dixon relax
Milan passer by..
Look at me
New home?
nyc, Brooklyn view
glam rock
Dream on
My space
Or you'll be sorry
Cool stare
Pride
Court house, right side
Court house, left side
 
Portfolio Keywords:  architecture, urban, mapping, collage, landscape, figurative
 
 
Prime relax by Ann Sophie Staerk
Prime relax
Digital ink jet print
2009
Dimensions variable
Dearest deer by Ann Sophie Staerk
Dearest deer
Digital ink jet print
2007
Dimensions variable
Dixon relax by Ann Sophie Staerk
Dixon relax
Digital ink jet print
2009
Dimensions variable
Milan passer by.. by Ann Sophie Staerk
Milan passer by..
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2009
Dimensions variable
Look at me by Ann Sophie Staerk
Look at me
Digital ink jet print
2009
Dimensions variable
New home? by Ann Sophie Staerk
New home?
Drawing and acrylic on cardboard boxes
2008
Dimensions variable
nyc, Brooklyn view by Ann Sophie Staerk
nyc, Brooklyn view
Digital ink jet print
2008
Dimensions variable
glam rock by Ann Sophie Staerk
glam rock
Drawing and tape on wall
2009
Dimensions variable
Dream on by Ann Sophie Staerk
Dream on
Drawing and acrylic on paper
2008
15" x  19" 
My space by Ann Sophie Staerk
My space
Drawing and acrylic on paper
2011
15 " x  19 " 
Or you'll be sorry by Ann Sophie Staerk
Or you'll be sorry
Drawing and acrylic on paper
2008
20 " x  15 " 
Cool stare by Ann Sophie Staerk
Cool stare
Drawing and acrylic on paper
2011
20 " x  15 " 
Pride by Ann Sophie Staerk
Pride
Acryic paint and collage on paper
2013
Dimensions variable
Court house, right side by Ann Sophie Staerk
Court house, right side
Acryic paint on wall
2012
Dimensions variable
Court house, left side by Ann Sophie Staerk
Court house, left side
Acryic paint on wall
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
METRO INTERIORS

 

The idea of the city jungle reverberates in the paintings and installations of Ann Sophie Stærk. The artist’s pictorial universe is inspired by her adopted city New York and Copenhagen, her hometown. The frenzy of NY, its myriad of people and its irresistible vivacity is a contrast to the tranquil Danish city where nature and design play a part in both urban and home life.

 

Metropolis is the vibrant city: we are bombarded by its movements, facades, architecture and public spaces. Interiors function, in our passion for design and comfort, as a continuation of the city. However, the home sphere is also the city’s antithesis: an oasis needed to withdraw from the insistent buzz of urban surroundings.

 

As a flâneur Stærk explores urban settings and home interiors and these everyday environments are synthesised into dreamy constellations. Stærk liberates well-known objects and spaces from their function. Familiar motives are disturbed, populated and transfigured by magic creatures and untamed flora. As viewers we are sucked into a universe floating in a zone between abstraction and figurative, recognizable forms.

 

In some works Stærk retains only a few vague spatial markers from the original subject, transforming fashion storefronts or living rooms into colorful organic landscapes. Streets and interiors become abstract fields of luscious pastels; chandeliers and lamps become exotic vegetation in a transformation of cityscape into fantasy-scape. Fluid lines and flat blocks of color create an - almost wistful - enchanted cosmos.

 

 

Artist Bio / CV
ANN SOPHIE STÆRK

 

Born 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Lives and works in New York

 

 

 

EXHIBITIONS  

2010    Galery Clifford, solo, Denmark

 

2009    Gallery Charlotte Fogh, Denmark

Gallery Clifford,

            Gallery Poulsen, Solo, Denmark

            Gallery Lejre, Denmark

            Gallery Poulsen, Denmark

 

2008    Galleri Veggerby

            Salon du dessin Contemporain

            Danish Graphics

 

2007     Gentofte Art library, Denmark

CCI-europe, Danmark

Donn Roca Gallery, Denmark

Salvatorre Ferragamo Gallery, New York

 

2006            Citybabes, New York

 

2005    Scope Art Basel, Miami

            M. Mercer, New York

            Mandarin Oriental, Armory show, New York

            Påskeudstillingen Tistrup, Denmark

            L.A.Gallery, Metroplolitan Interiors, New York

            Galerie Maria Lund, Paris

           

2004    ISCP: International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York

Galleri Nolo, Copenhagen

            Copenhagen Project Room, Copenhagen

            Georg Jensen, Paris

 

2003    Gallerie Danoise, Paris

            Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhagen

            Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen

            Glostrup Kunstforening, Copenhagen

            Galleri Dansk, Paris

           

2002            Horsens Museum of Art, Quirky Girls, Denmark            

            Den Frie, ALIBI- Alle lever i byens igloer, Copenhagen

            DCA Gallery, Quirky Girls, New York

COLLECTIONS

 

2002    Gallery Minmin, Tokyo

The West Collection, Philadelphia

            Horsens Museum of Art, dnemark

            Jens Olesen, San Paolo

            Claus Carstensen, Denmark

            Nykredit, Denmark

EDUCATION

92-99   The Royal Academy of Art in Copenhagen

1996            Chelsea School of Art, London