Anne-Karin Furunes

Illuminated Moments I, 2012
acrylic on canvas, perforated
270 x 490 cm

ANNE-KARIN FURUNES (b. 1961, Norway) uses archival photographic images as a starting-point; she creates portraits of once marginalized women, men and children – individuals who have been forgotten or silenced in the history – using only canvas and light as material. Furunes has developed a signature technique: she perforates a canvas painted with black acrylic with thousands of holes. The final portrait lets through varying degrees of light.

San Servolo XI, 2018
acrylic on canvas, perforated
224 x 150 cm

San Servolo VIII, 2018
acrylic on canvas, perforated
224 x 149 cm

Portraits of Pictures I, 2015
acrylic on canvas, perforated
224 x 160 cm

Gestures
5–29 April 2018
exhibition view

San Servolo I, 2018
perforated paper
2 x 76 x 57 cm

Strange Messengers 4, 2017
acrylic on canvas, perforated
200 x 200 cm

Portraits of Pictures, Portrait V, 2015
acrylic on canvas, perforated
200 x 160 cm

Crystals
13 March – 16 April 2014
exhibition view

Double Portrait II #2, 2008
acrylic on canvas, perforated
160 x 200 cm

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