Anne-Karin Furunes

San Servolo XIII, 2018
acrylic painted and perforated canvas
280 x 191 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

Gestures
5–29 April 2018
exhibition view

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

In private collection

Gestures
5–29 April 2018
exhibition view

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

In Saastamoinen Foundation Collection

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

Mea Culpa 3 / Blue Series, 2010
acrylic on canvas, perforated
224 x 160 cm

In Niemistö Foundation collection

Crystals
13 Mar – 6 Apr 2014

Freedom Fighters XV, 2014
acrylic on canvas, perforated
196 x 160 cm

In Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art Collection

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