Ane Christensen grew up in Denmark, but has been settled in London since 1993. She set up her practice after graduating from the Royal College of Art.
Ane Christensen’s metalwork explores the boundaries between functionality and sculptural form. Most of her work is the result of applying a strict set of rules through out her design and work process. She finds inspiration in the restrictive work process itself and the challenge to stretch its limitations. The starting point for all her pieces is the simple geometry of sheet metal and spun forms, which she deconstructs using techniques such as piercing, soldering and hand-forming.
She works in a range of different metals such as sterling silver, 18 karat gold, stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, copper and brass, as well as a range of subjects and scales.
Both her ‘Negative’ and ‘Ghost’ series are a move towards a more abstract expression. Without strictly following her previous ‘set of rules’, they continue the exploration of negative space, optical illusion and deconstruction. She draws her inspiration from both the urban landscape and line drawings.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The Crafts Council Collection, London. The Goldsmiths’ Company Collection. Birmingham Museum, Birmingham. Aberdeen Museum, Aberdeen. Liverpool Museum, Liverpool. Koldinghus Museum, Denmark. Museum of Decorative Arts, Denmark
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