Modern Lovers

Susanne Nørregård Nielsen

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About the edition

Susanne Nørregård Nielsen’s work re-animates and expands our dialogue with art history and its early pioneers of geometric abstraction. Paying homage to various iconic artists along the way, she appropriates specific works and genres, playing with their relationship to colour and nature. She often animates her works by adding an element of her own movement, as with Suprematist Dress after Malevich (2004), in which she is photographed mid-air, while dressed in a Suprematist dress. This screenprint, Modern Lovers, was developed by the artist as part of her exhibition Red Yellow Blue at DCA in 2009.

In Modern Lovers we see an allegorical union of Modernist icons Sonia Delaunay (well known for her experimentation with movement and colour) and Giacomo Balla (co-founder of the Futurist movement, whose works depict the dynamism and speed of the 20th Century). Here the figures are portrayed by the brightly coloured planes and layers of their costumes alone. Through their figurative relationship and the multiple layers of the silk-screening process, Nielsen explores the interplay between colour, movement and the presence of the body within space. 

Year 2009
Edition of 20
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin White (300 gsm) paper
Dimensions 49 x 56cm (framed 54 x 60.5cm)
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Susanne Nørregård Nielsen

Susanne Nørregård Nielsen was born in 1970 in Svendborg, Denmark. She graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1998. She lives and works near Dundee and teaches in the Painting and Printmaking Department at Glasgow School of Art.

She was awarded a fellowship at the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney in 2001. Recent exhibitions include What in the world is more beautiful? at the Botanic Gardens in St Andrews, Fife, the Stills Residency programme in Edinburgh, 2007 and Red Yellow Blue at DCA in 2009.