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05.06.2014 INTERVIEW

Mia Nelle Drøschler

The island between dream and reality

Danish artist Mia Nelle Drøschler has recently returned to Denmark after having lived in the UK for six years, where in 2010 she got a degree in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. For the past two years Mia has lived and worked in Scotland and the rough nature of the Scottish Highlands, as glimpsed during her numerous hikes, provided material for her new body of work. It is currently exhibited as The Island Of Many Dreams at Bie & Vadstrup Galleri in Copenhagen and I caught Mia Nelle to ask her a couple of questions during the show’s private view.

Executing her ideas predominantly in painting, Mia is interested in visualising the subconscious through natural motifs. She answers to the tension between dream and reality by creating seemingly illogical scenes and strange creatures through techniques rooted in intuition and spontaneity. Before Scotland, the rainforest in Borneo was a major inspiration.

AF Ania Ostrowska

BIE & VADSTRUP GALLERI
Sølvgade 26, 1307 København K W: www.bie-vadstrup.com
The Island Of Many Dreams
Mia Nelle Drøschler
10.05.2014 - 20.06.2014

Mia Nelle is a contemporary artist working in painting and photocollages. She has recently had a solo show at The Danish Cultural Institute in Edinburg and is currently having a solo show at Bie & Vadstrup gallery in Copenhagen. Please visit www.mianelle.com to see and read more about her practice. 



Ania Ostrowska is London-based writer, writing on film and contemporary art for The F-Word and Contemporary Lynx.

The island of your title: is it Great Britain you recently left or should it be understood in more abstract manner?
No, it’s not Great Britain (laughs). The title refers to Thomas More's book Utopia, in which he describes a fictive island called Utopia. I am interested in exploring the idea of Utopia in a psychological manner, rather than a political manner. ‘Many dreams’ refer to an attempt to build the bridge to the subconscious mind. The idea of Utopia: is this a place within ourselves, rather than a fictional island? The 'perfect and ideal' State, as suggested by More, could this be a mental place where you daydream?

How does it feel to be back in Denmark? Has much changed since you left?
I am surprised how good it feels to be back home. I was not expecting to move back but due to personal circumstances I saw it as an opportunity to go home. Things have changed a lot: in me. My perspective has broadened greatly; in a way, I did not realize until I was back in the surroundings I am so familiar with.

Knowing your practice well, I am a fan of your paintings, especially large ones. Why this move to collage in the current show? Is there continuity between your paintings and collages?
I very much see them as two sides of the same coin. In fact, the collages started out being sketches for my paintings. After having spent some weeks in the rainforest in Borneo, taking hundreds of photographs, I started composing these as a way to plan my paintings, in my London studio. However, in this process I realised the quality of these 'sketches' and started to work them as though they were paintings. I have background as multimedia designer and do also enjoy commercial aesthetics in the collage.  I enjoy the quality in the photo collages commenting on, for example, reproduction of an artwork. It is an ironic comment, I guess...

Your current landscapes are, for most part, empty while your older works are full of animals. Is that accidental or a planned move?
It is very much a planned move. Truly, I had focussed on portraying animals functioning almost as archetypes. However, I was interested to see how the landscapes would appear without these floating creatures. I think it has opened up a less narrative perception of the artwork where the spectator may engage with the landscape using her or his imagination to a greater extent. I am very much interested in the imagination, motivated by the idea of Utopia.

Seeing your show, I got intrigued by your self-portrait, Me Being Me, thrown into the mix. Can you tell me a bit more about this work?
Indeed, it is a self-portrait. Thinking about it now, it is the first self-portrait I have ever done. I was interested in portraying 'me' in this series as I invest a lot of my own imagination in creating the landscapes. As already mentioned, I have just had a huge change in my life by moving back to Denmark and that’s why this show in many ways is very personal. First, I travelled to London to attend Goldsmiths, my 'dream school’. Then, I moved to Scotland to live near the Highlands and realise a romantic dream of living in the countryside. What happens when you actually fulfil your dreams? It may sound a bit pathetic when said out loud, but I am very much interested in this idea: the gap between dream and reality...

Thank you.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Alerting Times, 2014, 101 x 58 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Floating Away, 2014, 101 x 81 cm, glee prints on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Hanging The Past, 2014, 78 x 73 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: I Call Him, Him, 2014, 70 x 81 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Me Being Me, 2014, 60 x 72 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: New Beginnings 1, 2014, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Reflections Of The Sky, 2014, 101 x 81 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: The Island of Many Dreams (installation view), 2014.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: The Island of Many Dreams (installation view), 2014.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: The Island of Many Dreams (installation view), 2014.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: The Island of Many Dreams (installation view), 2014.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: The Loss Of Gravity, 2014, 50 x 60 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Underneath One Moon, 2014, 63 x 48 cm, glee print on Baryta pale.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Walking On A Landscape of Thorns, 2014, 44 x 36, glee print on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Whistling And Whispering, 2014, 101 x 81 cm, glee prints on Baryta paper.

Mia Nelle Drøschler: Yet Another Side, 2014, 46 x 32 cm, glee print on Baryta paper.

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