GRETE BALLE

Grete Balle (1926). She debuted as a painter at the Artists' Autumn Exhibition in 1950.

Throughout the 1950s Grete Balle worked increasingly with weaving. The first years of the ryate technique, but as she wanted to become more precise in her expression, image weaving became her preferred technique. In the 1960s, she was among the textile artists who wanted to break with the traditional textile expression - she punched the weaving surface and pulled the fabric out into the room. She has since experimented with weaving techniques and materials.

From 1960 until 1973 she was a member of the Experimental Artists Association at the May Exhibition, and since then she has been a member of the Artist Association M59.

For the past decade, she has resumed painting. She has also worked at IC Sørensen's graphic workshops and several times also in Paris to work with lithographies.

Grete Balle has performed a number of decorations in Danish churches. Værslev Church, Resurrection Church in Albertslund and Islev Church. In addition, she has done major decorations on Helsingør Post Office, Kalundborg City Hall and Medical Library in Copenhagen.

 

 

Since childhood, drawing fascinated Hardy Ernst. His first encounter with an artist was at the evening school in Kerteminde at the age of 12. Here John Olsen was teaching , and during a Christmas visit with him, he saw two bronze blobs lying on the windowsill. Upon closer inspection, it appeared that two dead hares were cast in bronze. The experience of the sight of his little bronze collection remained, and the interest in art seriously grew. In 1980-1985 he was trained as a draftsman / graphic artist at the Funen Academy of Fine Arts . Hardy Ernst has since then worked as a visual artist and teacher and has exhibited in many places in the world.