• Astrid Krogh

  • Remembering landscapes

     

    It is an early summer morning. I am camping with my kids on a beach. It’s a stretch of the beach we consider our own. Quite desolate in a primordial kind of way. The trees are reaching almost to the water’s edge, ramsons are growing up the slope nearby.Waking up, I wonder if the sun is rising. The birds are just about to waken. I get out of the tent. Heavy clouds are scattered in the dark sky. On the horizon lies a tiny flash of light. Here comes the sun. For the next 20 minutes nature presents a drama of colours I have never seen before, nor ever since. That summer I had an idea to paint the nuances of the colours of the sky at various moments of the day. I get hold of my watercolour paintbox. Seated on a boulder, I start capturing the colours. Soon it dawns on me, I can’t catch them. The colours change smoothly, almost meditatively, but still quite dramatically. From the pitch black of the night through orange, towards a shining turquoise into a blue purple, luminous gold, a subtle yellow, a light blue, dissolving again into white clouds drifting across a light blue summer sky. The dawn of a new day. 

    • Äng

      Östra Sjukhuset Göteborg
      Sweden
      Estimated year of completion: 2019
    • China Blue

      The Danish University Centre Beijing
      China
      Estimated year of completion: 2017
    • Layers of Ambiguity

      Bloomberg Media House London
      UK
      2016
    • Remembering landscapes

      Galerie Maria Wettergren Paris
      France
      2016
    • Honorary Grant

      Danmarks Nationalbank
      Denmark
      2015
    • Skylight

      Nya Karolinska Stockholm
      Sweden
      2015
    • Cloud Illusions/Nykøbing

      Nykøbing Katedralskole
      Denmark
      2015
    • Cloud Illusions/Basel

      Design Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2015
    • Layers of Color and Light

      Malmö Högskola
      Sweden
      2015
    • Printemps

      Printemps Boulevard Haussmann Paris
      France
      2015
    • (K)not flag

      21C Museum Hotel Durham NC
      USA
      2014
    • Teglverkets Skole

      Oslo
      Norway
      2014
    • Meadow

      Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris
      France
      2014
    • Cloud Illusions

      Design Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2014
    • Cloud Illusions/Paris

      Longchamp Avenue des Champs-Élysées
      France
      2014
    • Mare Tranquillitatis & Sky

      Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix Paris
      France
      2013
    • Wheel of Life

      Askim Ungdomsskole
      Norway
      2013
    • Horizon

      Design Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2013
    • Meadow

      PAD London
      UK
      2013
    • Mare Tranquillitatis

      Salone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2013
    • 21C Lightmail

      21C Museum Hotels Cincinnati Ohio
      USA
      2012
    • Sky

      Galerie Maria Wettergren Paris 
      France
      2012
    • Five-Fold Happiness

      Risør Kunstpark
      Norway
      2012
    • Kamelia

      Kolding
      Denmark
      2011
    • Ikat III

      Mariager Kunstforening
      Denmark
      2011
    • Ikat II

      Design Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2011
    • Ikat I

      7th Tournai International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts
      Belgium
      2011
    • Twinkle

      Salone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2010
    • Morild

      Gallery NB Viborg
      Denmark
      2010
    • Myriade

      Halden prison
      Norway
      2009
    • Incitament

      Gigantium Aalborg
      Denmark
      2009
    • Flower of Life

      Maasland Hospital Sittard
      The Netherlands
      2009
    • Circle Light

      Salone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2009
    • 5240 Vollsmose

      Vollsmose Odense
      Denmark
      2009
    • Swirl

      Salone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2008
    • Lightfall

      NRGI Århus
      Denmark
      2007
    • Flora

      Kolding Kommune
      Denmark
      2007
    • Waltzing

      Danish Design Centre
      Denmark
      2006
    • Reflections 1+2

      Næstved Kulturhus
      Denmark
      2005
    • Ornament

      Paustian Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2003
    • Polytics

      The Danish Parliament
      Denmark
      2003
    • Holbein

      Designmuseum Denmark
      Denmark
      2002
    • Danish State Railways

      The Danish State Rail Headquarters Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2002
    • Blue

      Designmuseum Denmark
      Denmark
      2002
    • Mærsk Data

      Mærsk Data Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2001
    • Lightmail

      Trapholt Museum
      Denmark
      2000
    • Layers of AmbiguityBloomberg Media House London
      UK
      2016

    • Layers of Ambiguity, wowen wall screens, weavings with brass and wast cables
    • Layers of Ambiguity, wowen wall screens, weavings with brass and wast cables
    • Layers of Ambiguity, wowen wall screens, weavings with brass and wast cables
    • Layers of Ambiguity, wowen wall screens, weavings with brass and wast cables
    • Layers of Ambiguity, wowen wall screens, weavings with brass and wast cables
    • Layers of Ambiguity

      ‘Waste Not, Want It’ – a project using a combination of Bloomberg and other salvaged, reclaimed or waste material. Layers of Ambiguity weaves 200 metres of stripped computer cabling. The wowen wall screens explore the interplay of light and textiles; 200 metres of cables has been stripped of its insulated covering and the remaining silver and copper wires are woven on top of layers of highly reflective mirrored foil.

    • ÄngÖstra Sjukhuset Göteborg
      Sweden
      Estimated year of completion: 2019

    • A frosted band of abstract flowers
    • A frosted band of abstract flowers
    • A frosted band of abstract flowers
    • Äng

      Commission for Dronning Silvia Barnsjukhus, Östra Sjukhuset, Göteborg. A frosted band of abstract flowers, some with diachronic film, runs along the facade of the hospitals swimmingpool. The integrated artwork works actively with daylights presence in the room and as a filter to the world outside.

    • SkylightNya Karolinska Stockholm
      Sweden
      2015

    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight, Nya Karolinska Stockholm, Astrid Krogh
    • Skylight

      Skylight is like a breath of light pulsating in a light shaft at the Nya Karolinska Hospital, in Stockholm, Sweden. It reminds us, that all living creatures are dependent on light. Skylight consists of five large slices of light, with a sky on both sides. In a subtle way Skylight imitates the variability of the sky during day and year. And with beautiful colour graduations it imitates the changes of daylight on the heaven. Furthermore Skylight replaces the lack of daylight in the light shaft and hereby mimics nature. The light changes from warm to cold colours. Skylight is a meditative work with room for wonder and the installation adds an extra dimension of filtered light intothe hospital.

    • Cloud Illusions/NykøbingNykøbing Katedralskole
      Denmark
      2015

    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Nykøbing Katedralskole, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions/Nykøbing

      Cloud Illusions/Nykøbing - reflects light and space, creating reflections of how identities are being mirrored. It is in the interplay between light and shadow, between the sky and the clouds, that we identify someone, something, or even fragments of one self. The artwork Cloud Illusions/Nykøbing consists of a series of composite mirror surfaces which, through embossing and perforations, constitute a large cloud landscape of ever-changing character. The number of mirrors here seems endless, allowing the clouds and the light to appear quite different depending on the perspective – Cloud Illusion. The work itself contains no colour, but reflects the surrounding colours; Cloud Illusions/Nykøbing invites the surroundings to interact. Via reflections from the windows across the room the daylight and the outside world are brought into the room. The soft quality of the thin mirror surfaces gives a slight vibratory motion in the work and the artwork becomes almost textile. In the evening the artwork is brought alive from being backlit. In order to create references to the original architecture and to optimize the general appearance of the beautiful auditorium of Nykøbing Katedralskole, there has also been a revitalization of other interior of the auditorium. The inspiration for colour and material choices are Denmark’s beautiful and special nature, its beech trees, forests, the sea, beaches and its rich soil.

    • Layers of Color and LightMalmö Högskola
      Sweden
      2015

    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Colour and Light, Astrid Krogh, Malmö Högskola, Sweden
    • Layers of Color and Light

      Layers of Colour and Light is a giant curtain that draws a line of colour throughout the new building of the Malmö Högskola. It explores the unique opportunities of textiles as an independent artistic contribution to contemporary spaces, not just as textileaccessories, but as cocreators Layers of Colours and Light consists of large textile curtains running through three auditoriums and the cafe and restaurant area of the new Malmö Högskola. The curtains fold and coil like the architecture itself. A lavish consumption of textile curtains in a layered principle makes the individual layers of colours/textile melt together to create new colours. In conjunction with the daylight the curtains create a poetic filtering of light and the outside world. The colours for Layers of Colour and Light were found through an archaeological colour analysis of the site. Layers of colours from former times are brought into the new building thereby creating references to the surrounding area, as well as to the past. In the evening the curtains are illuminated from the inside and with their significant exposure, Layers of Colours and Light, creates a strong visual expression in the city re-telling the building’s own story of light and shadows.

    • PrintempsPrintemps Boulevard Haussmann Paris
      France
      2015

    • Printemps, Paris, Neon Flowers, Astrid Krogh
    • Printemps, Paris, Neon Flowers, Astrid Krogh
    • Printemps, Paris, Neon Flowers, Astrid Krogh
    • Printemps, Paris, Neon Flowers, Astrid Krogh
    • Printemps, Paris, Neon Flowers, Astrid Krogh
    • Printemps

      Window displays by Astrid Krogh for the celebration of the brands 150th Anniversary.

    • (K)not flag21C Museum Hotel Durham NC
      USA
      2014

    • Flag for 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, Astrid Krogh
    • Flag for 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, Astrid Krogh
    • Flag for 21C Museum Hotel, Durham, Astrid Krogh
    • (K)not flag

      Every flag has a story attached to it, sometimes even a legend. Either the story says something about the specific colours, or symbols, of the flag or maybe something about the genesis of the flag. The ”ordinary” flag is therefore often used in a strong visual way to reflect, as an example, the identity of its country. (K)NOT FLAG is different, as it is a flag of woven mirror foil where identities are reflected and woven together into a knot. Into a complex symbol of change that re-installs the vivid abyss of mythology. (K)NOT FLAG is an abstraction of the ”ordinary” flag where reflections of the surroundings are woven together. As a symbol of the twenty first century’s abilities to reflect the surrounding world. The soft quality of the thin mirror textiles gives the feeling of a drapery that slightly vibrates in the wind while passing by. While blowing in the wind, (K)NOT FLAG will create a beautiful movement outside of the building. As the viewer moves along the boulevard, the reflection of moving cars and changing lighting conditions transform the appearance of (K)NOT FLAG into an effervescent light. The interaction of the work with the surrounding light is strong and at the same time very subtle. The reflections of the softly moving light and the shadows on the pavement are constantly spreading towards the surrounding space.

    • Cloud Illusions/ParisLongchamp Avenue des Champs-Élysées
      France
      2014

    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Longchamps Flagshipstore, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions/Paris

      Cloud Illusions/Paris was featured as a specially commissioned piece in the Longchamp flagship store on Champs Elysees, Paris. The artwork is reshaping light and texture, forming a focal point inside the Paris store. Cloud Illusions/Paris, a series of composite mirror surfaces that through embossing and perforations forms a large landscape of ever changing character. The interactions of Cloud Illusions, with the ambient light, are at the same time strong and subtle, thus bringing references to the clouds in the sky. The soft reflections casts light, shadows onto the floor, then spreading to the entire room. The soft quality of the thin mirror surfaces creates a slight vibratory motion, making the work seems almost as made from textile. The changing colours are not “added”, but reflections as a result of the surroundings from the art work interacting with the surrounding environment.

    • Teglverkets SkoleOslo
      Norway
      2014

    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverket Skole, Oslo, Diacronic film, Astrid Krogh
    • Teglverkets Skole

      On the 3 outdoor stair towers on Teglverkets School the fronts of each of the stairwells is replaced with Diachronic glass. Diachronic glass is a material that is able to detect light in new and unpredictable ways through its wide-ranging material properties: transmission; reflection; wrestling; and diffusion. Therefore, this material has a special ability / way to engage the viewer with the surroundings. The coated glass divides the spectrum of the light beam. The transmitted light is changed to a color and the reflected light in a color different from the remaining spectrum. It allows erratic and generous color / light experiences, both when moving up or down the stairs inside the stairwell, but also when stairwells is seen from outside. WILD is a light ornament in neon located on one of the central white walls in the atrium at Teglverkets School. The wall is facing the great staircase in the atrium and adjacent to the large roof window. WILD brings the sense of nature inside the atrium and becomes a symbol of the wild flowers that grew along the river outside the school once upon a time.

    • Wheel of LifeAskim Ungdomsskole
      Norway
      2013

    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of life, neon sculpture, Askim, Norway, Astrid Krogh
    • Wheel of Life

      The light and the pattern change every eight minutes “Man’s life rolls impermanent, a motion like that of the spokes of a wagon wheel” (Anacreaon 580-495 BC)

    • 21C Lightmail21C Museum Hotels Cincinnati Ohio
      USA
      2012

    • Three weavings of optical fibre/paper yarn, 21c Museum Hotels, Cincinnati
    • Three weavings of optical fibre/paper yarn, 21c Museum Hotels, Cincinnati
    • Three weavings of optical fibre/paper yarn, 21c Museum Hotels, Cincinnati
    • Three weavings of optical fibre/paper yarn, 21c Museum Hotels, Cincinnati
    • 21C Lightmail

      In the centre of the new 21C Museum Hotel building in Cincinnati, Ohio three large scale weavings are placed in a light well. The installation functions like a breath of light; a subtle change of the light in the artwork lends a meditative calming point of wonder to the space. The 21C Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a 156 rooms boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and cultural civic centre located in the centre of downtown Cincinnati – adjacent to the city’s Contemporary Arts Centre and across the street from the Aronoff Centre for the Arts.

    • China BlueThe Danish University Centre Beijing
      China
      Estimated year of completion: 2017

    • China Blue

      The Danish Foundation of Industry in China’ is a culture bearer for knowledge exchange between Denmark and China which is reinforced through these two distinct cultures. China Blue is the title of the art commissioned by The Danish University Centre in Beijing, China. It is integrated throughout the entire building like big scale textile watercolour paintings. In the main auditorium China Blue is materialized as a gigantic blue sky curtain. In this curtain the Chinese and the Danish skies melt together and the tangible and poetic filtration of the daylight reaches right into the centre of the building. The curtain is double-layered and consists of a transparent layer, preserving visibility, but still protecting against insight. Along with a slightly heavier velvet curtain the two systems transform the space from completely transparent to total blackout controlling not only the amount of light entering the view, but also add acoustic qualities to the room. Transparent curtains with a colour scale from the ’sky curtain’ is used for the building’s glass panels, classrooms, workspaces, etc., that are facing the large auditorium. All curtains can be opened and closed depending on the needs, thus emphasizing the building requirements for optimum transparency and the freedom of mutability.

    • Kamelia Kolding
      Denmark
      2011

    • Kamelia, neon tubes, kolding
    • Kamelia, neon tubes, kolding
    • Kamelia, neon tubes, kolding
    • Kamelia, neon tubes, kolding
    • Kamelia, neon tubes, kolding
    • Kamelia

    • Flower of LifeMaasland Hospital Sittard
      The Netherlands
      2009

    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • The Flower of Life, geometrical figure, astrid krogh
    • Flower of Life

      The Flower of Life is an ancient geometrical figure known within many different cultures, often as a sacred symbol, and to some a visual expression of the threads that life weaves through all human beings. It is composed of multiple evenly spaced, overlapping circles, arranged to form a flower-like pattern with a six fold symmetry, like a hexagon. The centre of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. The light comes from a total of nineteen different circles allowing the many different variations of the ornament. In the beautiful atrium of the new Maasland hospital, Flower of Life is a gigantic mobile moving slowly around its own axis, interacting with the “healing architecture” of the building, as the light of the ornament changes almost meditatively. During the day the light will change in colors and intensity. The light for each of the circles can be controlled individually, producing patterns forward within the Flower of Life. “To be around Flower of Life should be like taking a walk through nature, surrounded by its ever changing colors, slight movements and with a view of the sky. Hopefully, it will create a relaxing and comforting ambience for the patients of the hospital, as well as for the visitors and the personal.”

    • IncitamentGigantium Aalborg
      Denmark
      2009

    • Incitament, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Incitament, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Incitament, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Incitament, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Incitament

      Incitament is a work in which both light and shadows weave their way into each other’s history. It is meant as a picture of how Gigantium bind different cultures together and thus operate somewhere between country and city between inside and outside and between culture and nature and it is an incentive to explore the movement of the light. The work reflects in the glass facades, steel columns, window glass, lenses, glasses and other itinerant glass. Incitament gets in that way its own completely unpredictable life.

    • MyriadeHalden prison
      Norway
      2009

    • Myriade, optic fiber sculpture, Halden State Prison
    • Myriade, optic fiber sculpture, Halden State Prison
    • Myriade

      The sacred room at Halden State Prison is a spiritual space facilitating silence, prayer and reflection. Being a frame for ritual ceremonies of all kinds, the space will embrace believers and nonbelievers alike. Myriad consists of a perforated wooden wall with fiber optical bright spots arranged in an ornamental form. The fibre optics can be programmed to switch color and intensity in fast or slow intervals. A contemplative relation is established between the outside nature and the light from Myriad. The motif is flexible, universal and thus creating optimal use of the room in relation to its many different users.

    • 5240 VollsmoseVollsmose Odense
      Denmark
      2009

    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose, ornament, astrid krogh
    • 5240 Vollsmose

      5240 Vollsmose is a gigantic ornament that moves slowly around its own axis and communicate with the surroundings of Vollsmose. During the day and night, the LED light will change in colors and intensity, and each string of the ornament can be controlled individually, bringing other patterns forward within the 5240 Vollsmose. 5240 Vollsmose is inspired from geometrical patterns in carpet design and architecture, especially from the Islamic world. In my decorating for Vollsmose I have been working towards a universal symbol - an ornament which can gather all the differences. 5240 Vollsmose is inspired by geometric patterns in carpet designs and architecture, especially from the Islamic world. Geometry has always been a fundamental tool in architecture. Geometric patterns are used in both religious and secular context. 5240 Vollsmose is a ornament from an imaginary light carpet with loops from around the world. An ornament, forming a new pattern, which testifies to a vibrant and multicultural mini community center of Odense. 5240 Vollsmose is a visual and concrete rallying point - it is an imaginative tale of Islamic patterns with Nordic simplification of Vollsmose where threads get together and dissolves again, an organic form that is constantly changing. 5240 Vollsmose rotates on the roof of Vollsmose Culture and is oriented towards all directions in Vollsmose.

    • FloraKolding Kommune
      Denmark
      2007

    • Flora, neon tubes, ornament, astrid krogh
    • Flora, neon tubes, ornament, astrid krogh
    • Flora, neon tubes, ornament, astrid krogh
    • Flora, neon tubes, ornament, astrid krogh
    • Flora

    • LightfallNRGI Århus
      Denmark
      2007

    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • NRGI, Optical fibre weavings
    • Lightfall

      Light is conducted though the optical fibres with the weaving very slowly changing colour.

    • Reflections 1+2Næstved Kulturhus
      Denmark
      2005

    • Wall decorations, Grønnegades Kasern, Næstved
    • Wall decorations, Grønnegades Kasern, Næstved
    • Wall decorations, Grønnegades Kasern, Næstved
    • Wall decorations, Grønnegades Kasern, Næstved
    • Reflections 1+2

      Wall decorations, Grønnegades Kasern, Næstved

    • PolyticsThe Danish Parliament
      Denmark
      2003

    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics, light tapestry, Danish Parliament, astrid krogh
    • Polytics

      The Central Art Committee of the Danish Parliament wanted a decoration that gave light and colour to one of the long, very dark, corridors of the Folketing building. The solution draws its inspiration from an old patterned frieze that was painted by artist Rasmus Larsen 1918-21. The frieze stretches through the central lobby, known as Vandrehallen, of the Folketing. Seemingly superficially, the pattern of the frieze is repeated, but at a closer look it emerges that the artist constantly varies the motif imperceptibly. Polytics consists of neon tubes in combinations of circles, floral patterns and lines. The work is set in a niche and is only experienced in its entirety when the viewer gets relatively close to it. When moving down the passage it is the lit space around the work that becomes the focus. Every 45 seconds the light and colours of the neon tubes change in different combinations. Every other combination is pre-defined while the rest appears at random. There are more than 100,000 possible combinations. With a point of departure in the murals of the Folketing lobby, Astrid Krogh has shaped a modern, radiantly coloured frieze for the third floor passage. 256 neon tubes distributed within a unit of ten different patterns which can be combined infinitely.

    • Danish State RailwaysThe Danish State Rail Headquarters Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2002

    • Steel tapestries, DSB, astrid krogh
    • Steel tapestries, DSB, astrid krogh
    • Steel tapestries, DSB, astrid krogh
    • Steel tapestries, DSB, astrid krogh
    • Steel tapestries, DSB, astrid krogh
    • Danish State Railways

      The DSB (Danish Rail) headquarters in Copenhagen is located in an eighteenth century building, just across from the Kongens Have park. The re-furnishing of the 50m2 meeting room was done with the rooms 1940’s ceiling painting as a starting reference, but otherwise totally transforms the space. The floor of the room is covered by a, one-off, specially made carpet in light blue and beige, which only distinct pattern unit mimic the carved window panelling of the room. The walls are acoustically regulated and coloured with pastels producing a shot effect, and instead of the portraits that used to make up the main part of the wall decoration of the room, tapestries of woven steel filters are now hung, producing interference patterns both in daylight and when the light behind them is on. The result is a space that is constantly transformed by the changing of the light, echoing the rhythms of the days and the seasons. Alternatively, the mode is determined by the setting of the electric light which is adjustable for the ceiling and from behind the steel tapestries. In the reception room of the DSB headquarters, everything is new; the flooring, furniture, lighting and the large glass wall running throughout the length of the room where the light in the optical fibres changes colour through the course of the day.

    • Mærsk DataMærsk Data Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2001

    • Mærsk, optic fiber weaving
    • Mærsk, optic fiber weaving
    • Mærsk, optic fiber weaving
    • Mærsk, optic fiber weaving
    • Mærsk, optic fiber weaving
    • Mærsk Data

      The new Mærsk Data building is situated by one of the main roads leading out of Copenhagen with thousands of cars passing by every day. The building is characterized by its pure grey concrete lines and large glass areas. In the panopticon section of the building the company wanted a decoration. The wall rises vertically through several storeys and is a central part of the building where many of the staff passes by every day. The wall can also be seen from the road. The large woven steel wallcovering part of the decoration has an acoustic-regulating effect and has been executed as a living, constantly moving wall surface. The effects of the decoration varies greatly depending on the season, the time of day and the weather. During the day the decoration will often look almost steel-grey against the surface with a slight effect of interference in the weave of the steel netting. Towards the evening the colours of the neon tubes begins to appear more clearly and at night the decoration stands out as a shining wall that can be seen from the road.

    • Remembering landscapesGalerie Maria Wettergren Paris
      France
      2016

    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Exhibition in Galerie Maria Wettergren, Cloud Illusions, Plant, Skylight
    • Remembering landscapes

      Astrid Krogh has designed the exhibition Remembering Landscapes for Maria Wettergren Gallery. The exhibition is presented as a total installation composed of three series of works that interact with each other: Cloud Illusion, a series of panels of aluminum foil reflective, thin and flexible, which reflect and transform the space with chiseled surfaces ; Skylight, a large circular sculpture whose color flow, slow and meditative, recalls the atmospheric changes of heaven; and Plant, a wall sculpture brass vegetable forms as imagined by a child, or Matisse. The illumination on the back leaves a slightly unreal halo on the wall behind the work, much like an afterimage. More than just a reference to the landscape as a motive or inspiration, it would be here the landscape as a place of transformation through the prism of light, physical but also mental landscape, a landscape-mindscape, a walk-haiku . This transformation, external and internal, is effected by the changing nature of light, natural or artificial, and by the movement of the viewer's body in space, slightly troubled by a loss of reference but moved by a gain of view . Because the work of Astrid Krogh is not only facing the beauty, it makes us give us the richness of our own perception expanding. Some works have the ability to transcend the academic classifications. Cloud Illusion seems to be an invitation to meditate on the flow of life. The fluidity of the material combined with calligraphy drawn and the vertical format of the work, can recall the spirit of Chinese wash of the Sung dynasty in which the idea of capturing the nature and the breath of life through of one color is essential. Only in the work of Astrid Krogh, color and life are not added but reflected. Remembering Landscapes is the second solo exhibition of Astrid Krogh by Maria Wettergren Gallery. Astrid Krogh Remembering Landscapes Exhibition from March 23 to May 26, 2016

    • Honorary GrantDanmarks Nationalbank
      Denmark
      2015

    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Exhibition in Danmarks Nationalbank, Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh Honorary Grant
    • Honorary Grant

      HONORARY GRANT The Annual Honorary grant of the National Bank of Denmark 2015 is attributed to the Danish artist Astrid Krogh. The prize is celebrated with a ceremony and a site-specific exhibition in the headquarters of the National Bank of Denmark, 29 October — 25 November 2015. Certain works transcend any given category by their poetic and indefinite character. The exhibition Flux Luminous at Danmarks Nationalbank is an invitation to meditate on the flux of life. The exhibition consists of three elements; a gigantic blue “Sky Curtain”, a circle of light “Skylight” - that imitates the changes of daylight in the sky - and a series of aluminium panels “Cloud Illusion”. In “Cloud Illusion”, an aluminium mirror surface of engravings and perforations unfold large clouds of ever-changing character. Its interaction with the ambient daylight is strong yet subtle with the soft reflections creating light and shadows onto the floor, spreading to the entire room. The soft quality of the thin mirror surface creates a slight vibratory motion, enhancing the feeling of life, inviting the mind to float like clouds in the sky. The fluidity of the materials, combined with the calligraphic traces and the vertical format, may equally recall the spirit of the Chinese wash drawings of the Sung Dynasty, in which the idea of capturing the breath of life and nature by the use of only one colour was essential. Only, in “Cloud Illusion” colour and life are no longer added, they are reflected. While working on Flux, Astrid Krogh was inspired by “Spiegel im Spiegel” (Mirror in Mirror), a soulful piece of music by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Just as “Spiegel im Spiegel”, Flux Luminous poetically refers to the infinity of images produced by parallel plane mirrors; the tonic triads are endlessly repeated with small variations, as if reflected back and forth. ‘I use light as both a material and a technology,’ Krogh explains. ‘The presence of light is an essential component of my work. Light enables my textiles to pulsate, change patterns and create an entire spectrum of ever-changing colours’. Astrid Krogh succeeds in giving the light a tactile quality, proposing a highly original and poetic vocabulary based on contemplative perception and sensual colour experience. ‘I begin each commission by travelling to the site to look at existing lighting, the flow of human traffic and the general buzz around it,’ Krogh says. ‘I set out to truly integrate the work into the space so that it becomes a part of it. Every building has a unique atmosphere; every space has its own soul. My work is born out of intuition and sensibility, yet, takes shape according to the physical characteristics of the space.’

    • Cloud Illusions/BaselDesign Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2015

    • Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh, Design Miami Basel
    • Cloud Illusions, Astrid Krogh, Design Miami Basel
    • Cloud Illusions/Basel

      Cloud Illusions/Basel is a reflection and an illusion of the clouds in the sky. The clouds constantly form different shapes and images. The appearance of a cloud is ever changing; each time you look there is a new, varied, image.The thin mirror surface of the artwork forms a diffuse image of the sky. The reflections are affected by the light, shadows and the colours of the surroundings. These spread to the environment and creates a new, ever changing play of light and shadows. The matte areas of the artwork create expressions similar to how the thin air forms the image of a cloud. They interact with the mirror surfaces and creating the illusion of the changing clouds in the sky. Depending on the surroundings, the reflections of the artwork create a new experience every time you pass by.

    • Cloud IllusionsDesign Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2014

    • Cloud Illusions, Basel, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions, Basel, Astrid Krogh
    • Cloud Illusions

      While working on Cloud Illusions Astrid Krogh was listening to the soulful piece of music Spiegel im Spiegel by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Just as Spiegel im Spiegel this monumental triptych is poetically referring to the infinity of images produced by parallel mirrors: The tonic triads are endlessly repeated with small variations as if reflected back and forth. In Cloud Illusions Krogh has been working with impregnations and perforations in the surface of the mirror foil, thereby creating a landscape of ever changing character reminiscent to clouds in the sky. The interaction of the work with the surrounding light is both strong and subtle, and the reflections of the softly moving light shadows on the floor are constantly spreading towards the entire room. The soft quality of the thin mirror foil gives, unlike mirror or metal, the viewer a feeling of a drapery that slightly vibrates in the wind while passing by. The fluidity of the material, the calligraphic traces as well as the high format could equally recall the Chinese wash drawings from the 15th century Song Dynasty, in which the idea of capturing the breath of life and nature by means of only one color was essential. Only in Krogh’s work, color is no longer added, only reflected.

    • MeadowMusée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris
      France
      2014

    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, in Musee de la Chasse et Nature, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, in Musee de la Chasse et Nature, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, in Musee de la Chasse et Nature, Paris, Astrid Krogh
    • Meadow

      Meadow is a fibre optic wall sculpture from 2013. The fibre optics are connected to light monitors infusing coloured light directly into the fibres by means of a little colour wheel designed by the artist. As the title indicates, the source of inspiration is a pastoral field of flowers and with the protruding fibres slightly vibrating and the ever changing flow of colors in a slow and meditative pace, there is indeed a natural and poetic feeling to this work. Meadow is a piece in a series of luminous sculptures questioning the impact of colored light on our perception. The soft and tactile quality that Krogh manages to give light by means of the fibre optics and the subtle colour transitions is offering the beholder a sensorial color experience unlike any other.

    • Mare Tranquillitatis & Sky Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix Paris
      France
      2013

    • Mare Tranquillitatis, fiber optic light installation, Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, fiber optic weaving, Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, fiber optic weaving, Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, fiber optic weaving, Musee Nationale Eugene Delacroix, Astrid Krogh
    • Mare Tranquillitatis & Sky

      An optical fibre sculpture of cosmic dimensions.

    • HorizonDesign Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2013

    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Meadow  Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon, Optical fibre, paper yarn, aluminium, LED light monitors, Astrid Krogh
    • Horizon

      As the daylight disappears HORIZON imitates the place where the sky meets the earth. Surrounded by changing colours, small movements and variability, HORIZON offers the viewer an imaginary journey to the horizon, a place where movements of the light constantly create new horizons.

    • Mare TranquillitatisSalone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2013

    • Mare Tranquillitatis, optic fiber installation Astrid Krogh
    • Mare Tranquillitatis, optic fiber installation Astrid Krogh
    • Mare Tranquillitatis, optic fiber installation Astrid Krogh
    • Mare Tranquillitatis

      Mare Tranquillitatis – the title of this optical fibre sculpture of cosmic dimensions, refers to a lunar mare that is situated within the Tranquillitatis basin of the moon. Very slowly and barely perceptible, this piece takes on varying hues of yellow and white, creating the strange and poetic impression that the work is actually breathing, imitating the sensation that the moon is actually alive in the night sky.

    • Meadow PAD London
      UK
      2013

    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow, optic fiber installation, astrid krogh
    • Meadow

      Meadow is a fibre optic wall sculpture from 2013. The fibre optics are connected to light monitors infusing coloured light directly into the fibres by means of a little colour wheel designed by the artist. As the title indicates, the source of inspiration is a pastoral field of flowers and with the protruding fibres slightly vibrating and the ever changing flow of colors in a slow and meditative pace, there is indeed a natural and poetic feeling to this work. Meadow is a piece in a series of luminous sculptures questioning the impact of colored light on our perception. The soft and tactile quality that Krogh manages to give light by means of the fibre optics and the subtle colour transitions is offering the beholder a sensorial color experience unlike any other.

    • Five-Fold HappinessRisør Kunstpark
      Norway
      2012

    • Five fold happiness, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Five fold happiness, neon sculpture, astrid krogh
    • Five-Fold Happiness

      Five-Fold Happiness is inspired by the sky and Chinese ornaments. The neon sculpture represents a big floating cloud, and it is named after the Chinese ornament for good fortune and auspicious thought. The cloud represents the five layers of fortune and happiness that is a popular motif in Chinese architecture, textile designs and everyday objects. The tremendous neon cloud of an otherworldly whiteness is a double tribute to the force of magic patterns and to the idle contemplation of clouds.

    • SkyGalerie Maria Wettergren Paris 
      France
      2012

    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Mare tranquillitatis and Sky, optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Mare tranquillitatis and Sky, optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky, weaving in optical fibers, Astrid Krogh
    • Sky

      The works SKY I + II + III are a series of 3 weavings in optical fibers and paper yarn with inspiration in heaven’s forever changing color spectrum. The weavings may appear as almost monochrome color flats but with gentle shift in color spectrum, and thus mimics the sky change throughout the day. They can be displayed when individually or as one large installation.

    • Ikat I7th Tournai International Triennial of Contemporary Textile Arts
      Belgium
      2011

    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat I

      Ikat I is a light paper yarn tapestry created from optical fibres. The patterns have shaped in an organic, or random manner, determined by where the different colours of the weave have ended up during the weaving process. The tapestry alludes the Ikat weaving technique, which among other things is characterized by detailed colouring and immense precision, allowing smooth transitions between patterns. With Ikat I Astrid Krogh interprets the Ikat tradition by allowing light to create its own patterns and shapes through indefinable transitions. The light is used as an imaginary dye, which continuously flows back and forth creating an almost magical effect. Ikat I is the smallest weaving in the trilogy Ikat I, II and III. Each one of the three light tapestries can function individually, as separate pieces.

    • Ikat IIDesign Miami Basel
      Schweiz
      2011

    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat II

      Ikat II is a light paper yarn tapestry with organic patterns created in optical fibres. The tapestry alludes the Ikat weaving technique, which among other things is characterized by detailed colouring and immense precision in weaving, making it possible to create smooth transitions between patterns. With Ikat II Astrid Krogh interprets the Ikat tradition by allowing light to create its own patterns and shapes in indefinable transitions. The light is used as a imaginary dye, which continuously flows back and forth and thus create an almost magical effect pattern. Ikat II is the middle section of the weaving trilogy Ikat I, II and III where each one of the three light tapestries can function individually, as separate pieces.

    • Ikat IIIMariager Kunstforening
      Denmark
      2011

    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat, light tapestry created from optical fibres and paper yarn, astrid krogh
    • Ikat III

      Ikat III is a light paper yarn tapestry with organic patterns created with optical fibres. The tapestry alludes the Ikat weaving technique, which among other things is characterized by detailed colouring and immense precision in weaving, making it possible to create smooth transitions between patterns. With Ikat III Astrid Krogh interprets the Ikat tradition by allowing light to create its own patterns and shapes in indefinable transitions. The light is used as a imaginary dye, which continuously flows back and forth and thus create an almost magical effect pattern. Ikat III is the biggest weaving of the trilogy, Ikat I, II and III. Each one of the three light tapestries can function individually, as separate pieces.

    • MorildGallery NB Viborg
      Denmark
      2010

    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild, light tapestry, optic fibers, astrid krogh
    • Morild

      Morild is a delicate light tapestry made out of optical fibre and a perforated, wooden wall. It is named after one of nature’s most spectacular light phenomena, glowing algae, which can be seen in the water at sea. The light source in the tapestry can be programmed to switch colour and intensity in fast or slow intervals. Thus, it is slowly and constantly changing, capturing one of the endlessly changing patterns of nature, so chaotic and organized at the same time.

    • TwinkleSalone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2010

    • Twinkle, neon clock, astrid krogh
    • Twinkle, neon clock, astrid krogh
    • Twinkle

      Twinkle is a clock that revolves around the movement and repetition of time in an endless circle from which the linear movements project into the room and disappears into endless space. Time is marked by neon tubes. The centre features a hand-painted circular decoration with a functional pattern that indicates the hours, minutes and seconds. The neon tubes are bent by hand and placed on a background of laser-cut aluminium; the centrally placed decoration is handpainted. In a comment on the piece, Astrid Krogh says, “It’s a comment on the green wave we are currently experiencing, where time is passing, but what are we doing in the meantime?”

    • Circle LightSalone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2009

    • Circle Light, light mobile, astrid krogh
    • Circle Light, light mobile, astrid krogh
    • Circle Light, light mobile, astrid krogh
    • Circle Light, light mobile, astrid krogh
    • Circle Light

      Circle Light can best described as a mobile or a light ornament which spins around its own axis, slowly changing colour, as a meditative light ornament for the room. Made with LED lights mounted in laser-cut aluminium with glued-on acrylic fronts with the LED technology concealed inside of the form itself. The inspiration for Circle Light came from an ancient pattern called Flower of Life. The Flower of Life pattern consists of circle segments forming a flower believed to symbolize the so called sacred geometry. Thus, the light ornament represents perfect form, proportion and harmony ... nothing less. In Astrid’s own words; Circle Light is intended as a symbolic and visual expression of the way in which the circles of life move into each other.

    • SwirlSalone de Mobile Milan
      Italy
      2008

    • Swirl, A lamp element
    • Swirl, A lamp element
    • Swirl, A lamp element
    • Swirl

      A lamp element, Swirl is capable of growing, and becoming a pattern, a plant or a rug on your wall. It is a decorative wall-mounted lamp with a touch of function which can consist of 1, 5, 13 or 300 elements, depending on preference.

    • WaltzingDanish Design Centre
      Denmark
      2006

    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltziing, Light tapestry
    • Waltzing

      The wall consists of 26 x 8 LED elements. Patterns and lights are constantly changing. Waltzing is an interactive modern light tapestry that combines old textile idioms with modern technology. Patterns and lights live in a changing organic surface that constantly dissolves and forms new patterns. Each pattern remains for four seconds then, over the next eight seconds, dissolves into the next pattern. Lights and patterns can also be influenced interactively from a mat on the floor. The surface of Waltzing consists of 26 x 8 squares backlit by light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The technology makes it possible on the one hand to interact with the pattern and on the other to create the experience of an inherently mobile pattern surface that constantly changes character. The patterns are new interpretations of traditional Ikat weaves. Traditionally, a tapestry has both functional and decorative qualities. Waltzing creates a dialogue with this tradition – in this case decoration is not monumental and static, but mobile and dynamic,in a dialogue with modern technology.

    • OrnamentPaustian Copenhagen
      Denmark
      2003

    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament, wall tapestry
    • Ornament

      The work Ornament, created for a major design exhibition at Paustian, Copenhagen, is the fulfilment of a dream of creating a kaleidoscope from textile techniques, and just as inevitably with materials that are far from traditional textiles. Ornament consists of a tissue of thousands of patterns created with neon tubes. When the tubes light up, goes off or change colour, they are combined into a kaleidoscope of radiant, everchanging patterns. 186 neon tubes distributed in ten pattern units that can be combined individually and generate approximately three million different patterns. The pattern changes every eight seconds. The close affinity of certain of the works with the anatomy and idiom of the kaleidoscope is emblematic of the work with patterns – not as fixed forms but as recognizable elements in constantly shifting formations of the patterns. ”Why did you create such an insanely expensive piece?” was the curator’s question to Astrid Krogh. ”Dreams can’t be measured in money,” was the text that accompanied the work in the exhibition. Ornaments was bought by the National Arts Foundation.

    • BlueDesignmuseum Denmark
      Denmark
      2002

    • Blue optic fiber weaving, astrid krogh
    • Blue optic fiber weaving, astrid krogh
    • Blue optic fiber weaving, astrid krogh
    • Blue optic fiber weaving, astrid krogh
    • Blue

      Light is conducted though optical fibres which have certain properties akin to those of traditional textile fibres, making it possible to work with the fibres on a loom. The weaving is constantly changing colour.

    • HolbeinDesignmuseum Denmark
      Denmark
      2002

    • Holbein

    • LightmailTrapholt Museum
      Denmark
      2000

    • optic fiber weaving
    • Lightmail

      The ends of the fibres are connected to monitors that radiate coloured light into each fibre. An incessant flow of colour is changing the structures of the fibres. To weave with the light itself opens up new possibilities for interior design such as modern tapestry and lightning.

  • ‘It’s the unpredictable that brings sensuality to the work, like that fleeting glimpse you catch the moment before it disappears forever.’

  • The Artist

    “Arne Jacobsen once said that light gives all things their presence, highlighting the important role it plays in bringing surfaces to life” – Bradley Quinn

     Astrid Krogh, a classically trained designer has taken Jacobson’s observation further by integrating light into her work rather than using it for effect.

    "I use light both as a material and a technology, the presence of light is an essential component of my work as light enables my textiles to pulsate, change patterns and create an entire spectrum of ever changing colour ways"

    “My reference point is often Gobelin tapestries or ancient kelim carpets, from a distance their colour ways appear to be distinct, but a closer examination reveals how the boundaries between them contain entire spectrums of colour”

  • Background

    Born in Denmark in 1968, after graduating from the textile faculty at The Danish Design School in 1997, Krogh established her own studio the following year. Krogh uses optical fibres to create woven textiles that have spectacular effects. As colour and light are transmitted through the fibres, the textiles change appearance and transform the spaces around them. Few artists speak this refined language as fluently as Astrid Krogh, who uses light to describe aspects of nature that words simply cannot. The lingua franca in Krogh’s world describes the feelings evoked by the beauty of the dawn, and the emotions stirred when the sunset streaks extraordinary colours across the sky. Her vocabulary is nuanced by sensory experiences, which are articulated through a lexicon of colour and light. Krogh’s vernacular encompasses the ripples that cause sunlight to sparkle on the surface of a lake, and the surging, blue-tinted waves that change colour as they break on the shore. 

    Astrid Krogh has worked collaboratively with architects and industrial designers, received government commissions for public works and created commercial artworks for retailers such as Longchamp and Printemps in Paris. Landmark projects include exhibitions at The Central Bank of Denmark in 2015 and commissions for the recently opened Nya Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. Krogh’s clients includes Mærsk, Velux and Coloplast, and she has created site specific art installations for the Danish Parliament, Royal Danish Library, Danish State Railways, The Netherlands’ National Health Authority and governmental organizations in Norway. Krogh’s work has been shown internationally at design fairs, art galleries, museums and in private exhibitions.

     

     

  • THE SALON ART + DESIGN

     

    EXHIBITS

    THE SALON ART + DESIGN

    November 10 - 14, 2016

    Park Avenue Armory, NYC

    Represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren

     

  • BOOK RELEASE FLUX LUMINOUS



    Title: Flux Luminous
    Language: English
    Author: Bradley Quinn
    Contributions: Tine Byrckel, Astrid Krogh, Jakob Schoof & Emily Zilber.
    Pages: 216, richly illustrated
    Price: 49.50 euro
    www.shop.strandbergpublishing.dk

     

  • CODA AWARDS 2016

    Astrid Krogh is awarded the International CODA Awards Merit Award MADISON, WI - September 14, 2016 CODAworx, the hub of the commissioned art economy, has once again partnered with Interior Design magazine to announce the winners of the fourth annual CODA awards: Collaboration of Design + Art. The CODA awards recognize collaborations that result in outstanding projects that successfully integrate commissioned art into interior, architectural, or public spaces.  Astrid Krogh's Skylight received the Merit honors in the Healthcare category.
    Jury members included Cindy Allen, Interior Design magazine editor-in-chief; Cheryl Durst, CEO of the International Interior Design Association; Caroline Baumann, director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Raymond Post, principal and founder of Post Architects; and Catherine Widgery, artist and 2015 CODAawards winner. The jury selected winners and merits in each of the ten design categories.

     

     

  • FINN JUHL-PRISEN

     

    Astrid Krogh was awarded the Finn Juhl Prisen 2016

     

  • DANMARKS NATIONALBANKS JUBILÆUMSFOND

     

    Recipient of Danmarks Nationalbanks Jubilæumsfonds Hæderslegat - November 2015

     

  • INGA OG EIVIND KOLD CHRISTENSENS FOND

     

    Recipient of The INGA and EIVIND KOLD CHRISTENSENS FOUNDATION, Hæderslegat 2013

  • KNUD V ENGELHARDTS MINDELEGAT

     

    Recipient of the Knud V Engelhardts Mindelegat 2012

  • THORVALD BINDESBØLL MEDALJEN

     

    Recipient of the Thorvald Bindesbøll Medaljen 2008

  • Copenhagen, Denmark
    +45 20 823771
    info@astridkrogh.com
    www.astridkrogh.com

     

    Paris, France
    Galerie Maria Wettergren
    18 rue Guénégaud
    75 006 Paris, France
    +33 (0)1 43 29 19 60
    +33 (0)6 77 63 28 81
    info@mariawettergren.com

     

     

    “Krogh’s work creates a momentary pause in a high-speed world, showing that the cutting edge of art and design is not razor sharp, but as sensuous and soft as the subtle illuminations she creates” – Bradley Quinn

  • Epilogue

    Astrid Krogh is based in Copenhagen, but her work is International in scope. Krogh graduated from The Danish Design School’s faculty of textiles in 1997 to establish her own studio the following year.

    Since then, Krogh has worked collaboratively with architects and industrial designers, received government commissions for public works and created commercial artworks for retailers such as Longchamp and Printemps in Paris. Landmark projects include exhibitions at The Central Bank of Denmark in 2015 and commissions for the recently opened Nya Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. Krogh’s clients includes Mærsk, Velux and Coloplast, and she has created site- specific art installations for the Danish Parliament, Royal Danish Library, Danish State Railways, The Netherlands’ National Health Authority and governmental organizations in Norway. Krogh’s work has been shown internationally at design fairs, art galleries, museums and in private exhibitions.