Kirstine Reiner Hansen is a Danish artist based in Berlin, Germany. Born in Odense, Denmark, she received a BA in Design and Illustration at Kolding School of Design. She spent 15 years in the US, where her work is and has been exhibited in numerous galleries including Jack Chiles Gallery in NYC, Dolby Chadwick in San Francisco and Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica. She currently shows with Art Now Gallery, Berlin and is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.
Kirstine Reiner Hansen appropriates imagery from fashion and advertising as a visual source, conjoined with art historical fragments. The reconstruction of these fragments act much like words and lines in a poem; insignificant in their individual statement, but possessing a greater meaning when experienced collectively as a painted composition. The act of the detailed painting process transforms the accidental maneuvers into an intentional juxtaposition, in a sense charging the pieces, adding value and significance they didn’t previously possess. Hansen views splicing and fragmenting as representative of our fast paced, media driven, low attention span culture and how we have come to experience and manage the world around us.