Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark
In these paintings Tine Nedbo depict loved ones in their natural habitats of respectively Sydney, Berlin and Copenhagen. These towering figures inhabit their safe spaces with gestures of belonging, disarmed in their realms of self-government. They are self-posed, even majestic, yet a disturbing weariness is also present. Surrounded by vibrant textures suggesting a jittery vigilancy, an anticipation of movement, their gazes are simultaneously arresting, demanding, confrontational and resigned – the accessibility granted to whoever is gazing into these private spaces is not unconditional.
Tine Nedbo is interested in the way people inhabit spaces and what social and political meanings that entails. How we interact with each other on both a micro- and macro level and what structures are in place to provide a sort of underlying framework for those interactions. What the complex interrelationship between cultural and political change and how we perform society means for the possibility of profound change in the way we perceive and deal with power.