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Moments of beauty, light and presence.

Mette Grøngaard is a Danish artist and designer living and working in Copenhagen. With a special interest in plexiglass she creates delicate and atmospheric art and interior decoration in the search for beauty, light and presence. 

My practice so far has been orientated around the sensory and aesthetic experience given by the transparency of plexiglass. I am interested in how we connect with objects, and the influence objects and surroundings have on our well-being. To me, art and design offers a spiritual room for contemplation; a time-out from the everyday rutine.

I create unique or limited edition interior decoration such as hanging mobiles, paintings and sculptural furnitures. Always with a focus on exploring the crossroads between art and design within technique, material and process. 

In the creative process I combine artistic painting techniques, laser cutting and sculpting. The plexiglass serves as a three dimensional object and canvas. I paint directly on clear plexiglass with white acrylic paint – either on single pieces of plexiglass or on multiple layers. I work in monochrome to create light and shadow, positive and negative spaces, and to interpret energies and emotions in graphic patterns. 

I hope that my work brings light and serenity to its audience beyond a quick interior fix. Preferably making time stand still.

 
 
 
 

Exhibitions

2017

Esther Sarto, Mette Grøngaard og Alexandra Kalisz, group exhibition, Beauton Art Gallery, Copenhagen.

2014

Light & Dark – Life & Death, solo exhibition, Fredericia Furniture, Copenhagen.

2014 

Bloom, group exhibition, Crossing Lines, Copenhagen.

2013

Dialog, group exhibition, Designer Zoo, Copenhagen.

2013

Into the Wild, solo exhibition, METERVARA+GRONGAARD, Copenhagen.

2012

Portraits No.2, METERVARA+GRONGAARD, Copenhagen.

Education

2003-2008

Kolding School of Design, visual communication, Kolding.

2006

École de Communication Visuelle, Paris.

2001-2002

Aarhus Universitet, Art history, Aarhus.