The painter, graphic artist and ceramicist Ida Holm Mortensen (1950-2023)
Exhibition starts 6. oktober 2023
Ida Holm Mortensen attended the Funen Academy of Art’s Painting School from 1972-1977. Following her graduation, she studied with several ceramicists, and since then, she has concentrated on stoneware and Japanese raku pottery.
Ida Holm Mortensen learned her graphic techniques at the Funen Graphic Workshop and also through her own experiments.
Typical for the artist is her sense of humor and her joy in turning regular, Danish expressions into decorations and ornamentation. Furthermore, she often found her points of departure in her childhood in the country, both in her ceramic decorations and in her pictures, where there are often women who sow and weed, there are tractors in fields, as well as thatched farm buildings, cows and pigs. Ida Holm Mortensen’s love of nature shines through when she depicts birds and plants, but also, for example, in a watercolour of a stuffed snow bunting warming itself by a toaster.
Ida Holm Mortensen has, throughout the years, participated in several group shows at the Johannes Larsen Museum, where she also worked for several years as a guide and a museum educator.
She is sorely missed.