Sara Gade

Copenhagen, Denmark

Sara Gade has made visual artworks since 2007, but was originally educated as an textile designer with focus on pattern formation, tactility and color.

Analog exploration is a part of her creative routine, since her primary tools are colors, paper and liquids. Water is also a recurring element in the way she works, as the energy is out of her control and in her control at the same time and somewhere in between - this is where her artworks develops.

Conversation with Sara Gade

Where are you from and where do you currently live?

I am from Copenhagen and I still live here.

When did you become an artist and what was your first project?

I guess becoming an artist is a longlife process, but when I started working with the technique and material, that I still use today, that was a turning point for me.

Did you study art in school, if so where?

I’m educated textile designer and the craft I learned there I use in my painting. The process is very similar. There are things I can control and things I can’t control and the craft is a catalyst between those two conditions.

What inspires you? Any particular artists?

I’m very inspired by all kinds of serendipity's I collect along the way. Regarding other artists i’m very inspired by the postwar american abstract expressionism and 1960-70th minimalism. Lately I found great inspiration in performance art, but it has not yet found a way into my paintings. Also music and the poetry.

What are some of the ideas behind your work?

Because the water is in and out of my control it creates a tension. I use the craft to master that and that works as a catalyst between me and the artwork. I hope that the artwork captures that energy and I hope that the energy transforms into something else in the meeting with another person. That’s why I rarely use titles and that’s why my artwork is abstract.  

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