Lives & works in Copenhagen, Denmark
Artist Statement – Troels Aagaard, may 2022
I work in the intersection between art and design across a variety of media including painting, sculpting, drawing and paper cutting.
As an artist I am always evolving. I am not interested in remaining static. I guess I am too curious. By simplifying forms, subtracting detail and amplifying specific elements I have moved from a very figurative artistic practice towards a much more abstracted response, creating streamlined yet vibrant artworks that, although minimalistic, still achieve a sense of expression and dynamic. No matter the media I always seek a purified form of beauty dominated by order, simplicity and harmony. I am not limited by a certain narrative when I work. There is no story I need to tell. This allows me to focus exclusively on a formal and reductive aesthetic where the exploration of color, light, space and form are recurring themes. My process is characterized by repetition, progression and permutation. It’s a systematic process based on arranging and rearranging elements. I often work in series because only in a run of pieces am I able to fully explore an idea