About Ivan Andersen
|The sneaking suspicion that we live in a world that is really
made of painted
cardboard in which the moon is just a paper moon is latent in Ivan
Andersen's paintings. Faced with his pieces which at first glance seem to
draw their motifs from everyday life in Danish suburbia - hot dog stands,
drowsy villas and empty roads - we quickly become struck by a feeling that
something is not quite right here.
The houses seem to tear loose from their sockets, strange beams of light
penetrate the roofs of the houses, the hot dog stand is melting on the
ground. You cannot be too sure of your safety either !
Freud once wrote that the eeriest experiences in the world were those
This paranoia in Ivan Andersen's paintings is underscored by the painterly
A black sense of humour seems to point a way out in the artist's pictorial
But maybe it is exactly because it is a fraud that it is also quite funny