Anna Bohman Gallery
About the gallery
Anna Bohman Gallery is a contemporary art gallery in Stockholm, Sweden.
The gallery works with both emerging and established Scandinavian and International artists.
Ditte Ejlerskov (DK)
Ditte Ejlerskov (b. 1982) lives and works in Skælskør, Denmark. With her seemingly formal large-format brush-painted Dream Gradient Paintings she explores chromotherapy and the use of pigment to balance lacking energies in a person’s body.
Alongside these color therapy investigations, Ejlerskov began a new representational vein of work a few months before the birth of her second child. Using her studio practice as a means to gather momentum in the upcoming event of birthing, Ejlerskov decided to look into the science of hormones, particularly the effect of oxytocin, i.e. the ‘love hormone’, and adrenaline, the intense fight or flight hormone. She learned that the two hormones cannot be present in the human bloodstream at the same time. It is either or, like an unbroken battle, in her figurative works often represented by two sculptural women engaged in a physical fight. Her main focus is the woman representing oxytocin.
Ditte Ejlerskov has received numerous art grants and residencies, and her work has been shown at several art institutions throughout Europe. Ejlerskov recently had a solo exhibition at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen, and in May 2023 she will exhibit solo at Varberg Konsthall.
Ditte Ejlerskov. 'Dream Gradient (Fresh Grass meets Geranium Red)'. Acrylics and wax on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of Anna Bohman Gallery and the artist.
Ditte Ejlerskov, 'Dream Gradient (Baby Pink Meets Baby Blue), acrylics and wax on canvas, 120 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of Anna Bohman Gallery and the artist.
Dream Gradient Painting in progress, acrylics and wax on canvas, 300 x 300 cm, 2022. Image courtesy of Anna Bohman Gallery and the artist.