Mie Olise (1977) works in New York and Copenhagen. Derelict constructions, ruinous interiors and flying ghost like vessels are all favoured themes in Olise´s large-scaled paintings. With gestural brush strokes, stains and drops the works have a performative character where the narratives are in themselves subjects of investigation.
The process orientated is also applicable in her wooden installations. They can be formed as closed structures proposing places for shelter and safety or open and fragile frameworks remittent of simple scaffolding. In both types of installations temporality and the makeshift is underlined by thier site specific nature. Olies´s architectural and maritime references are reminiscent of her countless expeditions to peripheral corners of the globe and remembrances from her childhood, collectively these narratives become utopias of archaic provenance.
Mie Olise holds a MFA from St. Martins School of Art, London and a MA from Århus School of Architecture - Denmark. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include “The Silent Station” Kunsthallen Nikolaj - Copenhagen, “Dilapidated Constructions” Kunsthalle Philara - Dusseldorf, “Discontinued Monuments” Museo de Arte Acariqua, Venezuela