Mie Olise, a young Danish artist, has debuted in the U.S. Her wonderful paintings are displayed today at the Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, in the state of Texas. The solo exhibit covering paintings, installation and video which will run until March 27 is entitled A Fugitive Crosses His Tracks – Departure. This is Olise’s second show in the same gallery with the first one held two years ago in 2008.
The paintings of Olise being exhibited this time in Texas features his personal experience while constantly on the move within the Scandinavian region during her younger years. Since Mie Olise and her family used to sail a lot for 10 years while still a child, most of her paintings are focused on ships as well as buildings. According to art critics, most of her paintings revolve around abandonment which may have something to do with her past life. It’s been said that the Olise family used to own a sawmill which they later left when they were already out of funds.
This Danish painter focuses on abstract expressionism in her works and uses acrylic in her paintings. Juggling between Copenhagen and New York, this young artist in her LinkedIn profile describes her work as abandoned constructions/settlements and dystopias. She has also traveled to the Arctic circle to study a Russian Abandoned Ghost town.
Mie Olise holds two master’s degrees – one in Architecture from the Arkiteckskolen I Aarhus and another one in Fine Arts from the Central St. Martin’s in London. She had her first solo exhibition at the Skive New Museum of Art in Denmark just last year. She was also a finalist in the Saatchi Gallery Sensation Show in 2007 and is now taking part as a resident artist in the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.