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Inger Johanne Rasmussen

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker
Contact
Norwegian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+47 92062866
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Telling stories through tapestry

  • • Inger's first commission was a tapestry for a city hall in Norway
  • • Archetypal concepts and myths animate her work
  • • She collects textile patterns, which she reinterprets in her work

Inger Johanne Rasmussen creates large-scale textile intarsia with woollen cloth, which she dyes, cuts and stitches by hand. “I was interested in textile crafts from a very early age, learning knitting and sewing from my mother. I have been studying and working with art and textiles full time since the age of 16.” She learned decorative drawing and weaving in high school, then at the Bergen art school (SHKD) and in Stockholm (Konstfack). Her inspirations include textiles from all around the world, old patterns, folk art, early Renaissance paintings, optical illusions, traditional embroidery, children’s drawings and needlework samplers.

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Works

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Anna Maria’s Flowers, Drowning

This wall hanging of hand-dyed and embroidered wool depicts flowers above and below water. They seem to be being dragged down into the dark, subaquatic world.

Length 294 cm
Width 212 cm

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker
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Compilation of Bizarre Domestic Attributes

Inger has crafted a bright wall hanging from strips of hand-dyed woollen cloth and hand-stitched appliqué. Much of her inspiration comes from textiles from around the world, old patterns and folk art.

Length 234 cm
Width 220 cm

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker
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The Seamstress’s Garden

A seamstress stands calmly in the foreground of this large wall hanging, displaying a cloth embroidered with multicoloured flowers that mutate into the fantastic, all-engulfing background. Inger tells a story through her work, beginning with traditional patterns that she enlarges and dramatises. Every stage is carried out by hand, from drawing the initial sketches to dyeing, cutting and painstaking stitching.

Length 290 cm
Width 210 cm

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker
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The Forest

This large hand-dyed wall hanging draws the viewer into Inger’s woodland scene. Beginning with traditional patterns, she changes the colours, enlarges and dramatises the scene. Every stage is carried out by hand, from drawing the initial sketches to dyeing, cutting and painstaking stitching.

Length 332 cm
Width 192 cm

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker
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Walk between Red and Green

An optical illusion in hand-dyed wool. Inger likes to convey stories through her textile works. She adapts traditional patterns, changing the colours, enlarging and dramatising them. Every stage is carried out by hand, from drawing the initial sketches to dyeing, cutting and painstaking stitching.

Length 190 cm
Width 150 cm

Inger Johanne Rasmussen Patchworker

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