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Camilla Newhagen

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Follow Suit, 2009 Photo Print and Pins Varies © camilla newhagen
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Felina, 2007 Found Undergarments, Polyester Stuffing and Thread H36''xW36''xD36'' © camilla newhagen
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Olga & Lorraine, 2007 Found Undergarments, Polyester Stuffing and Thread H32''xD60''xW24'' © camilla newhagen
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My Valentine (close up), 2008 Photography and Poem © Naomi Fiss Photography
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Follow Suit, 2009 Collage Sight Specific © Camilla Newhagen
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Follow Suit - DETAIL, 2009 Photo Print and Pin Varies © camilla Newhagen
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Mills College Art Museum
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Copenhagen, Denmark
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Tags
mixed-media, installation, figurative, sculpture
Statement

 

 

I grew up in the 1970’s in a small socialist suburb outside Copenhagen, Denmark.  I spent my childhood surrounded by intellectual academics of anti- capitalist ideologies; this atmosphere, immersed in dealing with taboos and social issues, helped create my social awareness and outspoken nature at an early age.

I use those early insights every day, examining dysfunctional human emotion to fabricate sculptural installations.

My art opens up closets of taboos dealing with an uncomfortable history of human kind; functioning as a tool it transforms human stories into visual memories.  My work process consists of obsessive repetition, a necessary time to connect the past of my chosen material with my narrative content.

I work conceptually and let my creative ideas guide my choice of media.  Since 2003 I have mainly worked in reclaimed materials; recognizing that found objects already contain unknown stories for me to unearth.