An Artist and a Therapist, Inge’s Art is All About Expression of Joy
November 27, 2019
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength”
Thogersen’s concept of art is derived from the diversity of professions
she possess as an artist as well as a family therapist.
from the expressionist style of painting, Inge experiments widely in
her studio with different techniques of expressing her emotions onto the
canvas. She still feels that true inspiration comes from real life
moments that attracts while travelling, interacting, listening to music
or enjoying the nature, the extreme expression of joy that hits the
aesthetical pleasure at that point, becomes an inspiration to be brought
onto the canvas with strokes and layers of colors.
art pieces are the impressions of the emotions, felt while interacting
and healing her clients and also from her surrounding nature and music.
Here is how Inge explains her concept of paintings “I think it is my way
of digesting the impressions of my everyday life. As a family
therapist, I am fascinated to see how people deal with difficulties in
their relationships and later it relaxes me when they handle it
beautifully and make their relationships perfect. I feel a real deep
emotion looking at all this, it really moves me from within.
it is not just these emotions but also something more that I translate
into my paintings, just like some beautiful music or to watch the
lushness of my garden, I feel the urge to translate it into colors and
commercial success as an artist can be counted with her growing
international sales from past six months, “It gives me immense pleasure
to know that my paintings are hanging around the world”. She feels that
with time art has become easily accessible and people can buy an art
piece from an artist anywhere in the world.
in Inge’s paintings are real mood lifters and here we know how “I keep
experimenting with different shades – such as earth tones and delicate
pastels – but I have to admit that it is the most powerful and strong
color and the one that works best for me. As I fall in love with the
colors around me, my color palette keeps changing a bit.” Yes that’s
true as we can see a lot of gold and white in her recent works.
has been 20 years now since Inge started to paint. Inge’s process of
painting started as a conscious effort to plan out from detailed
sketches at that time and today it has evolved into the unconscious
effort which can be said as the awaken emotion driven stage. This
completely fills her heart with joy while painting and finally relaxes
her. Inge believes that the audience should be given full freedom to
feel this joy, so in such a situation she feels that is better not to
give titles to the paintings, as that might affect every individual’s
we observe Inge’s art pieces closely, we would notice that her pieces
constitute a lot more medium than just acrylics. Inge works in different
layers of paint, which helps her create expressions, “I paint with
acrylic paint most often on canvas. I sometimes use collage, oil
pastels, soft pastels, Most often, the texture is due to the fact that I
use thin and thick layers applied with putty.”
of artists who have inspired Inge during her artistic journey are
“Kvium, I think, is fascinating because he is so crazy, brave and
imaginative. I am quite obsessed with Per Kirkeby’s paintings and
sculptures, Frida Kahlo, especially her self-portraits that can be
considered and interpreted endlessly and Alfonso Mucha.”
days Inge is busy developing her collage works, refining her
expressionist style of painting and could soon come up with huge wall
sized paintings. Also planning to come up with some interesting concrete
sculptures in the future.