Painting as Design

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Dorte Lausten’s most recent project, Painting as Design, is the temporary culmination of her efforts – to challenge and be challenged: A set of square and rectangular plates, highly polished in many colours, and a number of cast acrylic building blocks, forming furniture, a daybed, a table and a few stools. Or the blocks can be used to hang the plats on the wall, in order to create a minimalist picture or bas-relief.

Here the usual borders between craft and pure aesthetics become blurred. The distinction between art and design disappears. Yes, ultimately Dorte Lausten’s projects challenge the renaissance schism that artists are a separate group set apart from craftsmen and artisans.