'Transformer 1.0', 16x16 in., oil on linen.
Kirstine Reiner Hansen lives and works in California, US. Hansen uses fragments of imagery from fashion magazines, advertisements as a visual source, mixed with images of paintings from history. With these elements she attempts to reconstruct humankind's distorted relationship to nature and art history. The act of the detailed painting process transforms the unintentional to intentional, in a way charging the pieces, adding value and significance. She sees splicing and fragmenting as representative of our fast paced, media driven, low attention span culture and how we have come to experience and manage the world around us.