'Tin Soldier, Homage to Elvis Presley', Aluminium Dye Sublimation, a tetraptych, 175 X 228 cm (69 X 90 inches), 2017.The... Read More
'Tin Soldier, Homage to
Elvis Presley', Aluminium Dye Sublimation, a tetraptych, 175 X 228 cm (69
X 90 inches), 2017.
The Royal Danish Life Guards
Regiment serves as a guard as well as a ceremonial unit to the Danish Monarchy.
While on guard duty, the uniform of the Guards consists of dark blue tunics and
light blue trousers with white stripes. The ceremonial uniform, worn on special
state occasions, substitutes a scarlet tunic for the dark blue. I have always
been fascinated by the glorious uniform, and decided to project it to the
Danish Hans Christian Andersen's 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier', one of my treasured
childhood protagonists. Thus, I portrayed it from all four viewpoints, adopting
the face of Elvis Presley, my adolescence hero.
Both Andersen's 'The Steadfast
Tin Soldier' and Elvis Presley, had a great influence on me – the first was a
model for uncompromising resilience even in the most difficult circumstances
and the second was a major factor in shaping my cultural world. A reparation is
made here to both of them: the Tin Soldier regains his lost leg and Elvis is
brought back to life.
Andersen's 'The Steadfast Tin
Soldier' and Elvis Presley come from different worlds, different centuries and
different disciplines: literature, in which the work is expressed in written
words and music, in which the work is expressed in sounds. ‘Tin Soldier, Homage
to Elvis Presley’, is a work of art from yet another world, another century and
another discipline, different from the other two – painting, in which the work
is expressed in shapes and colors.
This artwork is a tetraptych
consisting of 4 separate pieces, each measures (width) 57 X (height) 175 cm.
These 4 pieces are placed next to each other and displayed as one framed artwork
which measures (width) 228 X (height) 175 cm. Each piece of the four displays a
different posture: front view, fuchsia (right side) view, back view and left
Functional cookies help to perform certain functionalities like sharing the content of the website on social media platforms, collect feedbacks, and other third-party features.
1 year 1 month
This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. It stores an updated page share count.
This cookie is associated with the AddThis social sharing widget which is commonly embedded in websites to enable visitors to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms. This is believed to be a new cookie from AddThis which is not yet documented, but has been categorised on the assumption it serves a similar purpose to other cookies set by the service.
Performance cookies are used to understand and analyze the key performance indexes of the website which helps in delivering a better user experience for the visitors.
This cookie is used by Google Analytics to persist session state.
This is a pattern type cookie set by Google Analytics, where the pattern element on the name contains the unique identity number of the account or website it relates to. It is a variation of the _gat cookie which is used to limit the amount of data recorded by Google on high traffic volume websites.
This cookie is set by Google Analytics. It stores and update a unique value for each page visited and is used to count and track pageviews.
Are small, encrypted files that track users’ actions and are used to identify users between different websites. Targeting cookies collect user information and use it to build a profile of users’ interests and then show personalized ads for that specific user. Targeting cookies help to attract customers with targeted ads.
Used by Meta to deliver a series of advertisement products such as real time bidding from third party advertisers.
Used by Google AdSense for experimenting with advertisement efficiency across websites using their services.
1 year 1 month
Stores the visitors geolocation to record location of sharer.
1 year 1 month
Tracks how often a user interacts with AddThis.
This cookie is set by Youtube to keep track of user preferences for Youtube videos embedded in sites;it can also determine whether the website visitor is using the new or old version of the Youtube interface.
This cookie is set by YouTube to track views of embedded videos.