LOW HANGING FRUIT – WAY OUT OF REACH
Sune’s work is a breath of fresh air. Unpretentious and almost unconscious, Christiansen and his pictorial activity escape from the mundane of everydayness and are proof that introspection can come from different places and the most humdrum of activities.
Pop culture, modern life and the world around us; power structures. The fact that we live in a time where our existence as species are threatened by our own success.
The world leaders who resort to magic and superstition when they gather and throw coins in a wishing well in an attempt to save the world.
Sune Christiansen paints these images because they kind of emerge in his mind and often he doesn’t know exactly why till way after a painting is done.
One thing we can say though is that Sune’s pictorial activity tries not to intellectualize work, but intends to tell stories and suggest ideas that will be legible to everyone, regardless of their cultural background or life experience. For this, he builds a world full of explosions, surprises, unexpected twists and turns; an impossible chain of events that lead us from the blank canvas to a colorful composition that on the one hand points to reality, and on the other to the most absolute abstraction.