Let´s Talk Color
“She is one of the greatest contemporary colourist in Denmark.
You can expect to see her dynamic brushstrokes, playfully on the canvas, and showing a totally unspoiled and immediate
approach to configuration and colour.
…That/ she combines drama and poetry. Lavish use of colours which contributes to a strong and vibrant artwork which reaches out to the spectator.
To contemplate such a colourful imagery, one gets happy and full of joy. – Like to receive a magnificent, fabulous bouquet of summer flowers, which will bring smile and joy along to everyone.”
Esben Harding Sørensen 2016
Inge Dahl and Pedal to the Metal!
It is the color, the color and the color again, that carries the lead in Inge Dahl's images, although of course also take into account the importance of composition. ... Now she has recently again been in the East. And it may be that extra hot powder has come into the paint bucket. She juggles with the totally saturated red colors as if they were on the verge of bursting of fullness. Lively, energetic and reckless. The painter from Aarhus keeps the pedal to the metal. .... Inge Dahl is the type who draws inspiration from everything the eye sees.
Lisbeth Stryhn, and Randers Amtsavis 2014
Picture Poetry on the streets
In Frederiksberg one can see an outdoor photography exhibition that evokes the thought and brings poetry into the passerby’s busy schedules. Thought provoking, precisely because there are so many single images to explore - and thus should the picture poem (55 x 1.9 m) have the opportunity to reach a wide audience- or as the artists themselves express it: "... create a lyrical debate across age, gender, culture and philosophy."
Lars Pryds Kunstavisen, July 2012
Point Of View
... paintings filled with bright colors and movements. Dominated by pastel colors applied with rapid expressive strokes she is seen to capture glimpses of everyday diversity. Even the wine glasses on the table's surface seemed to have tasted the strength of the storm and the turmoil.
Rigmor Lovring Kunstavisen, March 2012
Your heart leaps up when beholding Inge Dahl’s paintings
Generously, she lavishes colour and energy on her canvasses. To enter the gallery is to encounter an explosion of colour. Paintings blaze from the white walls, at once insinuating and overwhelmingly bombastic. For in her paintings there is always a tremendous tussle going on.
Your heart leaps up on meeting her paintings supercharged with energy and vitality.
Lisbeth Stryhn, Amtsavisen 2010
Paintings of life
Colouristic fun and vivacious messages of joi de vivre - Inge Dahl persuades even the weary at heart that life is worth living when she opens the doors of Gallery Ægidius, Randers on March 20 where her latest solo exhibition is on show. The artist's paintings light up the walls.
Kunstavisen, Lars Svanholm, marts 2010
Touched by the sun
Encountering Inge Dahl’s paintings is like being touched by the sun – like the tang of orange juice or the refreshment of a cool watermelon. Her works overflow with the joy of life, pulsate with energy – instant happiness and a general sense of well being in the observer guaranteed. Her use of the colour black is masterly, which is a rather rare sight… Masculine and feminine values can be found in this loosely constructed universe and yet at the same time a learned and classic voice is discerned… A sensual tale of life as a place deep inside …
Kunstavisen Tina Møller Larsen, jan. 2009. (About a solo exhibition at Galleri Lars Borella.)
Hit by a Blazing Frenzy regarding to Paint Dresses
She is a master of color. The saturated colors, yellow, red, blue.
(…) she is performing magic with her paintings in the gallery, transforming it into a happy, colorfull and saturated party (...) But she does´n rejects the nordic melancholy. And she is not hesitate to go into the more heavy colors ...
Lisbeth Stryhn, Randers Amtsavis 2008,
… Inge Dahl is a fiery soul. …Movement is her medium, a continuum extending from the gentlest breeze to a raging typhoon. Storms erupt across her paintings, an expression of life itself. They stream through the artist’s frame into the fine nerve fibres of her brush, leaving tracks across her canvases. … Tossed like a light buoy on a troubled ocean, our understanding comes and goes; motifs of colour and musicality bring us from the deep “everything-and-nothing” until we find ourselves in shallow and navigable waters, where gradually things begin to make sense. A gown as wide as the firmament, festive as a carnival in Rio, protective like Madonna Misericordia, fashionable as a model on a catwalk. (…)Inge Dahl is a master.
Ole Nørlyng Professor of art history, author, journalist and art critic (At the papers: Information, Berlingske tidende, Weekendavisen, Politikken)
Olé! Inge cavorts in flamenco and fandango
Der skal ikke herske tvivl om, at verden ville blive betydelig sjovere at være i, hvis billedkunstneren Inge Dahl alene skulle svinge penslerne. Hendes billeder sprudler af livskraft, energier og en evigt smittende livsglæde… Derfor er hendes Fandango-serie ikke bare en samling dansebilleder, i øvrigt særdeles frækt og effektfuldt beskåret.
Hun er alt andet end udtryk for nordisk grålys og tilbagelænet melankoli…
Lisbeth Stryhn. Randers Amtsavis, 2006.
In Pursuit of Ardour
The promoter of this merry message is the Danish artist Inge Dahl w ho paints with a southern temperament and spirits… Characterised by its whimsy and wit, and often with its focal point in the meeting between everyday life and poetry, “Good legs”, swinging skirts and outlandish shoes… but the colours and the wit are part and parcel of the more serious and subtly disquieting tendencies which are also found in her paintings- “there’s more than meets the eye”.
Jens Arvid Spærhage Hansen. Jyllands-Postens Kunstforening, 2006.
Miss Dahl’s paintings exude temperament and voluptuous sensuality, delight in colour and an engaging expressiveness. What makes her humour so captivating is her oblique approach to her great variety of motifs. Perhaps it is the combination of raw talent and rich experience from her many travels that make her paintings so endlessly fascinating.
Lisbeth Stryhn, Randers Amtsavis, 2004.
I wear my flower as I please
Inge Dahl returns to her roots at the island Funen
…Her exhibition “Funen Roots” at Galleri Rasmus at Odense sings to this tune. It shimmers with colour –strawberries, clouds, bicycles, people – Funen - all richly tinted. On paper and canvas, for better for worse. Mostly for better. Like a state of mind…
When viewing her exhibition at Gallery Rasmus you may notice that the Funen roots sometimes grow upwards instead of downwards. Trees grow into the sky and a bicycle can be detected between the clouds and the hills. People have been located in the landscape as naïve and reliable as the day they were born…
Marianne Koch. Fyns Stiftstidende, 2003.
Inge Dahl’s Visual World
Inge Dahl has her own unique, artistic personality: Feminine, energetic firmaments – bristling with humour and power - simultaneously threatening and attractive.
Esben Harding Sørensen; 2001 Lektor, cand.mag
Inge Dahl’s Visual World.
Inge Dahl has her own unique, artistic personality: Feminine, energetic firmaments – bristling with humour and power - simultaneously threatening and attractive
Esben Harding Sørensen; 2001 Lektor, cand.mag
The Jury of Akademiraadet, 2001:
Whether she’s using paint or gouache on canvas, paper or glass, Inge Dahl combines intensity, struggle, vitality and triumph in her expression.
Peter Michael Hornung. Politiken, 2001.
A plethora of colours
Deep down it is all about courage. The courage to be yourself, to dare to be really you, to embrace the Lucifer in yourself.
And the observer thrills as she acknowledges this inner desire in the colours and the surfaces and is fascinated.
Ole Nørlyng. Berlingske Tidende, 2001.
Kolding Folkeblad 1998:
She makes colour work, generously lavishes it on the canvas… giving the observer one intense experience after another.
C. F. Garde. Århus Stiftstidende 1998:
She possesses a secure sense of colour and creates a fine equilibrium in all her paintings.
Each painting appears to be spontaneous, fabulating, and executed with generously free strokes of the brush. You can get close and experience the contact with the spirit of the museum by recognising the symbols of a distant past… the paintings on glass are filled with sunshine. Literally speaking, a bridge has been built to the powers of the universe. Note: Rainbow light refers to the big painting on glass at the National Museum, Copenhagen, “Udsigten fra Bifrost” (=The View from Bifrost, the rainbow bridge in Nordic Mythology spanning Midgard and Asgard, earth and heaven).
Erik Mosegård Jensen, Kunstavisen 1995
Vejle Folkeblad maj 1995:
She is recognised as a talented colourist…
Ålborg Stiftstidende 1994:
It seems as if these paintings have been thought out in glass… Inge Dahl is a colourist of the more voracious kind.
Jyllandsposten 1993, H.P. Jensen:
She exists in the fruitful territory between pure abstraction and the reality that she experiences… a gouache such as “The Viking Ship” clearly shows us that she has originality and potential.
Promising debut at Trap
Galleri Trap’s latest find, Inge Dahl from Jutland, was promising at her debut in the capital where she revealed her mastery of colour and form… In some paintings she was feeling her way, cultivating her poetic side, in others she was governed by spontaneity, erupting in something wild or even savage, resembling black written characters, hatchings, etc, all functioning with terrific originality. Here was raw talent and potential.
Dansk Kunst 1992.
Making Her Mark
A debutante from Aarhus, Inge Dahl, a graduate of the Art Academy of Jutland, is a lyrical abstract expressionist … Her paintings, created in textural layer upon layer, a restless inter play of lines, are remarkable for their great variation in the exploitation of colour. Dahl’s canvasses express the artist’s feeling for nature, inner nature rather than that which surrounds us.
Helen Lassen, Politiken 1992.