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Dorthe Kalhøj:
Kunst skal være til for alle, det skal kigges på, nydes
og føles, men behøver ikke  nødvendigvis at skulle forståes.
 

Minimalismen, det abstrakte og den mere grafiske stilart er gennem tiden blevet suppleret med et mere organisk udtryk i værkerne. Til tider former maleriet sig til et mere figurativt udtryk, kombineret med det abstrakte og naive. Teknikker og stilarter smelter sammen og nye måder at arbejde og udtrykke sig på opstår. De følelsesbetonede malerier udtrykker deres helt egen historie for de øjne der ser. Farverne skifter fra de afdæmpede nuancer til brugen af hele farvepaletten på en gang. Der males med akryl, oliepastel, tuschpen m.m.
Inspirationen udspringer fra alt, hverdagen, en gåtur ved vandet, det pulserende byliv, familielivet, musikken osv.

At gå ind i sig selv i en meditativ tilstand skaber den tilfældige streg - den streg der skal kigges på, nydes og føles uden nødvendigvis at skulle forståes.

Martin Kalhøj:
My favorite quote by Marc Chagall. If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.

Since I was a child I always knew that I could fly. At first, I thought it would simply require very fast feet and steely resolve. Alas, I very quickly learnt that no matter how great my willpower, my physical self could not take off of its own accord.


With the passing of the years, my spiritual side grew, and I soon began to see just how much my mind was limiting me from doing what I really wanted to do, from being free, and, ultimately, from flying. Interestingly, I also realised that throughout my career, an odd little bird had always been part of my art, consciously or unconsciously. It dawned on me: like the bird, I was flying, but only when working creatively in the studio or while dreaming.

The bird has now become an adult. He wears suits and has both feet firmly planted on the ground. And yet, his head is still that of a creature of flight, free from the constraints of the physical world, always ready to dream, soar, and to experience life to the fullest. Through his art, this curious little creature is also trying to change the world. Just a little. Step by step.