Bundesen has had exhibitions in several different, European countries
such as Germany, Norway, Latvia, Sweden and of course Denmark
her native country.
She has shown her work in both galleries and museums, such as “The
Museum of Contemporary Art” in Denmark, Rana Museum in Norway,
Sundsvall Museum in Sweden and Dumont Kunsthalle in Köln. She has been
the curator of several exhibitions in cooperation with the historical
Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde, Denmark.
You can characterize the art of Dorte Bundesen by three words:
sensitivity, texture and variation.
To take sensitivity first. Whether Dorte Bundesen is painting, making
sculpture, graphics or a combination of these, an interest for the
fellow human being is apparent. She doesn’t make art for art’s sake.
Her priorities lie not in the formal values but in the desire to get
in contact with the viewer. Her work often has a religious dimension.
Non in a strictly Christian sense but as a willingness to delve into
man’s ancient wish to understand his surroundings. One therefore often
finds references to angels, saints, praying people and Mother Earth
figures to the whole repertoire of symbols and magical artefacts which
man has revered at all times and wherein lies the origin of all art.
With a curiosity and an artistic appetite as big as that of Bundesen
it doesn’t come as a surprise that she not only paints. Sculpture,
graphics, photography and even installation are but some of the genres
she has tackled. There is no point in limiting yourself when so many
things remain untried. Considering her working method the collage
comes natural to Dorte Bundesen. With a mixture of photos, graphics,
textiles and all kinds of stuff found in containers or in the heap of
discarded material Bundesen creates works of great strength and
unfailing good spirits bound together by animated and temperamental
brushstrokes. She shows an appetite for life which most certainly rubs
off on the spectator.
Tom Jřrgensen, editor of “Kunstavisen”