Tina Tramp is the danish artist behind the expressive, soulful and unique stoneware vessels and paintings presented on this site. Born in 1962 on the rocky island of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea, Tina grew up in a rich and vibrant artist community full of painters and ceramists inspired by the beauty of the unique island nature. Over the years her artistic expression had evolved from expressionist painting to include unique stoneware vessels. She has more than 60 exhibitions in her curriculum – among others Himmerland Art Museum, Frederikshavn Art Museum and Museum Sønderjylland.

Today Tina Tramp lives and works in Copenhagen.

The recognized danish art critic Ole Lindboe (1948-2013) wrote about her work:

The classic definition of art, that it is "a piece of reality seen through an artist's 
temperament" fits exactly on Tina Tramps way of working. She observes she interprets 
and she conveys her love of life and nature. She set her subjectivity in motion while 
she is describing what she senses in the moment. For it is basically the only reliable 
guide, as a human being and an artist she can use. 

It is the danish author Nørretranders who once described consciousness as the top small 
tip of all the sensations and impressions flowing through man. Our senses and what they 
receive, is far larger and more comprehensive than our consciousness can ever manage to 
record, comprehend and process. But the many influences become layers in our bodily system 
and leaves tracks.

Therefore Tina Tramps memories from a childhood on the island of Bornholm lived in close 
symbiosis with the sea, the rocked shores and the beautiful island nature, obviously 
has a great influence on her work. Perhaps we could - with the french writer Antoine De 
Saint-Exupery say - 

"Only with the heart can one see. The essential is invisible to the eye". 

The quotation fits well with Tina Tramps artistic universe, she continually tries to 
portray, transform and vizualize the energy of everything in the unseen, all the hidden 
and secretive energy-flows of nature and its diversity. Her works are in this sense hints, 
moods and fragments.

Her work tell us that there is always something that is greater than ourselves. That 
nothing is what it seems to be. One must mention her vibrant blue color theme. Her 
works glow with poetic softness and sharp color angles that sounds like music. Moving 
into her blue universeis like listening to the ocean and looking up in the sky. Man is 
a landscape. The landscape is human. Nature is a whole. Life is a wonderful gift. Such 
thoughts comes to mind when you get caught by Tina Tramps artistic universe.

Ole Lindboe

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