Tine Bek Creates Soft Sculptures Inspired By Danish Pastries

Glasgow-based artist Tine Bek explores the relationship between materials, disciplines, and form, in ‘Komfort Skulptur’: a series of assemblages inspired by what one would commonly find in the window of a Danish patisserie.

This series extends upon Bek’s ongoing project, ‘The Vulgarity of Being Three-Dimensional’, a collection of work that looks at the transferal of a three-dimensional object into a two-dimensional space via photography. In ‘Komfort Skulptur’, Bek continues this theme by creating and photographing a series of three-dimensional soft scultpures. ‘Komfort Skulptur’ elevates household materials such as sponge and rope, by combining them in unusual ways to form shapely sculptures. Their muted tones and fleshy textures are bound to one another, twisted and twirled into new shapes—laughingly both high and low art. The forms they take are inspired by the window display of Conditori La Glace: Denmark’s oldest patisserie: “I wanted ‘Komfort Skulptur’ to mimic these complex forms in a down to earth, almost humorous way”, Bek told AnOther in a recent interview.


All images © Tine Bek