Copenhagen-based Louise Linder is the founder of Uguko Movement. Louise is working with abstract paint art on paper, with a clear dark / light contrast. The inspiration comes from a combination of travel, literature, music, nature and embedded sensory impressions.
Louise Linder is particularly fascinated by the Japanese tea ceremony and the ritual's focus on inner peace and external movements.
"It takes a long time before the mind loosens its grip, then letting the intuition lead the brush. Therefore, there is something meditative about my paintings, which is about releasing control both mentally and physically. It is a challenge to use my intuition to stop in time, before the painting is completely black.
In Japanese, Ugoku means "moving" or being "moved". It's a fascinating word because I understand the movement as something positive that helps to develop and change us as human beings at all levels.I hope my work can depict this feeling to the viewer and the desire to live more simply. But, of course, it's up to the individual to interpret.“