Tine Bech is a Danish artist based in London, England, who works in installation, sound, sculpture and drawing. She has exhibited widely including exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Norway, Russia, the UK and the United States, and she was previously artist in residence at Artscape’s Gibraltar Point International Artist Residency on Toronto Island. She is currently on a Research Sabbatical from the University for the Creative Arts (Farnham, England). Bech’s work explores the membrane between the body and the world. During her residency at Open Studio, Bech worked with the technical collaboration of artist Shawn Reynar to translate her drawings—which utilize rain as a technique for mark making—into lithographs.
My residency and exhibition at Open Studio were fantastic opportunities to experiment with new techniques, translating my thinking and drawings into beautiful prints. Shawn, my brilliant printer, allowed me to be in doubt and at full speed at the same time. It was a fruitful collaboration between my print innocence and his expertise – “very experimental” as I overheard him explaining to someone. I really enjoyed being at Open Studio – the people and the big open space. Artists need more of your kind! – Tine Bech, Visiting Artist 2008