THE ARTIST

My name is Gitte Lykke and I am a Danish paperartist working with sustainable materials, creating unique mixed media artwork under the name MANGT.

Paper is my preferred medium, and collage art is what I create. I combine paper with thread, paint, pencil, ink etc., and I work from my studio MANGT MOODSTORE in Nørresundby, Denmark. I work on either canvas or on paper. The art is sold through my website, my studio and at exhibitions.

I aim to motivate and inspire the observer with my art, which depict strong women and other wonderful creatures.

My creative process is very intuitive and personal, and the artwork I produce is a reflection of emotions, scars, and lessons learned in life. 

Women are often the subject in my art, with their thoughts, emotions and their stories. I create these women to bring awareness to the fact, that bumps in life are always steppingstones in the right direction. 

I am evolving my art every day, getting deeper into the process and  the understanding of it. As well as learning new techniques and expanding my artistic network.

Get in touch for collaborations.

 

BACKGROUND

It is no coincidence that I work with used paper, as I have all my life had a passion for recycled materials, both in my work as an interior designer, in my workshops, in my wardrobe and in my home.

Originally I have a BA in Interior Design & Technology with Fine Arts which I gained in London in 2002, since then I have been self-employed as an Interior Designer, stylist and designer and educator. My current artistic journey began in 2016, after I had breast cancer. 

I am fascinated by life, how it can shake you to the bone, how it can make you cry with happiness and how it is possible to change it for the better, every day. Not that I am happy go lucky, not at all. I’m learning on the way, as we all are.

See more of my work and the artistic process on instagram. ,my site for interior design work is LACARRIERE.dk

Feel free to drop by the studio, or check out the webshop here on MANGT.dk

Gitte Lykke MANGT.dk