Thus Finne continues his monomaniacal, yes, some might say manic interest in exotic alkaloids, non-ordinary states of consciousness and the complex interplay between plant and mind, which he has made his speciality. In his works, he persistently explores the visual worlds of the psychedelic state and the mechanisms behind it, because he believes that the psychedelic journey offers a different perspective on the world, and alternative views such as, for example, that non-human life forms have a consciousness that lies beyond the human ability to experience.
Christian Finne’s artistic practice finds its roots in the artistic investigation of the psychedelic states of mind and the dissolution of the late modern concept of identity. In this way, his works gives a visual language to the fleeting moments of the mind’s expansion and conveys them into the eternity of the works of art.
Christian Finne’s pictorial universe uses an extensive visual vocabulary of temporal and spatial dimensions in both a fictitious and a factual universe of experience, which arises little by little as life is lived, experienced and examined. In his works, chaos theory almost seems to draw social processes into the visual world and give power to a sharp political and social criticism. Via fields, lines and spaces, sometimes of folkloristic character, other times purely formal color surfaces, or in fabulous narratives, he sends us, as viewers, along different paths that balance on the edge of recognition and alienation. Thus, Finne creates a new and malleable universe in a wildly growing, multidimensional way in a constant focus on capturing and influencing us by indicating possibilities for a final dissolution of a historically or socially determined identity.
Christian Finne was born in 1974, and educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen in 2005. His works are represented in several Danish collections, among others Bornholm Kunstmuseum, the Danish Arts Foundation, New Carlsberg Foundation, and Copenhagen Municipality’s Culture Fund. He has also been the subject of Henrik Edelbo’s documentary Mr. Finnes Reality Tunnel from 2018.