Jytte Rex graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1969. She has a large production of work containing a wide variety of art forms. Forty years ago she had her triple debut as a film director, photographer and writer, after which she held her first solo exhibition at Gallerioperetten Dancers’ Reconstruction (Danergalleriet). Within all her art forms, she has managed to locate herself outside the commercial circuit: partly by producing low-budget films and partly by using mixed media from very early on in her practice in a way that creates difficulty in placing her work within traditional categories.
She has always used the film camera as both pen and paintbrush, and she often incorporates painting to transform the images or photography in a sculptural way. In her works, she introduces a temporal dimension, often opening up notions of space and backrooms (unsuggested space), layer by layer, to capture a wandering gaze.
Among her important solo exhibitions are: Fault Lines: Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Denmark, 2014; Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark, 2013; Stuttgart, Germany, 2007–2011; Brundlund Castle Art Museum, Aabenraa, Denmark, 2004; Skovgaard Museum, Viborg, Denmark, 2004; KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, Denmark, 2004; Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark, 2003; and the Museum of Photo Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002.
Selected films: Silkevejen, 2006; Planetens Spejle, 1992; Kunstnerportrætterne: Henning Larsen – Lyset og Rummet, 2012; Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Musikken er et Monster, 2007; Palle Nielsen – Mig Skal Intet Fattes, 2000; Inger Christensen – Cikaderne Findes, 1998; Floden, 2003; Isolde, 1989; Belladonna, 1981; Achilleshælen er Mit Våben, 1979; and Veronikas Svededug, 1977.