Ditte Ejlerskov’s paintings use the most traditional of subject matters. She paints still lives, landscapes, portraits, the female nude and the choreographed history painting. Yet while apparently following the conventions of representational painting, she aims to challenge its established languages and unsettle its assumptions. Ejlerskov often returns to the same subject, but change the approach each time. Some paintings are purely experiments in composition, light, colour and technique. In other works, she chooses to capitalize on the tension between subject matter and medium – her brush strokes both affirming and contradicting what they depict.