Archive for June, 2008

Kasper Sonne

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


New work from kasper made on a roof in Norway, pretty evil!
Kasper Sonne

SUMMERTIME 08

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


SUMMERTIME 08
26. juni – 9. August 2008

Once again Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to open the big group show SUMMERTIME 08. Visitors will be presented for a fantastic diversity of works by the manifold artists of the gallery.

Rikke Benborg, who just received the 3-year work grant of the Danish Arts Foundation, will among others exhibit one of her newest video works. And Anders Brinch has just finished some brilliant large scale paintings, that can be seen as well. Furthermore the exhibition will be displaying new fascinating works by Christian Finne, Jon Stahn, Melou Vanggaard, Karin Kaster, Rasmus Rosengaard, Morten Steen Hebsgaard, Christina Hamre, Thierry Feuz, Maria Torp and Theis Wendt.

Furthermore Galleri Christoffer Egelund presents a line of specially invited guest artists. On this occasion it will be possible to experience the Cuban artist, Odey Curbelo Urquijo’s paintings, who gives a little foretaste of what to expect in the Fall, when he on September 26th opens his soloshow in the project room of the gallery. Moreover, visitors will be introduced to the young promising Swiss video artists, Katja Loher, who for the first time in Denmark will show her unique video sculpture ”Video Optica”. Besides this visitors will be able to see new interesting works by René Holm, Crystel Ceresa, David Dellagi and Mikkel S. Andersen.

Galleri Christofher Egelund

Everything Else

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008


Franklinparrasch

Morten Buch – The Last Resort

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008


Morten Buch – The Last Resort

Has the depiction of reality become the last bastion of contemporary art and where painting will triumph over other media? Of course the Avante-garde movement had already rendered the genre given to the representation of things – the still life – especially fertile ground on which to experiment with new techniques and forms of representation. Pablo Picasso was not painting still lifes around 1907; “he was making a picture” (Margrit Rowell) and thereby revolutionising modern art.

Morten Buch, born in 1970 in Copenhagen, belongs to a generation of Scandina-vian painters, who combine the legacy of Danish Expressionism with the coolness of American Pop-art. Buch magnifies banal, commonplace objects, which also have a place in the repertoire of still life painting, and produces paintings of enormous proportions: vases, pipes, shoes, and tins. His heavily layered oil paintings reveal a veritable feast of sensuous paintings that confront us directly, carry us along, lull us, but still leave us bemused. As a result of their exaggerated formats of up to 300 x 300 cm, supposedly familiar things become divorced from their familiar and quintessential form and appear alien to us; as alien as some of the bizarre manipulations we see in today’s culture of digital imagery. For this young generation of artists, ‘The Last Resort’ is not a matter of depicting reality, but rather its ambiguous extension into other possible visual worlds.

Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven is launching Morten Buch’s first solo exhibition outside Denmark and, in cooperation with Horsens Kunstmuseum in Denmark, the second venue between 4.10. and 7.12.2008, will show works from recent years as well as the very latest paintings.

Kunsthalle Wilhelmshaven

Bjørn Båsen

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008





A very cool young talent from Norway
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