Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present Anders Brinch’s solo exhibition, Rumble in the Jungle. Anders Brinch (b. 1971) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007. Working with painting in an installational context where he mixes a variety of media and materials to create a three-dimensional painterly surface, Anders Brinch expands the traditional definition of painting. In a number of paintings, sculptural installations and a video artwork featured in the exhibition, Anders Brinch explores and pins down the relationship between an “original” nature and the man-made “civilised” culture. The visitor is led into Anders Brinch’s offbeat and fascinating universe, where he addresses icons of western history in an expressive and humorous manner, and where ties hang like lianas in the capitalist jungle. Rumble in the Jungle is an outburst of artistic energy sending small vibrations into an even larger energy field – the art scene, the surrounding society and the movements happening there.
Concurrently, in the gallery’s project room, we present the exhibition Master of Hunt by Cuban artist Odey Curbelo Urquijo (b. 1976). Odey Curbelo Urquijo explores traditional painting and its narrative potential. By juxtaposing contrasts on the picture surface Odey Curbelo Urquijo exposes painting’s illusory qualities, which have traditionally played a conspicuous part in western art history, and at the same time his own fascination and explicit love for this shine through.
The paintings in the exhibition are all sequences of a fictive story, in which fantastic events unfold and intertwine in interaction with the imagination of the viewer. Thus it is both about hunting and about being hunted by the paintings and the stories they tell.