“Per Kirkeby: Matter is Light”, an exhibition of painting and sculpture is on view at @chateaulacoste through 21 January.
The exhibition also inaugurates a permanent outdoor sculpture, “Brick Labyrinth”.
Auditoriet vi livestreamer fra på @Aarhusuni er navngivet efter maleren Per Kirkeby, som har malet det omkring 500 kvadratmeter store maleri ”Anastasis” der pryder væg- og loft i Søauditoriernes foyer 🙌🎨🖌️ #perkirkeby
I always enjoy going to the Tate Modern in London. Most recently I saw 3 works which inspired me greatly. The 1st image is of a work by Saloua Rouda Choucair, I was most interested by her methods of combining architectural procedures within an artistic arena. The 2nd image is of a work by Andre Cadere, what excites me about this work was the open boundaries between painting and sculpture. The slick structural presence of the work, enables a constant development of positioning. The work can be seen leaning against the wall, lying on the floor or suspended from the ceiling. The last image presents the work by artist Per Kirkeby, and his work titled Red Bricks and Mortar, 1984. I connected to the huge comparison between the building aspects of the work. It made me think that I could advance my use of building materials further, maybe just do what I do on the building site, celebrating my craft as a builder.
Katja Schenker eyeing Per Kirkeby's gouache!
De-install time of Double Take.
The corresponding works by Per Kirkeby (b. 1938–2018, Copenhagen) and Katja Schenker (b. 1968, St. Gallen) related to the accumulation of structure, visible in fragmented ways as geological layers. The gouache by Kirkeby with its fleeting quick brush strokes was in stark contrast to Schenker’s time-intensive sculpture originally part of a performative process.
“Per Kirkeby: Matter is Light”, an exhibition of painting and sculpture opens tomorrow evening, 3 November.
The exhibition also inaugurates a permanent outdoor sculpture, “Brick Labyrinth”, on the grounds of Château La Coste.
The exhibition will remain on view through 21 January 2019.
8 4335:33 PM Nov 2, 2018
Painting, printmaking, sculpture, poetry and film - Per Kirkeby is considered one of the most diverse Danish artists of our time. As a geologist with a PhD, natural structures and forms influence his works. His oeuvre, whether painting or sculpture, is not guided by impulsiveness or emotion, but by the controlled, reflected working process of a natural scientist. Similar to the sediment layers of Arctic geology, which form a landscape lying on top of each other, Kirkeby's works are the result of a stacking of layers of colour or material.⠀
Kopf zu Hause II, 1991-1992⠀
37 x 31 x 20 cm⠀