Statement and Resume
Pabi – a piece of skin
In my artwork, whether it is performance video, sculpture or painting I explore the way culture, science, and society interact with the physical body and what questions this might rise for the future of humanity. I believe we have to redefine some of our future values and that these changes can be built on history, knowledge, and recognition of the disasters we have created. No matter if it is scars on our body, the nature, or society.
I do not believe in simplicity. I believe that everything is connected in a very complex and infinitely ramified world. In my artwork, I use a mix of different elements such as humans, animals, nature, machines, and technology. My paintings and drawings become systems and phenomena at the same time, in which the mix of known and unknown figures come to life and live and breed with and from each other.
In my practice, I construct, deconstruct, and reconstruct. It is integral to my creation process to be able to lose control of my materials and then win back the power. Much like reality. This brings a definitive dynamism and unexpected correlations to my work.
In 1979, my chest was scarred due to a severe burn injury. I use my scar as an inspiration and catalyst. I use my body as a frame and the structure within my scar. I ask: ‘am I art or disaster?’
Pabi since 1978
2013. Master of Fine Art. Painting. San Francisco Art Institute.
2004. Visual Art teacher, BA in Danish. Zahles Copenhagen.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2013: Galleri Wolfsen. ”Made in US”-. Aalborg. DK
2013: The Old Mint. “Currency”. San Francisco. US.
2012: TalentHouse. ”Now”. Palo Alto. US
2011. LO Gallery. Cell Out. Copenhagen. DK
2010. Brood Box Gallery. Melbourne. AUS.
2009. Lucas Carrieri Art Gallery. “Simple is a Lie” Berlin. GER.
2008. Experimentarium.“Complex”, Copenhagen. DK
2008. Galleri Rumkammerat, “Fucking Fladskærm”.Copenhagen. DK.
2007. Galleri Rumkammerat; ”Complex”.Copenhagen DK.
2006. ½-andet, Copenhagen. DK
Selected Group Exhibition:
2013: The Contemporary Jewish Museum. “Currency -The moving image”. San Francisco. US
2013: San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. “Brushstroke 13” (won 1st prize) San Luis Obispo. US
2013 Artbox: “120 seconds” Federation Square. Melbourne. AUS
2013: Gallery 110. “Cuba”. Sausalito. CA
2013. Diego Rivera Gallery. “Body Rhetoric”. San Francisco. US.
2013. Art Herning. ”The Wolf Pack” Herning. DK
2013. Galleri Wolfsen.” X-mash”. Aalborg. DK
2013: Diego Rivera Gallery. ”Sledgehammer Constitution” San Francisco. US
2012. Arc Gallery. ”Scarp” (won 3rd Prize) San Francisco. US
2012: Art CHP. ”Wolfsen”- Copenhagen. DK
2012: Diego Rivera Gallery. ”The Negotiation”. San Francisco. US
2012: Gallerie Wolfsen. ”Believe The Hype”. Aalborg. DK
2011. Diego Rivera Gallery. ”No Fixed Places”. San Francisco. US
2011: Tom Franke Gallery: Næstved. DK
2011: The LAB: ”RAW”. Valby. DK
2011: Tom Franke Gallery ”Down at Franke”.. Næstved. DK
2011: Ansemota X. WWF Tapir” Copenhagen. DK
2010: Kant. Helligånds Kirken. Copenhagen. DK
2010: Den lille Kunsthal. Avernakö. DK.
2010. Melbourne Art Fair 10. Represented by Michael Koro Galleries. AUS.
2010. Off the Kerb Gallery. “El Dorado”, AUS.
2009. Gallery Draupner, Skanderborg. DK
2009. Gallery FEDT. Copenhagen. DK
2008. Artville Berlin, Berlin. GER
2008 Artville, Copenhagen. DK
2008. Copenhagen ArtFair, DK
2007. Artville. Copenhagen.
2007. Art in Lake, Copenhagen.
2007. ”I do art” Århus. DK.
2007. Sjællands Kunstmesse. DK
2007. Copenhagen Artfair. DK
2006. Køge Art Fair. DK
2004. Graduation Exhibition; Zahles, Copenhagen. DK
Performance and short film
2013: “Next Generation Artist”. (actor, screenplay)
2013: “Scratch the Surface”. (actor, director, screenplay)
2012: “The Sausage Man”. (actor, director, screenplay)
2012: “Some Things Never Change” (screenplay, actor, director)
2011: “Stamina”. (director, actor)
2010 : “ScArt the Movie”. (director, actor)
2006. Eyes for Moves. (screenplay, director, actor)
2005. “The Soldier”. (screenplay, director, actor)
2005. Hvad vejer dit liv? . screenplay, director, actor)
2012: “Claes Cem” 40.000 Feet. (Director) San Francisco
2007. “Dead Boys”, The Fashion. (Director)
2005. “Jog Trot”, LillyStones. (Scenografi, director assistant)
2004 “Push”, Nobody Beats the Beats. (screenplay, director)
2008. 2 x advertising film for Roskilde Festival 2008, (screenplay, director)
2006. Hansen & Nøttrup a/s. (copywriter, screenplay, director)
Artist in Residence
2010. The Blender Studios. Melbourne. AUS
Teaching in Art
San Francisco Art Institute. (2012-)
Brandbjerg Folk High School (2009-)
Vridsløselille State Prison (2004-2006)