Together with my good friend and colleague, I will start up a new project named PaGjö this autumn. In Copenhagen there are a lot of empty and closed stores. We want to use these stores for short term exhibitions. The plan is to make the exhibitions in cooperation with the owners, so there will be benefits for all parts. I’m looking forward to see what oppurtunities will come up.
See the danish description below.
You will be informed!
PaGjö – et nomade galleri.
Hvorfor skal butikker stå tomme, når de kan fyldes med kunst?
PaGjö er en sammensætning af to professionelle kunstnere, som ønsker at bruge ledige attraktivt beliggende butikslokaler til midlertidige udstillinger. Tidsperioden er fra en weekend til en måned.
Der vil være en fernisering på åbningsaftenen og en bred skare af kunstinteresserede mennesker vil blive inviteret.
Projektet skal ses som et modspil til de etablerede gallerier, der ofte fremstår som kedelige og elitære. I modsætning til etablerede gallerier vil det midlertidige galleri give en dynamisk og energisk kunstoplevelse. Med direkte kontakt mellem kunstner og folk på gadeniveau.
Hvorfor indgå i samarbejde med PaGjö?
- Støtte unge fremadstormende kunstnere.
- Få liv i tomme lokaler.
- Undgå hærværk og graffiti på facaden.
- Få gratis fremvisning af lejemål med daglige åbningstider.
- Få et ægte PaGjö maleri som tak for samarbejdet eller procenter af det forventede salg.
Vi er naturligvis indstillede på at skræddersy hvert projekt efter behov, lave en kontrakt samt betale et depositum.
Vi er meget interesserede i at modtage gode ideer til gavn for projektet.
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The summer is coming to an end very soon. For me it has been a busy one.
Melbourne was a very big experience for me, and with a lot of artistic success. Two exhibitions and represented at the huge Melbourne Art Fair by Michael Koro Gallery. I also left a lot of paintings at Brood Box Gallery in the centre of Melbourne. The owner Daniel Bottros will take care of my business in Australia. Not to forget the odd crew at Blenders Studios. From one day to another, I was a part of the huge art scene in Melbourne, thanks to the their hospitality and openness. These guys really made my stay something special.
After returning from Melbourne I went to Sweden, to sail from Göteborg in west, by the Göta-Canal, to the East See. The first four days I had an amazing crew of friends on board. The following 14 days I was totally alone, sailing the boat through the 58 locks. The daytime I spent on the water in the fantastic Swedish nature and I spent the nights drawing for my next exhibition.
Since July I have stayed on the island Avernakø. My old house is under total renovation and the deadlines are pushed all the time. So I´m still living and working in the old barn in the pig pen.
I also had my first exhibition here on Avernakø: I was invited to exhibit in “Den lille Kunst” from the 3. of july till 5. august. I have been coming to this Island my whole my life. So for me it was very exhiting to show the people that live here what I´m actually doing. There was a lot of interest and sales and I will be a part of the show again next year.
I will return to Copenhagen in the middle of September to start up the ambitious project PaGjö.
You are invited to the Closing Party of ‘Eldorado’…..
With live music by Alex Servinis, Caribbean and Clymatron
Sunday 25th April 1pm – 6pm
Alex and Nick Servinis are a guitar and drum duo delivering their blend of post Neil Young folk. It’s decadent and slightly divulging. It’s a nice time mostly. They both currently play in folk/rock outfit In The Woods.
Caribbean is a brand new pop project by Henry and Jack Madin. Their previous band The Harpoons played at last years Golden Plains Music Festival and had a track featured on the tv mini-series Underbelly.
Tom Carlyon brings experimental guitar sounds to the gallery. He has played Melbourne’s Laneway festival and Meredith music festival as a member of Melbourne/London outfit The Devastations, who have supported bands such as Blonde Redhead and Einstuerzende Neubauten on international tours.
In many ways the Danish well fare society seems like an “El Dorado”. As a Dane I can proudly say that I live in one of the richest and safest countries in the world. In several studies we have shown to be the happiest people in the world. But underneath or in between; “there is something rotten in the state of Denmark”. Just like Shakespeare said many years ago.
“The Fairytale” 150×60 cm. 2010
In my latest work I have focused on the theme separation. I question the cohesiveness in different structures of societies. When something is mythically perfect such as El Dorado, I question the truth of this infinity. I don’t trust the unscarred surface. I believe there must be something lying underneath that’s about to burst. Like a boiler that’s reached its limit. This will inevitably happen and when it does the imperfections will come crawling from every possible crack and ruin the image.
“The Fairytale”; the perfect story about a Tasmanian girl that becomes a real princess in the kingdom and well fare society of Denmark. It all sounds so romantic and beautiful, but maybe she´s just entertainment for the mob and not even happy about it. Maybe the fairytale has a bad ending?
“Under the Shell”; In 1966 the Danish architect Jørn Utzon left his own project “The Sydney Opera House”. There were to many demons hidden under the shell. But on the surface it still looks so polished and flawless, just like the state of Denmark.
“Under the Shell” 150×60 cm. 2010
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old-
And, as his strength
“Over the Mountains
Edgar Allan Poe
I’m having a great time in Melbourne and this week I am very busy finishing my selected artworks for 2 exhibitions. One, as I’ve already announced, is at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood.
The other one is at Brood Box Gallery, Melbourne CBD. Here 6 of my newest artworks made in Denmark will be exhibited. I have finished and framed them all here and I’m looking forward to see the reactions from the Melbournian artlovers.
The exhibition runs from April 8 to 29. At Brood Box, 8 Rankins Lane Melbourne CBD.
Hope to see you there!
I’m very excited to announce that I have been selected for the exhibition “El Dorado” at Off the Kerb Gallery in Collingwood. I submit 2 new artworks that I’ve just begun creating. The exhibition will run from April 9 to 30, opening on April 9 from 6-9 pm.
The theme for the exhibition fits me very well. In many ways the Danish well fare society seems like an “El Dorado”. As a Dane I can proudly say that I come from one of the richest and safest countries in the world. In several studies we have shown to be the happiest nation worldwide. But underneath or in between; “there is something rotten in the state of Denmark”. Just like Shakespeare said many years ago.
I question the cohesiveness in different structures of societies. When something is mythically perfect such as El Dorado, I question the truth of this infinity. I don’t trust the unscarred surface. I believe there must be something lying underneath that’s about to burst. Like a boiler that’s reached its limit. This will inevitably happen and when it does the imperfections will come crawling from every possible crack and ruin the image.
I’m looking forward to show my version of El Dorado.
See you off the kerb!
It has now been 3 weeks since I first sat foot in the city that so far has turned out to be the perfect place to start up a new artist adventure. Through these weeks I have met many interesting people from the art world of Melbourne and visited a bunch of studios.I begin my journey as a working artist in Blender Studios in Franklin St. My space is only small but I comfortably find myself in the perfect surroundings among talented and open-minded colleagues. http://www.theblenderstudios.com/
Blender Studios has a long and interesting history. The space and the artists involved have played an important role in the acceptance of street art in Melbourne and Australia in general. Now the studio represents a colourful mix of creative people, all doing their own unique thing. I’m in a boiling pot of inspiring energy and I’ve just started swimming…