This summer’s main exhibition, “The idea of a landscape”, presents three eminent Scandinavian painters dealing with time, space and recollection. The “formal landscape paintings” of Martin Askholm (DK) is the exhibition’s point of departure. Rooted in strict pop-art and strong-colored graphical prints, Askholm embarked on landscape painting almost by accident. His pictures begin as a holliday photography which is the interpreted into his particular style. “My task is not to depict the landscape itself”, he says, “but to articulate my emotional experiences of it”.
The Norwegian painter Tommy Johansson is working in different media and practices, possibly mostly known in Norwegian public life as a rebellious artist testing the limits of freedom of expression. Less known is his deeply poetic and contemplative oil paintings, which are made in the size of ordinary photographical prints, mounted on carton used for family albums. Even though they are completely abstract, envisioned solely in Johansson’s own working process, one quickly recognizes the “places” they depict.
Jeppe Kruse (DK) has developed a very characteristic styl designated “abstract memories”. With rapid, intuitive movements ink is brushed upon unpreparated canvases within only a few seconds. The result is an ever-expanding serie of imagery with fragments of buildings, city scapes, industry and people. As if memories are finding their way to visibility through a certain mediative state of mind.
The exhibition opens on July 5th at 5 am
We look forward to welcome you