V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY CARL KRULL
OPENING: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26.09 2014. TIME: 17.00 – 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 25. 2014.
Carl Krull has made a series of 22 incredible drawings for his second solo show Seismic at V1 Gallery. Six of the drawings where made from the passenger seat on a road- trip across the United States in 2013. As a human seismograph he sat with the paper rolled around a tube drawing one line after another, incorporating or letting every bump in the road affect the flow of lines. The drawings becoming topographical maps of the journey and their creation.
In an almost sculptural manner, Carl Krull seems to break with the two-dimensional surface of the paper. He employs drawing techniques that simultaneously act as obstructions and potential. The obsessiveness of the line work is an ongoing exploration. Rather than having contours that outlines a subject, an abundance of lines seems to protrude the subject.
As a spectator your eye is constantly on the move. Your eyes start a journey following a straight line from the edge of the paper, moving horizontally towards the center, the line rises – sometimes thickens – and falls back down before it makes a turn in the shape of an eye and runs back parallel with itself to return to the edge of the paper just below its starting point.
Faces and shapes resembling natural phenomenons such as tree rings and stalactite caves press through this grit of lines in playful and whimsical shifts. They are in a constant flux of change as in a state of dissolution and creation, being and not being. The large formats (eg. 172 X 118 cm) that characterize Carl Krull’s works intensify the spectator’s journey. Carl Krulls’ surreal universe is a place where everything is under constant transformation in an almost meditative flow and where the artistic process is as vital as the works. Carl works as a performer, sculptor and draughtsman.
Carl Krull (b. 1975) lives and works in Denmark. He has a Master of Arts from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in Mexico City. He has been exhibiting at Aros, Aarhus Art Museum, Denmark, Charlottenborg Kunsthalle, Denmark and abroad at Flatfile Galleries, Chicago, USA and Art Studio Itsukaichi, Akiruno, Tokyo, Japan. It’s Carl Krull’s second solo show at V1 gallery.
V1 GALLERY PROUDLY PRESENTS
MAYBE NOT TODAY OR TOMORROW. BUT SOME FINE DAY WE WILL LEAVE THIS SICK OLD WORLD, BECAUSE THERE ARE BETTER PLACES OUT THERE. WONDERFUL PLACES, WHERE WE CAN LIVE AND BREATHE, WITHOUT HAVING TO FEAR WHAT TOMORROW WILL BRING.
A SOLO EXHIBITION BY JESPER DALGAARD IN THE DEPOT
OPENING: FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26. 2014. TIME: 17.00 – 22.00
EXHIBITION PERIOD SEPTEMBER 27. – OCTOBER 25. 2014.
Sending a sculpture into the stratosphere is no easy task. Jesper Dalgaard started toying with the idea many years ago. Dalgaard has always worked with an element of science fiction, utopia and potentially dystopia in his sculptural works. Hanging planets, capsules and otherworldly structures made from a variety of materials. He has turned museums and galleries into strange futuristic architectural landscapes and found potential in man leaving earth for settlements in uncharted areas of the universe.
For his latest sculptural project and film he collaborated with The Technical University of Denmark sending a stratospheric ballon attached to a planet sculpture mounted with 3 lightweight HD cameras, 36 kilometers up into the sky. In the multiscreen installation you leave earth on a magnificent trip on a green planet surrounded by a strange wooden structure. As you rotate into the sky you are filled with a sense of hope but also a sting of hubris. This duality is typical for the work of Dalgaard, that often examines the fine line between potential and outright disaster. With the new installation Dalgaard offers the viewer a new perspective on his practice; instead of observing the sculptures from the outside, we are invited onboard to enjoy the view from the inside.
Jesper Daalgard, born 1974, Denmark, lives and works in Copenhagen. Dalgaard is a unique artist working with a sci-fi idea and philosophy that spills into a variety of artistic mediums. Dalgaard has recently created solo shows at Stadtgalerie Kiel (2012), Germany and Kunsthal Nord (2012), Denmark. A large-scale sculpture is currently on view at Secret Garden III at Museum Gl. Holtegaard, Denmark. In 2012 a monograph on Dalgaard’s work “WE ALL HAD A STRONG SENSE OF BEING PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL – BUT WERE WE REALLY? was published. This project is generously supported by The Danish Arts Council.
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