European Master Painter Presents His Latest Works in Copenhagen
Exhibition period: September 7 - December 30, 2012.
Location: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen (Denmark)
On the 7th. of September 2012, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen is opening an exhibition of the work of Per Kirkeby, who, for four decades, has been one of the greatest masters of Danish art. The exhibition KIRKEBY EPIPHANY will present around 40 paintings and sculptures spanning the period from 1983 up to the present day.
Per Kirkeby combines the sensual in the raw materials of fabric and colour with great artistic and theoretical insight. His extraordinary ability to bring together form, nature and a wide-ranging web of ideas in painting and sculpture has made him one of the most important figures in modern art.
KIRKEBY EPIPHANY is a meeting between Danish art’s great abstract painter and the Glyptotek’s extensive collections of art which cover 6000 years.
Motifs from Nature
KIRKEBY EPIPHANY displays Kirkeby’s use of a number of recurring motifs, taken from Nature – from the alien forms of the polar regions, from the forest on the Danish island of Læsø or from his own back garden. Visitors can share the artist’s widely-encompassing sense of what has great picture-making power, across artistic genres, media and cultural-historical boundaries.
With Per Kirkeby, that which is most banal may suddenly reveal itself as a direct line to something more – that extra, with which art has always been concerned. Kirkeby uses his vision to enable the public to see visions too, in a serious encounter of the abstract and the concrete. Today Kirkeby is at the height of his artistic powers. See a modern master in the setting of the Glyptotek’s galleries, light and atmosphere.
The exhibition opens to the public at 11.00 a.m. Friday 7th. of September and will run until 30th. of December 2012.
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