YUICHI HIRAKO / SOLO SHOW / SPROUT / 13.10.-25.11

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present the young Tokyo-based artist, Yuichi Hirako’s third solo exhibition “Sprout”. The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings and sculptures where the Japanese artist seeks towards the light and examines the beneficial interaction between human and nature. It is the modern urbanized human being own relationship with the wild nature, which is central to Hirako’s artistic work. In a exuberant dream world where human life intermarriage with the primeval forest, Hirako identifies with both humor and insight the state of the civilization.
Antrophomorphic creatures inhabit the sprouting scenes of Yuichi Hirakos paintings and for a while the rooms of Galleri Christoffer Egelund as well when the plant-like beings seem to have crawled from the canvases into the rooms as sculptures. The renaissance artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo painted fantastic portrait heads made out of flowers, vegetables or fruits. In Hirakos paintings it seems like these plant people have been attributed bodies to walk around in a fairytale-like universe. Animated brushwork and pulsating colouring forms a world where the boundaries between culture and nature, man and plant and indoors/outdoors are non-existent.
In the art of Hirako it is not only nature and man that meet but also Western and Eastern notions. In Japan plants have earlier been given a godlike status, a phenomenon called Shinboku. In Western myths and fairy tales the wood and wild nature have been associated with quite other meanings; this is the habitat of witches, trolls and other horrific creatures. Hirako’s forests contain the holy and magical as well as the gloomy and threatening; this artist uses equally sized portions of light and dark colours.
Yuichi Hirako (b. 1982 in Okayama, Japan) graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in London in 2005. He now lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Since his graduation he has exhibited at national as well as international venues including; The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma) in Japan, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, The Museum of Kyoto, Temporary Contemporary in London. He has received several art prizes from which could be mentioned VOCA 2013 (Vision of Contemporary Art), Tokyo Wonderwall Prize 2010 and Shell Art Award 2009.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to the opening of Yuichi Hirako: Sprout, Friday the 13th  of October 2015. The artist will be present during the opening reception. The exhibition will run until November the 25th. Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 11-18, Saturdays 12-16. For further information on artworks and press photos please contact the gallery at: hello@nullchristofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. View all works

Fotobiennalen 2016 inviterer til “Global Challenges” – internationalt seminar på CPH Conference d. 26. august

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Global Challenges foregår på engelsk.

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Billetter kan købes på Billetto og prisen for studerende er kun 100,-kr + gebyr (almindelig pris er 200,-kr + gebyr)

Efter seminaret er der fernisering på Fotografisk CenterStaldgade 16, som åbner udstillingen “Bending the Frame” kl. 17 – 19.

Vi ses i CPH Conference d. 26. august kl. 8:30-17:00

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Brandts, Galleri Image & Fotografisk Center


“Global Challenges” og Fotobiennalen er støttet af Nordea-Fonden og Knud Højgaards Fond

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LOUISE HINDSGAVL | MEDIOCRITY IS NO CRIME | MARCH 28 FROM 5-8 @ CHRISTOFFER EGELUND | FREE BEERS KINDLY SPONSORED BY K1664 ;o)

Louise Hindsgavl from Artist Video Branding   Copenhagen based ceramic artist Louise Hindsgavl talks about her fascination of the absurd and the need to reboot her artistic approach. Courtesy Galleri Christoffer Egelund
Louise Hindsgavl
from Artist Video Branding
Copenhagen based ceramic artist Louise Hindsgavl talks about her fascination of the absurd and the need to reboot her artistic approach.
Courtesy Galleri Christoffer Egelund

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FERNISERING FREDAG DEN 28. MARTS FRA KL. 17-20

LOUISE HINDSGAVL (DK) / MEDIOCRITY IS NO CRIME / 28.03.-19.04.2014

Galleri Christoffer Egelund er stolt af at kunne præsentere den tredje soloudstilling af den danske keramikkunstner Louise Hindsgavl (f. 1973) under titlen Mediocity Is No Crime.

Fra sikker afstand ser det ganske uskyldigt ud. Men træder man tættere på Louise Hindsgavls porcelænsfigurationer, får man sig en uventet og til tider ubehagelig overraskelse. Hvor man med porcelænsmaterialets bagage forventer friske hyrdedrenge og lyshårede skønjomfruer, får man i stedet sammenstykkede skabninger, der for længst har mistet deres uskyld. En storvommet mand med hesteben udfører et kirurgisk indgreb på en fasttømret engel, en godmodig malkeko udfører intimkirurgi på sig selv og abstrakte elementer smelter sammen med de deforme væsener. Hindsgavls arbejde har været banebrydende inden for det kunstneriske arbejde med porcelænet, og flere kunstnere er siden fulgt efter i udviklingen af en ny figurativ porcelænskunst. Louise Hindsgavl flytter på underfundig vis porcelænsfiguren ud af den utopiske glansbillede-idyl, den normalt hviler i, og får den til at forholde sig til den virkelige verden.

På udstillingen Mediocrity is no crime præsenterer Louise Hindsgavl os for to nye værkserier herunder en serie af “hvide værker”, der lægger sig i forlængelse af kunstnerens tidligere arbejde. I værket Quiet Please møder vi en desperat dådyrmor med bjørnehoved, der er ved at klippe snuden af sit kid. Frustration og afmagt har drevet hende til dette kontroltab, hvilket understreges ved, at skulpturen er vendt på hovedet. Et andet sted i galleriet hænger en menneskeligenende karrekter, der er i færd med at skære næsen af sig selv i jagten på den ideelle skønhed.

Abstraktionen har en fremtrædende plads i Louise Hindsgavls nye arbejde, og abstrakte elementer angriber figurerne og fremviser transformationen, det ubegribelige og det usagte. I serien Sketch for a Larger Life fører Louise Hindsgavl abstraktionen skridtet videre. I de noget mindre og ganske farverige værker findes reminiscenser fra Hindsgavls figurative univers, fx træet, men ellers er det abstraktionen, der har fået overtaget. Figurerne står som abstrakte fortællinger, der tillader kunstneren at bearbejde det udefinerbare og samtidig åbne op for fortolkningsmulighederne. Med serien genindfører hun et element af leg og frihed i sin praksis, og stiller sig selv spørgsmålet: hvor perfekt skal det egentlig være?

Louise Hindsgavl kommenterer med udstillingen vores evige higen efter perfektionen. Hvad enten det drejer sig om børneopdragelse, arbejdsliv eller udseende skal alt helst være gjort 120 procent. Men en sådan bestræbelse har konsekvenser; vi går ned med stress, bliver depressive og tyndslidte. Den blanke, rene porcelæn symboliserer på fineste vis den finpudsede facade, vi forsøger at opretholde overfor omverdenen. Men kommer man tættere på og kradser en smule i glasuren, finder man hurtigt frem til det kaos, den usikkerhed og de undertrykte længsler, som hersker bag facaden.

Louise Hindsgavl er uddannet ved Designskolen i Kolding ved Linien for Keramik og Glas (1994-1999). Hun har siden sin afgang ved Designskolen udstillet i Norden, Europa, USA og Asien. Hun er repræsenteret i væsentlige samlinger nationalt og internationalt herunder Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, USA; MAD, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA; Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Sverige; Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK; Designmuseum Danmark; Trapholt, Danmark og ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA. Hun er blandt andet blevet tildelt Statens Kunstfonds 3-årige Arbejdsstipendium (2010), Silkeborg Kunstnerlegat (2010), Statens Kunstfonds Arbejdslegat (2008, 2006, 2004) og Biennaleprisen, Biennalen for Kunsthåndværk og Design (2004).

Galleri Christoffer Egelund inviterer dig til fernisering på udstillingen Mediocrity Is No Crime fredag den 28. Marts i tidsrummet 17-20. Ved ferniseringen vil kunstneren være til stede. Udstillingen løber frem til den 19. april 2014. Åbningstider: mandag–fredag 11-18, lørdage fra 12-16. For mere information og pressefotografier, kontakt venligst galleriet på: info@nullchristofferegelund.dk eller på +45 33 93 92 00. For at se de udstillede værker klik her

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OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY MARCH 28 FROM 5 TO 8

LOUISE HINDSGAVL / MEDIOCRITY IS NO CRIME / 28.03.-19.04.2014

Galleri Christoffer Egelund proudly presents the third solo exhibition by the Danish ceramic artist Louise Hindsgavl (b. 1973) entitled Mediocrity Is No Crime.

From a safe distance it looks quite innocent. But take a step closer to the porcelain figurations of Louise Hindsgavl, and you will have an unexpected, and sometimes unpleasant, surprise. Where you would expect cheerful shepherd boys and fair maidens you get complex creatures that lost their innocence long ago. A man with a full-grown paunch and legs of a horse is tearing open the back of an angel rendered helpless by a huge nail through its wings, a milking cow is performing intimate surgery on herself and abstract elements are melting into the deformed beings. Louise Hindsgavl has uncovered new territories within the field of porcelain art where others have since followed. Hindsgavl removes the porcelain figure from the utopian world where it normally resides and makes it take a position in the real world, a place not always so picture perfect.

At the exhibition Mediocrity is no crime Louise Hindsgavl presents two new series including a series of “white pieces” in continuation of the earlier work of the artist. In the sculpture Quiet Please we come across a frustrated doe whose head is that of a bear. She is just about to cut of the nose of her own fawn. Desperation and powerlessness has driven her to this loss of control which is highlighted by the fact that the piece is turned upside down. Another piece at the exhibition shows a human figurine who is on the point of cutting of his own nose for the sake of ideal beauty.

Abstraction occupies a prominent place in the new work of Louise Hindsgavl, and abstract elements seem to attack the figures and show the incomprehensible and the unsaid. In the series Sketch for a Larger Life Hindsgavl takes the abstraction to the next level. In these somewhat smaller and more colorful porcelain pieces it is possible to find reminiscences of the figurative universe of Hindsgavl, e.g. the tree, but other than that abstraction has taken over. The abstract narratives allow the artist to deal with the indefinable and at the same time open her artworks up to interpretation. With this series she reintroduces an element of play and freedom into her praxis, and raises the question: how perfect does it have to be?

With this exhibition, Louise Hindsgavl comments on our eternal search for perfection. Whether it concerns family life, working life or our looks, everything should be done a 120 percent. But such an endeavor has its consequences; stress, depression and frayed nerves. The shiny, clean surface of the porcelain symbolizes in a most delicate way the perfect appearances we are trying to keep up. But if you step closer and scratch the glaze you will quickly find the chaos, insecurity and imperfection hiding underneath.

Louise Hindsgavl graduated from Designskolen, Kolding, DK, in 1999 from the Department of ceramics and glass. She has exhibited widely in Denmark, Europe, the US and Asia since her graduation. She is represented in major collections worldwide including: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, USA, MAD, Museum of Art and Design, New York, USA, Nationalmuseum Stockholm, Sweden; Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK; Designmuseum Denmark; Trapholt, Danmark and ASU Art Museum, Arizona, USA. Furthermore, among others, she has received: The Danish Art Foundation work grant of 3 years (2010), Silkeborg artist grant (2010), The Danish Art Foundation grant (2008, 2006, 2004) and The Biennale Award, The Biennale of Louise HindgavlArts and Craft and Design (2004).

Galleri Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to the opening of Mediocrity Is No Crime on Friday the 28th of March 2014. The exhibition will run until April the 19th. Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11-18, Saturdays 12-16. For further information and press photographs please contact the gallery at: info@nullchristofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. To view exhibited works click here

 

ARMANDO MARINO / UNDER THE RED LIGHT / AUGUST 16 – SEPTEMBER 14

Armando Marino, Amsterdam, 2013, Oil on canvas, 185x173 cm. Courtesy Galleri Christoffer Egelund
Armando Marino, Amsterdam, 2013, Oil on canvas, 185×173 cm.

PREVIEW FRIDAY AUGUST 16TH FROM 4-7 PM.
PLEASE JOIN US.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund proudly presents the first exhibition in Danmark by the New York based Cuban artist Armando Marino (b. 1968) “Under The Red Light” displaying new paintings and works on paper.

”I would like to ski in the mountains, I know it’s impossible for me right now in my situation, but at least I can do it in my dreams”
– Nadia, a prostitute. 25 years old.

The present series of paintings for the Galleri Christoffer Egelund have been inspired by  Nadia`s dream. Her dreams were the only place, where she could be free, untouchable and happy.
The women trafficking and prostitution are common, real problems in our contemporary society. The media coverage is huge, from films, documentaries, TV series, books, etc.. It happens every day, everywhere and at all times, so it was unavoidable for Armando Marino to approach this issue through his work. He has always worked with openess to social conflicts and contemporary reality. That has been the case in previous exhibitions as ”Tervuren Tales”, in Belgium, which investigated the Belgian colonial past and the plunder of cultural heritage of the Congo and “Recent Paintings from the Year of the Protester”, held in NY, 2012, which centered as its name indicates on the Arab revolutions and recently outraged movements occurred in much of the world.
From the beginning, Marino understood that the approach to the subject would be very difficult due to two factors: the complexity of the problem and the fact that this issue has been addressed through art, especially painting, for a long time and by many artists.

The issue is complex because it encompasses both the women forced into prostitution by poverty, the ones born in that context and therefore their vision of the world is conditioned by that situation, those who have been abducted, sold or enslaved, and the ones that do it for pleasure, to get money fast and easy, even to pay their college. Nevertheless, from the sociological point of view there are many “external” factors (political, religious, cultural and social) that define or mold the issue, making it more complicated and difficult to be solved.

Far from addressing the problem from the victimization, Armando tries to analyze some of its facets. For this reason each painting corresponds to a specific idea or situation, comprising from the trafficking of women (Cargo), suicide (The Red Fence), broken dreams or aspirations (I’m Your Princess), to the use or abuse of drugs (Amsterdam).
Each work is very specific in its subject and pictorial realization, something that is common in most of the recent work.

Prostitution has been the subject of many artists and their paintings throughout art history. The prostitute was the lover, the model, the desired object, the obscene secret. Its images populate hundreds of works in the traditional Western and Eastern painting and many of these paintings have become masterpieces like Manet’s Olympia or The Demoiselles d’Avignon by Picasso.

Armando Marino believes what really defines prostitution in our time is the trafficking of women. Based on this belief his paintings explore the effects of such trafficking for prostitution in contemporary society. Photographs taken from the web, magazines, films or books, inspire all paintings in this exhibition. The compiled images are then transformed and recreated according to a specific idea.The original context disappears to give rise to a new context, symbolic or metaphorical, surreal, painterly and in some cases, oniric, which allows him to deflect the immediate reference from its source, while expanding the semantic universe of the artwork.

Marino’s intention is to confront the viewer with the complexity of this issue. Giving no clear references of place or people, diluting the reality, replacing the white and black for an infinite color spectrum, characteristic of our contemporary visual art, thus helping to erase our preconceptions and prejudices about a subject that deserves our attention, now more than ever.?

Armando Marino (b. 1968 in Cuba) lives and works in New York. He graduated from Jose Varona Pedagogical Institute, Havana 1992 and from Rijksakademie Van Beldeende Kunsten, Amsterdam 2005. He has exhibited widely in Europe, USA, Africa and Cuba. His works are represented in major private and public collection around the world such as Deutsche Bank Collection; Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection, US; 21cMuseum, Kentucky, US; Centro Wifredo Lam, Havana, Cuba;  ASU Art Museum, Arizona, US; Arttoteek Den Hagg, Nederland; National Museum of Valjevo, Yugoslavia; University of Virginia Art Museum, US; Marcelino Botín Foundation, Spain; Howard Farber Collection, New York;  Colección Berardo Museo de Arte Moderna, Sintra, Portugal etc. Furthermore Marino has been awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2011 and The Christopher Reynolds Foundation grant in 2010.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition “Under The Red Light” on Friday August 16th from 4pm – 7pm. At the opening reception Armando Marino will be present. The show will run until September 14th 2013. Opening hours: Monday – Fiday from 11-18, Saturdays from 12-16. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery at: info@nullchristofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00.

Jacob Dahlstrup, Cosmographicum, 17.05.-15.06.2013, Galleri Christoffer Egelund,
Jacob Dahlstrup, Cosmographicum, 17.05.-15.06.2013, Galleri Christoffer Egelund,
Det er en stor glæde for Galleri Christoffer Egelund at præsentere udstillingen “Cosmographicum” med nye papirarbejder og keramiske værker af Jacob Dahlstrup (f. 1985).
Værkerne udspiller sig i et unikt krydsfelt mellem fascinationen af rummet “cosmos” og det at tegne, eller kortlægge “graphicum”. Både i motiver og størrelser spænder værkerne vidt, fra små intenst detaljerede studier af månens overflade til store dramatiske eksplosioner i himmelrummet. Interessen for cosmos har også tidligere givet sig til udtryk i Jacob Dahlstrups værker hvor bl.a. Galileo Galilei og Johannes Kepler har været i centrum. Med denne udstilling har kunstneren rettet søgelyset mod den nyere tids rumeventyr med fabulerende referencer til velkendte billedfremstillinger af f.eks. Månelandingen og Apollo rumprogrammet i sin helhed.
For Dahlstrup er værkets materialitet en central del af fortællingen. Her fungerer papiret ikke blot som en tegnegrund men bearbejdes i dybden gennem påføring af pulverpigment af grafit og rødkalk, også kaldet Sanguine. Pigmenterne arbejdes langsomt ind i papiret og når den dybe mørke tone er etableret graves de lyse nuancer og en ny tekstur frem af papirets fiber ved hjælpe af både sandpapir, sliberedskaber og tatovørnåle.
Med sproglig hilsen i udstillingstitlen til Johannes Keplers udgivelse om universets mysterium “Mysterium Cosmographicum” inviterer Jacob Dahlstrups værker os på en rejse i tid og rum i selskab med såvel astronauter og nonner som strålende himmellegemer og aber.
Jacob Dahlstrup (f. 1985) bor og arbejder i København. Han er uddannet fra Glasgow School of Art i 2010 og har allerede udstillet sine værker i USA, Frankrig, Storbritannien, Spanien og Tyskland m.m. Derudover indgår Dahlstrups værker i The Davis Museum, Massachusetts, USA og CCA Andratx Collection, Mallorca, Spanien.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund inviterer til fernisering på udstillingen “Cosmographicum” fredag den 17. maj i tidsrummet kl. 16-19. Ved ferniseringen vil Jacob Dahlstrup være til stede. Udstillingen løber frem til den 15. juni 2013. Åbningstider: mandag–fredag 11-18, lørdage fra 12-16. For mere information og pressefotografier, kontakt venligst galleriet på: info@nullchristofferegelund.dk eller på +45 33 93 92 00.For flere billeder klik her
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Galleri Christoffer Egelund proudly presents the exhibition “Cosmographicum” featuring new works on paper and ceramic sculptures by Jacob Dahlstrup (b. 1985).
 
The works come to life in a unique intersection between the fascination of outer space, “cosmos” and the concept of drawing or mapping “graphicum”. In motifs as well as scale the works represents a wide range of expressions, from small intensely detailed studies of the surface of the moon to grand dramatic celestial explosions. The interest in cosmos has also been featured in Dahlstrups earlier works where e.g. Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler has been the center of attention. With this exhibition the artist aimes his spotlight at the space adventures of modern times with imaginative narrative references to the well know images of e.g. the moon landing and the entire Apollo space program.
The materiality of the works also play a central role in Dahlstrups narratives. Here the paper does not solely serve as a practical base for the drawings but is carefully treated to give an impression of depth and texture. Through an intense application of graphite and red chalk –also called Sanguine- onto the surface Dahlstrup creates a deep dark surface from which he then digs out the lighter nuances from the paper’s fibres using sand paper, grinding tools and even tattoo needles.
With a linguistic greeting in the exhibition title to Johannes Kepler’s publication on the mystries of the univers entitled “Mysterium Cosmographicum” Dahlstrup invites us on a journey in time and space in the grand company of both astronauts, nuns, shining celestial bodies and monkeys.
Jacob Dahlstrup (b. 1985) lives and works in Copenhagen, Danmark. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 2010 and has already exhibit his works in USA, France, United Kingdom, Spain and Germany etc. Furthermore Dahlstrups works are included in The Davis Museum, Massachusetts, US and CCA Andratx Collection, Mallorca, Spain.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites you to the opening of the show “Cosmographicum” on Friday May 17th from 4pm – 7pm. At the reception Jacob Dahlstrup will be present. The exhibition will run until June 15th 2013. Opening hours: Monday – Friday from 11-18, Saturdays from 12-16. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery at: info@nullchristofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00.

 

YUICHI HIRAKO (JP) | DAVID DELLAGI (DK) | 20.01.-25.02.2012

Yuichi Hirako Memories of My Garden / Ship
Yuichi Hirako, Sleeping in the Pine Forest, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 130x162 cm.

Main Gallery: Yuichi Hirako, Sleeping In the Pine Forest.
Project Room: David Dellagi: Insanitorium
January 20 – February 25 2012

Opening reception
Friday January 20th from 4-7 pm.

It is with great pleasure that Galleri Christoffer Egelund presents ”Sleeping In the Pine Forest”, the gallery’s first solo show with the Japanese Artist Yuichi Hirako. The young artist presents new paintings and sculptures, which brings us into a colourful, dramatic and dreamlike universe. ”Insanitorium” is the name of another exhibition shown in the gallery’s project room. In this show Danish artist David Dellagi presents sculptures and collages where themes like horror, naivety and black humor go hand in hand.

Yuichi Hirako is interested in the human relationship with nature and the forest as a special place. Although many of us surround ourselves with plants every day, eg. house plants and in parks, there is an apparent division between us and the other living beings – that is the plants. Some Japanese see the forest as a sacred place. On the contrary in Western folklore, the forest is often portrayed as being uncivilized and barbaric.

Hirako strives in his work to break the boundaries between humans and nature. His paintings and sculptures depict people with plant-like heads placed in forests. In his largest painting “Memories of My Garden/Lake Side” plants, people, houses and a car are weaved helplessly together. In other expressive paintings we encounter a green forest-creature, which gives fuel to our experience of fantasy and adventure. Whether the forest is a good or unpleasant place is entirely up to the viewer. In other words; in the work of Hirako nature and culture collide, and we are left in a primitive state.

Yuichi Hirako (b. 1982 in Okayama, Japan) graduated in 2005 from Wimbledon College of Art in London. He lives and works in Tokyo, and he has participated in several group- and solo shows. To name a few the artist has exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, Aichi Arts Center, The Museum of Kyoto, etc. In 2012 the artist will present solo shows at INAX Gallery, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku and Tokyo Wonder Site Art Cafe kurage in Tokyo.

In the Project Room David Dellagi presents spectacular works where fear, struggle, innocence and sexual frustration are humorously presented. His motifs seem to express a certain state of mind in a very direct and urgent manner, and his works clearly reveal an interest in surrealism as well as cartooning. Among Dellagi´s exhibited works is the piece “Telephone”, a sculpture of a female torso turned into an old fashioned telephone. The woman seems to shout: “How did I end up here?” Dellagi´s sculptures are made from papier maché, an unpretentious material which is a fine contrast to the horrid and naïve. Also shown is a collection of Dellagi´s collages. These present a more minimalist approach mixed with fantasy, humor, insanity and the anatomic grotesque.

David Dellagi (b. 1970) works with drawing, collage, sculpture, video and animation. In addition to numerous exhibitions at home, Dellagi´s works has also been shown in Los Angeles and Stockholm etc. In 2012 Dellagi has a solo show in Mexico City, and his works will be presenting by Space of Drawing at Art Herning in the end of January. Dellagi lives and works in Copenhagen.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites You to the opening of ”Sleeping In the Pine Forest” and ”Insanitorium” Friday January the 20th from 4pm to 7pm. Yuichi Hirako and David Dellagi will be present, and the exhibitions runs until February the 25th. Opening hours: Monday – Friday 11am to 6pm, Saturdays 12pm – 4pm. For further information and press photographs, please contact the gallery: info@nullegelund.dk or call +45 33 93 92 00. Please also visit our website www.gce.nu

Afterparty at Byens Kro, Møntergade 8, Cph. K. from 20.00-?

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Galleri Christoffer Egelund kan med stor fornøjelse præsentere soloudstillingen ”Sleeping In the Pine Forest” med den unge japanske kunstner Yuichi Hirako. I sin første udstilling i Danmark viser kunstner nye malerier og skulpturer, som tager os med ind i et farverigt, opsigtsvækkende og drømmelignende univers. Sideløbende i galleriets projektrum vises soloudstillingen ”Insanitorium”. Her kan man opleve nye skulpturer og collager af den danske kunstner David Dellagi, hvor gru, naivitet og sort humor går hånd i hånd.

Yuichi Hirako er optaget af menneskets relation til planter samt til skoven som et særligt sted. Selv om mange af os omgiver os med planter til dagligt, fx. i form af stueplanter og ved brug af parker, så er der en klar adskillelse mellem os og de øvrige levende væsner, dvs. planterne. Hos en række japanere bliver skoven endvidere opfattet som et helligt sted. Denne forestilling står i klar modsætning til den vestlige kulturs sagn og fortællinger, hvor skoven ofte skildres som en uciviliseret og barbarisk lokalitet.

Hirako opløser i sine malerier og skulpturer den klare adskillelse mellem mennesket og naturens planter. I kunstnerens malerier og skulpturer møder vi personer med plantelignende hoveder, som har taget plads ude i skovens dyb. I udstillingens største maleri ”Memories of My Garden/Lake Side” er planter, mennesker, huse og en bil flettet hjælpeløst ind i hinanden. I andre af kunstnerens ekspressive malerier møder vi et grønt skovuhyre, og fantasien og det eventyrlige får således frit løb. Om skoven er et godt eller ubehageligt sted, lader Hirako være op til betragteren. Hos Hirako støder natur og kultur med andre ord frontalt sammen, og en urtilstand synes at herske.

Yuichi Hirako (f. 1982 i Okayama, Japan) blev i 2005 uddannet fra Wimbledon College of Art i London. Han bor og arbejder i dag i Tokyo, og har en lang række gruppe- og soloudstillinger bag sig. Kunstneren har bl.a. udstillet på The Museum of Modern Art i Gunma, Museum of Contemporary Art i Tokyo, Aichi Arts Center, The Museum of Kyoto m.fl. I 2012 har Hirako soloudstillinger hos gallerierne INAX Gallery, GALLERY MoMo Ryogoku og Tokyo Wonder Site Art Cafe kurage i Tokyo.

I projektrummet præsenteres David Dellagis opsigtsvækkende værker, hvor frygt, personlige kampe, uskyld og seksuelle frustrationer fremstilles ved hjælp af et humoristisk formsprog. Dellagis persongalleri synes at udtrykke en bestemt sindstilstand i en meget direkte og påtrængende form, og hans værker har tydelige referencer til tegneseriens univers og surrealismens billedsprog. Blandt Dellagis udstillede værker møder vi bl.a. skulpturen ”Telephone”, hvor en kvindelige torso er forvandlet til et gammeldags telefonrør. Kvinden synes at råbe: ”Hvordan endte jeg lige her?” Dellagis skulpturer er lavet i papmaché, et uhøjtideligt materiale, som står i fin kontrast til det ofte makabre indhold. I kunstnerens collager præsenteres vi endvidere for små historier, hvor fantasi, humor, sindsforvirring og det anatomisk uperfekte individ hersker.

David Dellagi (f. 1970) arbejder med tegning, collage, skulptur, video og animation. Udover talrige udstillinger herhjemme har man bl.a. kunnet opleve hans værker i Los Angeles og i Stockholm. I 2012 har Dellagi bl.a. en soloudstilling i Mexico City, og hans værker præsenteres af udstillingsstedet Space of Drawings på Art Herning i slutningen af januar måned. Dellagi bor og arbejder i København.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund inviterer til fernisering på udstillingerne ”Sleeping In the Pine Forest” og ”Insanitorium” fredag den 20. januar i tidsrummet kl. 16-19. Yuichi Hirako og David Dellagi vil være tilstede ved ferniseringen. Udstillingerne løber frem til 25. februar. Åbningstider: mandag – fredag 11-18, lørdage fra 12-16. For mere information og pressefotografier, kontakt venligst galleriet på: info@nullegelund.dk eller på +45 33 93 92 00. Se alle de udstillede værker på www.gce.nu

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