JOHN KÝRNER, KASPAR BONN…N, KIRSTINE ROEPSTORFF, TAL R
04.02. - 01.03.2006
Patricia Low Contemporary is pleased to announce GOLD DIGGERS : Kaspar Bonnen, John KÝrner, Tal R, Kirstine Roepstorff. This exhibition is the first ever in Switzerland of this rising group of young Danish artists.
Quite recently a new generation of remarkable artists from Copenhagen has begun to capture the attention of the international art audience. Among the most notable of these are: Kaspar Bonnen, John KÝrner, Tal R and Kirstine Roepstorff. Key to the interest in this new work is the sense of materiality and formal structures of the work. All artists explore a diversity of media, defying traditional classifications of "painter" or "sculpture". Though the disparity between their works is quite clear, the artists share in their individual approaches an openness to technique and invention. Indeed, each artist blurs the line of convention, simultaneously exploring painting, sculpture, collage, photography and even performance, establishing a new path for art as a vehicle of communication.
Whilst attending the art academy in Copenhagen in the mid-late 1990s, the four students happened upon an available office space within the grounds of the school; shortly thereafter, they begin exhibiting their work, collectively and individually, in the space. Thus, "KÝrner's Office" was born. After the completion of their studies, "KÝrner's Office" was abandoned and the artists pursued their individual art careers.
In this exhibition, Bonnen, KÝrner, Roepstorff, and Tal R are invited to exhibit again as a group, but this time, several years into their mature career, they must respond to a new set of parameters. The exhibition will allow the artists to express their work as separately and also respond to the work of peers with whom they share deep ties. Through the diversity of their work, we shall see a keen overview of recent developments in Danish art, as well as give in-depth attention to the work of four individual artists.