Maria Torp, Trailerpark, oil on canvas, 200x260 cm, 2008
Friday May 23 | 16-20
Music by Piano Prince from 18-19
paintings, collages & installation.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present Maria Torp's first major solo exhibition, Outside In. Maria Torp (b. 1975) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007, and in recent years she has worked intensively with figurative painting in a hyper-naturalistic idiom.
In this exhibition Maria Torp focuses on the collision between different spaces and perspectives in a series of paintings and kaleidoscopic collages. Here the confines and frames of the pictorial space are explored and accentuated by pressing different angles and positions into the picture plane. In this way she visualises the experience of seeing a room or a situation through the mirror image of a glass facade. Maria Torp thus seems to be "playing" with our perception and understanding of rooms that we immediately recognise from our everyday life. Using the super-realistic idiom's detailed representation of reality, the relationship between motif and details is rethought in a titillating and interesting manner, as the picture plane is constantly rearranged and challenged through new lenses and distorted reflections.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites you to the private view of Maria Torp's exhibition Outside In and Marianne Lipschitz Jørgensen's exhibition in the project room, Walk the Line, on Friday 23 May at 4pm - 8 pm. The exhibition is subsequently shown in the period from 24 May - 21 June 2008. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11am - 6pm, Saturday 11am - 3pm.