Sun in Splendour – Lars Bjerre
Opening event: Thursday 14.09.2017 | 19:00
Duration: 15.09 – 28.09.2017
Opening hours: 15.09 until 17.09 | 13:00 – 18:00
and by appointment until 28.09.2017
Presenting a new series of works, the exhibition "Sun in Splendour" by Danish artist Lars Bjerre comprises several paintings and installations that evoke a dystopian scenario set in an infinite and deserted landscape. The canvases are covered with thousands of round painted pebble stones amongst which small cactuses grow, throwing shadows onto the colourful dots. Primed in black, green and red, the paintings' visual temperature depends on their background. The atmosphere of this monotone landscape is transferred into the exhibition space, as round clay pellets toned in the same colour as the dots cover canvases and the gallery's floor. Interested in the aesthetic conveyance of environmental phenomena and the direct or indirect effects of human interference in nature, Bjerre's practice observes details of processes of manipulation and optimization, substantially influencing the perception of nature.
Lars Bjerre, born 1975 in Copenhagen, finished his master degree at Central Saint Martin's College in London. He recently showed his works in solo exhibitions at Kunstbygningen i Vrå (DK) and Huset i Asnæs (DK), and in group exhibitions at Blok Art Space in Istanbul and Reiter Galerie in Leipzig. Upcoming group exhibitions include Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and Ghoete Institute in Rouen, France. Bjerre received the working grant from the Berlin Senate für Bildende Kunst, 2017. He lives and works in Berlin.