POP-UP Session #1: LARMgalleri
On Friday the 27th of February we arranged a pop-up session in Copenhagen. Together with LARMgalleri at Bredgade, we treated our visitors with a morning of art from the Danish artist Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen - who joined us for the session to talk about his work and to answer questions.
We had a complete blast! You will see more of Early Art in Copenhagen soon for sure.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION: WHAT DO WE DO, WHEN WE LAND?
LARMgalleri is very pleased to present a solo exhibition by Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen What do we do, when we land?
Over the past few years, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen has been interested in the painted paper collage, with a special eye for the relatively abstract spaces combined with the materiality of the paper and the transparency of the colours. He has been preoccupied with the hierarchy between figure and space, the horizontal and vertical lines the paper composition creates and the way the characters in their various costumes comment on this.
Many of the characters in Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's pictures are taken from earlier works to investigate what can happen when the context of their relationship changes. The exhibition title; What do we do, when we land? can be read as a metaphor for the expectation of the new and undiscovered, knowing that sooner or later the balloon will deflate.
ABOUT KASPAR OPPEN SAMUELSEN
Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen (born 1977) lives and works in Copenhagen. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London 2000-03 and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008-11. Oppen Samuelsen has seen a significant interest from both home and abroad and exhibited at Treignac Projet, Treignac (FR), Nakagawa Gallery, Tokyo (JP), Neue Berliner Räume, Berlin (DE), Charlotte Fogh, Aarhus, Vejen Kunstmuseum and Traneudstillingen in Copenhagen. Over the past year, Oppen Samuelsen has worked with several public commisions in Denmark including The New High Court in Viborg and VIA University College in Aarhus.
LARMgalleri is located in the heart of Copenhagen with The Design Museum, The Royal Castle, and The Royal Art Academy as some of our neighbours. LARMgalleri have had an emphasis on contemporary European artists but have also shown artists from North America, The Middle East and South America exhibiting works by acclaimed artists such as Robert Mangold and Tony Matelli, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen, Nicola Samori, and Gavin Turk. The unique premises originally housed Copenhagen's first private pharmacy established in 1758 by royal permission. Today the baroque interior creates an intriguing contrast to the contemporary art presented in the gallery.
Photo: Elin Torstensson & Sofia Hellsten