Summertime is a great opportunity to revisit our exhibitions from this year’s first semester. Here is Per Kirkeby’s exhibition at Almine Rech Gallery Paris in March 2018.
Kirkeby emphasizes the color of the material that changes with the light and the power of colors to generate emotions. In works such as Urwald from 1988 he sets colors as accents like light as an expression of chaos, for it is only out of chaos that form can “emerge”. A form defined by color and texture that in Untitled from 1999, with yellow-green against blue, olive and brown, characterizes the brutal forces of metamorphosis. The landscape, the stone, rock, and ice formations become as a process a battlefield of time and change of our life world. Over the past two decades Kirkeby has created new materialities from new
coincidences and nuclei of crystallization, in part with strong colors in the struggle between brushstrokes and gestures.
The exhibition was organized in collaboration with Michael Werner Gallery. Photos: Rebecca Fanuele
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