Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen

Fredrik Værslev

11 Nov 2017 - 14 Jan 2018

Fredrik Værslev
Untitled (Sunset 2 -11), 2016
Courtesy: the artist
Photo: Vegard Kleven
11 November 2017 – 14 January 2018

The Norwegian artist Fredrik Vaerslev (*1979, lives in Drammen/No) has impressed the art public with his extensive painterly practice that is both precisely planned as well as on the lookout for coincidence. He exposes his works to the weather, for example, hangs canvases on a tree for months or integrates the painting styles of colleagues, offering them wooden panels to paint on. His paintings exemplify conceptual strategies that question painting processes but also preserve the beauty of the works. Vaersley is showing new pieces of art at Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen: the artist cuts up previously worked canvases and meticulously sews them together again, experimenting with forms, colour combinations and picture media as well as exhibition possibilities. The result is a surprisingly painterly installation between abstraction and the haptic reality of materials in which canvases take on the dynamics of a sailing regatta.


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