HuskMitNavn

Jan 23, 2013

Copenhagen

A woman toasts a – for us invisible – lover, friend or girlfriend in Champagne. She is resting on a red blanket and her socks have large holes in them. Her expression is mild and a smile is forming. There is a poetic sense of calm in the moment, a mundane hope, executed with acrylic paint in precise and simple strokes on canvas. The composition just balances, as if you removed a single line, it would implode. The painting entitled ‘One of these days’, which is also the title of HuskMitNavn’s (RememberMyName) current solo exhibition at V1 Gallery.

The style is unmistakable HuskMitNavn. But the thematics are perhaps a little less direct in the new works – 13 paintings and 19 works on paper. The title hints that there is a latent potential in the subject matter of the works. It can happen. Maybe it will happen. Maybe it happened, but we overlooked it.

HuskMitNavn’s continuous investigations of the details of everyday life are poetic, banal, tragic, personal and humorous – quite often a mixture. Many of the new works thematically revolve around being present in the moment. A monumental canvas ‘One Second Later’ portrays a couple in an apartment, maybe the artists own? A man is drawing concentrated at a table, a woman is watering, in a zen like mode, the flowers on the window ledge. The kind of Sunday tranquility we yearn for – but through the large panoramic window behind the couple, we see a paraglider in an unstoppable free fall towards the window. One of these days.

HuskMitNavn

V1

January 19 – February 16, 2013
Flæsketorvet 69
1711 Copenhagen V
Denmark

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