KIRKEBY EPIPHANY – Per Kirkeby at the Glyptotek

Exhibition: 7.9. - 30.12. 2012
KIRKEBY EPHIPHANY is the meeting of the greatest abstract painter in Danish art and the Glyptotek’s extensive collections of art which cover 6000 years. The exhibition KIRKEBY EPIPHANY will present 25 paintings and sculptures spanning the period from 1981 up to the present day.

Per Kirkeby combines the sensual in the raw materials of fabric and colour with great artistic and theoretical insight. His extraordinary ability to bring together form, nature and a wide-ranging web of  ideas in painting and sculpture has made him one of the most important figures in modern art.

Motifs from Nature

KIRKEBY EPIPHANY displays Kirkeby’s use of a number of recurring motifs, taken from Nature – from the alien forms of the polar regions, from the forest on the Danish island of Læsø or from his own back garden. Visitors can share the artist’s widely-encompassing sense of what has great picture-making power, across artistic genres, media and cultural-historical boundaries.

With Per Kirkeby, that which is most banal may suddenly reveal itself as a direct line to something more – that extra, with which art has always been concerned. Kirkeby uses his vision to enable the public to see visions too, in a serious encounter of the abstract and the concrete. Today Kirkeby is at the height of his artistic powers. See a modern master in the setting of the Glyptotek’s galleries, light and atmosphere.

The exhibition has been realised with support from: