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New works by Henrik Jørgensen on view at Gallery Lars Olsen in Copenhagen
Henrik Jørgensen, Double horizon, 2012, MDF, enamel paint, 218 x 109,5 x 12 cm. Photo: Courtesy Gallery Lars Olsen.

COPENHAGEN.- With the exhibition ”Disconnected landscapes”, Gallery Lars Olsen presents completely new works by Henrik Jørgensen.

The exhibition consists of three dimensional, abstract wall objects, executed in wood and self-adhesive plastfoil, and a series of figurative pen and ink drawings on paper.

The wall objects are large roof-shaped platforms hanging on the wall that reach out into the space in front of them. They are painted in one or more colours and part of their frontal plane is covered with many layers of self-adhesive foil of the type used for applying company logos on trucks, trains and airplanes.

The layers of foil, applied in small overlapping pieces, create a fine chaotic structure constituting a landscape-like area spreading out along the protruding, horizontal centre-line of the object. This appears both as a magnification of a surface, the structure of which is normally invisible, and simultaneously, as the silhouette of a landscape seen from a distance. The objects thus contain a dialectical horizontality pointing at the extension of space by means of the imminence of the body.

The drawings are all representations of social situations based on different sources of news media photography. As such they present a well known representational space, the perspective picture space, but rather than criticizing or succumbing to this classical concept of space, they aim at creating a documentary field in which the situations represented e.g. a collapsed building, a small plane in an African landscape, a couple of men watching TV, are not explained but instead are more simply registered as existing. The drawings hold a factual realism but are also stylized in their way of transforming the photographic original. They invade the white paper like the sketch that gradually incorporates the pictorial space in its narrative. Figures and objects in the individual drawing gradually turn into a story and they populate the complex space, which welcomes the spectator through the wall objects of the exposition.

Henrik Jørgensen is educated at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1988. He has worked with painting and wall based objects made of wood, acrylic plate and fiberglass. He has also worked with sculptural installations and drawing.

Henrik Jørgensen has exhibited his work in Denmark and several places internationally. He has made public commissions in Hässleholm, Sweden and at The Southern Danish University in Odense, Denmark.

Henrik Jørgensen is represented at The National Danish Art Foundation, The National Swedish Art Foundation, The New Carlsberg Foundation and Ålborg Museum of modern Art.

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