The artist association Koloristerne, the Colourists, returns to Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, exhibiting the fruit of the artists’ most recent labor.
The association remains one of Denmark’s oldest artistic collaborations and they have exhibited every year since its formation in 1932. What links these artists is primarily their work with colours, in the broadest sense. The exhibition features a wide array of media, including painting, sculpture, textile, graphic and watercolours.
This year the audiences is invited into the artists’ chamber of inspiration — an artcompartment where each artist has brought items and sketches they have sought influence and motivation from, and carry a meaning for their work.
Consequently, Koloristerne have thus chosen to direct their attention to the materials and processes that lay the foundation for the completed artwork. At the same time, the chamber functions as a research project in itself, that asks the questions: Does the long-term relationship and cooperation of the artists affect their influence and inspiration, in that a collective base has been established and communal nerve emerged? And are the reasons for artist associations and collectives possibly more profound than a mere excuse for group exhibitions.
A commemorative display has also been arranged, in honour of two members of Koloristerne who sadly passed away in the course of last year: sculptor Astrid Klenow and painter Anne-Birthe Hove.
Participating from Koloristerne:
Peter Hentze, Martin Berge, Eli Benveniste, Ingvald Holmefjord, Nanna Hertoft, Leif Lage, Inge Lise Westman, Jørgen Teik Hansen, Toni Larsen, Kurt Tegtmeier, Søren Ankarfeldt, Helle Thorborg, Ole Heerup, Lisbeth Nielsen, Jens Peter Helge Hansen, Eigil Westergaard, Niels Reumert, Poul Winther
Guests: Anker Mortensen, Carsten Von Würden, Jens Thegler