FREDRIK VÆRSLEV | Fenstermalerei #5

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Andrew Kreps Gallery
Fenstermalerei #5, 2019
Spray paint, acrylic paint and turpentine on cotton canvas / wooden stretcher, mounted in wooden frame
47 5/8 x 31 7/8 x 2 in


The artist

Fredrik Værslev’s new series of Window Paintings, which were exhibited at Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, and Kunstnerforbundet in Oslo, continues his exploration into the limit of painting. Building on past series in which Værslev has replicated the look of colloquial decor and nishes, such as Terrazzo and awnings through the use of a variety of painting techniques and materials. In this series, Værslev has encased his compositions in modular window frames. Crafted to resemble those found in suburban homes, the works question the boundary between painting and architecture, while additionally addressing the traditional view of painting as a window to another place. Here, the window leads to abstraction and the serial repetition of motif, with its division creating new moments of focus within the allover composition.

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