Press release

For my exhibition Tomorrow is Today at Møstings Hus I would like to show a series of new works that I call the double paintings. As I see it, the double paintings are a natural part of my practice, where I have long been interested in painting as both image and object.

The inspiration for these works comes from a Paul Klee exhibition I saw at the Neue National Gallerie. Here they had cut a square in the wall behind one of Klee's paintings, so that you could see the scrapped and unfinished motif hidden on the back of the painting. This piece gave me a double experience – which probably was the intention of the curator, but I could'nt help wondering if this had been Klees intention as well?

I will present the double paintings in crates. The crates will be placed in the middle of each their room. The crates serve a practical purpose as well as a sculptural. The painting will be perceived not only as a image but as a physical object as well.
The crates should also help to mystify and fetishize the content, in the same way as the coffin or casket does.

The first thing that meets the viewer is a man high painting presented in a box. When the viewer has seen the painting and passes it, he / she will discover the back and thus be forced to consider the work anew.

My hope is that the similarities and differences of the two sides of will arouse the viewer's interest, and that the viewer will walk in pendulum movements between the two sides trying to put together the pieces. The interesting thing for me is that you always only see half of the painting. The full experience will be obtained when the viewer, through memory, piece together both sides into a single image.

These works will emphasize the dilemma of painting, its many facets and intrinsic values, and study the impact of duality on several levels.

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