Gordon Cheung, Fallen (study 2), Mixed media on canvas, 77x55 cm, 2009
Gallery Christoffer Egelund is proud to present the group exhibition The Lure and the Seducer. The exhibition was curated in cooperation with the Danish artist René Holm (DK), and thanks to an international line-up of progressive young artists it focuses on figurative paintings, here and now. Hence, visitors can experience exciting works by such artists as: Gordon Cheung (UK), Andy Denzler (CH), Julian Lee (UK), David Hancock (UK), Richard Meaghan (UK) and René Holm.
The six artists all work on the border between utopian and dystopian landscape sceneries where the human presence is either manifested in an obvious form or through its absence. Hence, the works seem to take a distorted perception of reality as their starting point, where the spontaneously beautiful is in constant danger of breaking up, and where insecurity and discomfort are constantly lurking behind the facade. A duplicity that is easily put into our everyday perspective where financial crisis, shootings and the fear of terror are constantly smouldering beneath our bright smiles. The artists are apocalyptic at times, sometimes led by the narrative and sometimes not; but they all use the luring force of beauty to seduce and capture the spectator, whereupon the content of the work is revealed in its perfection.
Gordon Cheung graduated from the Royal College of Art (1999-2001). He has exhibited at Volta NY, amongst others, where he gave a solo presentation, and Art Basel 38. He is represented at Hirshhorn Museum, Whitworth Art Museum, UBS Collection etc. Andy Denzler graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design (2006). He has had solo exhibitions at Kashya Hildebrand (New York) and Gana Art Center (Seoul). Julian Lee, BA in Fine Arts, Newcastle University (1996-2000), has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Schuster (Frankfurt), amongst others, and participated in SCOPE Basel. David Hancock, BA of Fine Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University (1993-96), has participated in the exhibition "The New London School", amongst others, curated by Zavier Ellis & Simon Rumley at Mark Moore Gallery (Los Angeles), and "Young Masters", curated by Flora Fairburn at Art Fortnight (London). Richard Meaghan, MA Liverpool School of Art, has participated in the Liverpool Biennal, Novas Contemporary Urban Centre (2008), amongst others, and is nominated for Liverpool Art Prize (2009). René Holm graduated from Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts (2001-06) and has exhibited at Vejle Museum of Fine Arts and the Trapholt Museum in Kolding.
Gallery Christoffer Egelund cordially invites you to a private view of the group exibition The Lure and the Seducer, on Friday 13 March from 4pm to 7pm. The exhibition will subsequently be shown during the period 14 March - 18 April. Opening hours: Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, Saturdays from 11am to 3pm. For further information about the exhibition and press photos, please contact Rasmus Lindquist on: firstname.lastname@example.org.