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Galleri Christoffer Egelund

Private Gallery
See you @ Volta NY / Maria Torp / 07.03. - 10.03.2013
Maria Torp
Maria Torp
  We are proud to announce our participation at Volta NY 2013 presenting a solo show with:


VOLTA NY will take place from Thursday March 7th through Sunday March 10th at 82MERCER, 76 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013. For more information please visit

Please join us at BOOTH 1.19 - We look forward to welcoming you.

For more information about MARIA TORP please contact the gallery by email or call us +45 26272871. Also further information can be found on our website

Maria Torp (born 1975) masters the superrealistic genre, which has been a continuous feature in her oeuvre.
Her paintings are pure dynamic precision and yet they offer a sensibility, characteristic also to Torps sculptures and drawings.

Maria Torp invites us to rediscover the well known and inspires to curiosity towards the unknown.
She works with her motives in an open dialogue of what they really portray as the narratives of minor details or formal expressions open up the motive or turns our understanding entirely upside-down.

Throughout her early career, drawings established the foundation of her work. More recently they have become an important inspiration both as an expression form of itself but also as a blueprint for her paintings and sculptures. The artist translates the drawings into photos, which she translates again into paintings - a process that both integrates and resolves the weight of the superrealistic style of painting and makes the experimental features more visible.

Working with ink and paper allows Torp to work with an intuitive and spontaneous approach . This results in a large quantity of drawings, that in action, mood or gesture refers to a person's character, story or situation. Subsequently, she stages the selected individuals and photographs them, then replicates their portraits in her interpretive paintings. With such simple narrative techniques, intuition and free play, Maria Torp converts the portrayed individuals into general characters in a mixture of realism, drawing, abstraction and expressionism.

Maria Torp lives and works in Copenhagen, Danmark. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007 and has previously studied at the London College of Printing. Torp has exhibited her works in several Danish art galleries, art museums and art institutions and has made commissioned work for corporations such as FTF, TrygVesta, Ferring and lately at the Velux Foundation. Furthermore Maria Torp is co-founder of the artist trio MAM, with the artists Anika Lori and Mette Geisler. At this years Volta Show NY we proudly present the emerging Danish artist Maria Torp. She is exhibiting a new series of bronze sculptures and paintings inspired by the woman as underlying theme...

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Galleri Christoffer Egelund
Bredgade 75
DK-1260 Copenhagen

tel +45 33 - 93 92 00
fax +45 33 - 93 93 98

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Opening hours:
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr 11:00-18:00
Sa 11:00-18:00

Rivers And Red Nails, 2013, Oil on canvas,
60 x 80 cm. (23,6 x 31,5 inches).
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