|Volta Basel 9 / Christoffer Joergensen / Solo Project / 10.06.-15.06.2013 (10.6.2013)|
|Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to announce our participation at Volta Basel 9 presenting a solo show with:|
CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN (CH/DK)
VOLTA BASEL 9 will take place from Monday June 10th through Saturday June 15th at Dreispitzhalle, Helsinki Strasse 5, CH-4142 Münchenstein, Basel, close to the Schaulager. For more information visit www.voltashow.com
We look forward to welcoming you in BOOTH C20
For more information about CHRISTOFFER JOERGENSEN please contact the gallery by email email@example.com or phone +45 26272871.
At VOLTA 9 we are pleased to present YOU AND I ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT, an installation of new works by Christoffer Joergensen. The cinematic title resonates with the artist's narrative style and his ability to create intriguing fields of tension, for instance between rigid, almost Cartesian grids and a blurry complexity or between abstract patterns and photographic subject matter.
For his Grogram images, the artist manually cuts two different photographs into thin strips and then weaves them together to form a new image. Details of photographs of unrelated people and circumstances are united in this way. Once interwoven, the two images influence and to an extent veil each other. The people in them loose their individuality and become types.
Meanwhile, in his Eurospheres series Joergensen digitally mirrors triangular fragments of his photographs of plenary halls to form hexagonal patterns reminiscent of honeycombs or kaleidoscopes. Dotted around these hexagonal cells are tiny politicians listening, writing or reading the papers. On the one hand, the two elements of the sphere and the pattern conjure a symbolically loaded atmosphere. On the other, one is overcome by a distinct sense of absurdity when looking at the works up close.
Faced with the image tsunami and the general acceleration of existence, Christoffer Joergensen has opted for slower, more long term projects, creating works that speak to us about our alienation, our chaotic times and about our need to find meaning and some structure within them.
Christoffer Joergensen is born in Denmark but lives and works today in Zurich. During 2002-2004 he graduated with an MA in photography from the Royal Collage of Art in London. Joergensen has participated in several exhibitions at Galleri Christoffer Egelund and is today one of the gallery's permanent artists. He has also been represented at Charlottenborg´s Spring Exhibition and he has had several solo exhibitions in Europe.
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Eurosphere 1, C-print, DIasec, 150 diameter