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2013

© Homecoming Queen, 2012. Foto: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin © Homecoming Queen, 2012. Foto: Hans-Georg Gaul, Berlin

12. January - 28. April 2013 The Staging Area. Peter Linde Busk

The upcoming solo exhibition by Peter Linde Busk (b. 1973) at Holstebro Kunstmuseum provides the opportunity to experience first-hand one of Denmark’s most significant young painters.

In a comprehensive and versatile body of work populated by tragicomic characters, the Danish painter Peter Linde Busk wants to focus our attention to topics such as humanity, language and narrative, the role and identity of the artist in contemporary society as well as the issue of failed or paradoxical beauty. By means of a broad range of literary, art historical and pop-cultural references we are presented with a diverse cast of characters, which together delineate an artistic practice the style and manner of which is situated somewhere in-between abstraction and figuration.

In addition to the identification of – and the coming to terms with – general human conditions, Linde Busk’s work is furthermore characterized as an investigation that deals with issues of image-making as such, establishing at the same time links with main currents in the collections of Holstebro Kunstmuseum, such as Abstract Surrealism and Cobra and their inherent use of intuitive working methods. Moreover, a prominent feature in the art of Linde Busk is his commitment to – at least partially – overlooked or ‘misunderstood’ traditions in art history, including children’s drawings, folk art and the art of the mentally ill.

The majority of works in the exhibition is newly produced and covers a wide range of techniques, materials and media, including painting, collage and ceramics.

Peter Linde Busk lives and works in Berlin, and the exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum is the artist’s first museum exhibition.
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