You are cordially invited to the opening of the new exhibition at VÆG:
SOLO:MADS RAFTE HEIN(DK) ABSURD FEATURING: ESTHER SARTO LARS BONDE MARLENE SOFIA KIÆR
The definition of ‘ABSURD’ is something which is ’stupid and unreasonable or silly
Karla was born in Denmark, 1983. Now lives and works in Berlin.
— ‘L’Ange á la Machette’ / Group Exhibition / Agariyashiki Gallery / Tokyo / 2016
— ‘Crimes of Passion’ / Exhibition with Lucy Locket / Bold Room / Berlin / 2015
— Illustrations for The Urbanist Magazine / Berlin / 2015
— Two person show with Hector Olguin / Voz Gallery / Paris / 2015
— Illustrations for ShamelessLimitless / Berlin / 2015
— Pattern of the month + interview / La mono Magazine / Barcelona / 2015
— Interview for ArtWort Magazine / Milan / Italy / 2015
— ‘Mail Art’ / Group Exhibition / Slow Gallery / Paris / 2014
— ‘Indian Summer Show’ / Group Exhibition / Vaeg Gallery / Aalborg / Denmark / 2014
— ‘New Master Graffiti’ / Group Exhibition / Arena Glashaus / Berlin / 2014
— ‘Geometrical World’ / Group exhibition / Vaeg Gallery / Aalborg / Denmark / 2013
— Group exhibition / Vaeg Gallery / Aalborg / Denmark / 2013 — Artwork for Trailerpark Festival / Copenhagen / Denmark / 2013 — ‘John Waters on holidays’ mini zine published by Re:Surgo / Berlin / 2013 — Group exhibition at Galleri Oro / Göteborg / Sweden / 2013 — Published in Little Finger Magazine / Malmö / Sweden / 2013 — ‘Line My Mind’ / Group exhibition / Damage Playground / Rotterdam / 2013
— ‘Traumwelt’ / Group exhibition / KAJART / October / Berlin / 2012 — Art Hvidesande / Group exhibition / Denmark / 2011 — ‘Dirty Fingers’ / Solo exhibition / Unlike Gallery / Berlin / 2011 — Download@Lota / Lisboa / Portugal / 2011 — Live painting at Mikz / On-Off Event / Berlin / 2010 — BookWagon group exhibition / Berlin / 2010 — Artwork for DreamJockey / Copenhagen / 2010 — Interview with Lamono Magazine / Barcelona / 2009 — Group exhibition / El Consentido / Madrid / 2009
— Group exhibition / Arte Urbano Festival / Madrid, 2009
— Published in Arta Facta Magazine / Madrid / 2009 — Groupexhibition / Station / Copenhagen / 2009 — Group exhibition / Ladyfest / Copenhagen / 2008
Recent work from Karla Marie Bentzen – “Crimes of Passion”:
Karla Marie Bentzen’s work is a colourful expression of dark human interactions that coexist with orderly geometrical points of focus. A number of fictional characters set the scenes in an absurd world, where the ugly and overwhelming aspects of life are not to be hidden. Relations between people are being examined and although it sometimes can be a struggle to find order, there still is a paradoxical meditative element to her work. Though her artistic process is throughly controlled, this is a place seemingly consumed with magic and spirituality, a place where the mind is free to venture into the unknown. Using the subconscious as an important tool, she explores landscapes of intricate patterns and symmetrical compositions. A complex imagery of detailed line work, where the joy of drawing visual games presents itself as an important element.
All works are untitled and done with gouache and ink on 250 grams heavy weight paper.