You are cordially invited to the opening of the new exhibition at VÆG:
Saturday, November 12. 2022 – from 11am to 3pm.EMIL KROG – (paintings) EMIL BUCHANAN (ceramics)
We are pleased to present to you a new artist in the gallery: Simon Sebastian G.L.
For nearly two years Simon has been struggling, fighting and creating new strong expressive collages and sculptures. The works are made in Bergen, Norway – Paris, France and his hometown Aarhus, Denmark.
Simon creates an energy in the field between materials, colours, forms and structures. The process is a very big part of the final work.
He prepares himself by collecting a huge amount of stuff. Making an archive. But for the specific artwork there is nogame plan.It happens in the moment.
Simon likes when there is something at stake. When you feel the adrenaline is pumping.
It is about dropping the control. Building up – cutting papers, painting canvases, gluing posters. Tearing down – ripping of, painting over. The deconstruction of one work can be the beginning of a new. It is like an eco-system – leftovers from one collage are used in a sculpture and that sculpture is used as ‘a print-maker’on another canvas. Coincidences. It is a game of chance. Nothing is right or wrong. Sharpen your senses. Get in the zone and go with the flow. It is now. It is real. It is like a psychical energy discharge. Simon likes boxing – no wonder.
An intense process for many hours in a row. Very exhausting. Very enriching.
The result? It is up to you. Feel it, shape it, create it.
Simon is currently studying at University of Bergen – The Art Academy – Department of Contemporary Art. The last year he has been on exchange at École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy.
The exhibition is on view until October 3th2020
Simon Sebastian G.L. will be present at the opening.
We look forward to seeing you.
Regards, LARS BONDE