45 Davies Street
London, W1K 4LX United Kingdom
Monday, July 14, 2014–Friday, September 12, 2014
Julia Muggenburg is pleased to present the first UK solo
show by Danish artist Morten Skrøder Lund.
Skrøder Lund considers himself not to be a painter
but as “someone who produces paintings”. His works are
textured but reduced and with a rich atmospheric
intensity. He uses bold constellations of colour and
subverts the usual detached and calculated formulas of
what is expected in ‘process painting’.
Skrøder Lund also deliberately removes any
“narrative logic” and associations with what went before.
Trying to rid his canvases of any clear depictions or
rationale, keeping them knowingly disjointed and
ambiguous he has created a diverse language of his very
own. Skrøder Lund’s conceptual way of working
highlights the process of production and tries to free
itself of all intentional sentiment. Every work has a
unique character and often the artist gives up control
and leaves the creative process to chance.
The artist uses unusual and experimental methods
to mark the canvas as seen in a series of works where he
applied paint to roller blinds or perforated his canvas
with nails, to then allow paint to run through the holes,
creating unexpected surfaces.
Skrøder Lund expands the tradition of ‘informel’
in a subtle way with his painterly instinct and unusual
ways of application.
‘Wellbound’ will show a new body of works on canvas.