In the landscape paintings created by Eske Kath the law of gravity is often repealed and the horizon line twists around powerful suns. Night and day and what we believe to be up and down become intertwined in an organic but accurately composed universe of color.
Eske Kath sets a new agenda for the landscape painting and thereby processing the fundamental uncertainty of life in the dystopic but hopeful landscapes. These landscapes combine the contrasts between the static, colorful, and meticulously composed painting with the severe physical changes of the world and how we perceive it. This visualization of an abstract universe is instinctively still perceived as a landscape by humanity. Art has the power to process the greater questions in life we ask ourselves in the chaotic world we are living in and will continue to be abstract reflections or become answers to unanswerable questions.
Eske Kath (b. 1975) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. Kath has exhibited at art venues such as Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Skagen Art Museum, J. F. Willumsen’s Museum, Viborg Kunsthal, Nikolaj Kunsthal and at selected galleries in New York.
Works by Eske Kath are part of the public collections at ARoS Aarhus Art Museum, HEART Museum, ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, Trapholt Museum of Modern Art, Sammlung Essl, Museum of Contemporary Art, Wien and is represented in collections of the New Carlsberg Foundation and in the Danish Art Foundation.
Installation view of Landscape – a solo exhibition by Eske Kath (2019)