Painting and other bad Habits
Opening: Friday, 16/11 at. 17-19
Charlotte Fogh Gallery is happy to invite you to this year’s two winter exhibitions.
In the main gallery we present the exhibition, “Painting and Other Bad Habits”, with 5 international artists who, based on the painting, explore the boundaries of traditional paintings. Common to the artists is that they either consciously or by virtue of the distance to the classical ideals of art, draw a line from Art Brut. Art Brut, translated as “raw art”, was invented by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art such as graffiti or naive art, which is made outside of the academic tradition. Dubuffet saw the traditional art as hampered and dominated by academic training. For Dubuffet, Art Brut – which included graffiti, the work of insanity, children and primitive artists, was the immediate raw expression of a vision or feelings that were not expressed in academic art. The exhibition, “Painting and Other Bad Habits”, goes beyond this and challenges the classic paintings conventions and boundaries. The works unfold from paintings over boards, plates and shrinks, and span motivationally wide from the abstract to the more figurative; with expressive brush strokes, raw color areas, and with hints of drawings and fragments of stories.