Loji Höskuldsson & Rose Eken – The Domestic and Recognisable

Portrait of Loji Höskuldsson (Left). Portrait of Rose Eken (Right), Photo: Fryd Frydendahl.

Category

Talk

Date & Time

1 Sep16:15 – 17:00

Venue

The Chapel, Charlottenborg

Even though Loji Höskuldsson and Rose Eken work quite differently as artists there is a thematic kinship between in how they each work with recognisable and familiar elements of our domestic lives.

Loji Höskuldsson’s (b. 1987, Iceland) works playfully explores the traditional ways of embroidery, a technique he inherited from his mother who is a professional seamstress and embroidery expert. In his works Höskuldsson often depicts a sort of still life with focus on everyday objects, plants and fruits, and the subtle poetic situations in our domestic lives.

Rose Eken (b. 1976, Denmark) builds a world of works that are both recognisable but never 1:1 portraits as she twists and turns the scale and proportions of the objects she works from. Her method of working and her large-scale installations assume an anthropological quality, documenting and preserving the relics of a culture and celebrating a history in process.

Moderator: Francesca Gavin, London based Curator, Writer and Editor.

This venue is wheelchair accessible.