Gether Contemporary (DK)

Gether Contemporary was founded by Sophus Gether in the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen, Denmark in 2014. The gallery is devoted to the exhibition of contemporary art and its vision is to present a programme that deviates from established norms and provokes new thoughts and feelings. The gallery has built its foundation on supporting young ambitious talents, each with a radical and distinctive approach towards artistic practice.

Pierre Knop (FR)

In Pierre Knop’s paintings, trees, mountains, sky and sea loom large, powerfully upstaging the small figures quietly hiking, resting or performing mundane tasks. His rich narrative paintings invoke the painterly energy of the Expressionists and Post-Impressionists, recalling the sensibilities of Edvard Munch and Francis Bacon, among others. By balancing the use of finely-drawn lines with thicker brush strokes, the intentional with the unintentional, the descriptive with the ambiguous, Knop presents a fluid scene in a continual state of flux and tension.

Pierre Knop (b. 1982, Nancy; FR) was born in France and raised in Germany. He graduated from Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2013 and now lives and works in Cologne, Germany. Solo exhibitions include Kunsthaus Essen (DE), Anat Ebgi (US), Kunstverein-Koelnberg (DE), CHOI & LAGER (KR/DE) and Yossi Milo Gallery (US).

Bay Watch

Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 120 cm
2021

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Boxers

Mixed media on canvas, 155 x 175 cm
2021

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Lost Board

Mixed media on canvas, 95 x 120 cm
2021

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Skinny Leg Dad

Mixed media on canvas, 155 x 185 cm
2021

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Soon in Korea

Mixed media on canvas, 115 x 150 cm
2021

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Swiss Summer Evening

Mixed media on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
2021

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Trail

Mixed media on canvas, 120 x 160 cm
2021

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Voyage

Mixed media on canvas, 130 x 105 cm
2021

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“I have a lot of images or photographs of my family history, travels, historical images etc. in my archive. I also use them as a starting point. They sometimes help to provoke an initial idea - like Rauschenberg would do with his book on Dante or Peter Doig would when watching the end scene of a horror movie. I think it was Friday 13th.”

Pierre Knop