Martin Asbæk Gallery (DK)

Martin Asbæk Gallery was founded in 2005 by Martin Asbæk and is a contemporary art gallery with a mix of Danish and international artists, ranging from well-established to up-and-coming. Artists represented by the gallery work in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and video.

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Martin Asbæk Gallery will present the work of three significant female artists working between vastly different media: from the bold, intuitive strokes of Clare Woods, to the uneasy sculptural universe of Maria Rubinke, through to Elina Brotherus’ autobiographical and an art historical approach to fine art photography.

Maria Rubinke, ...but I love none better than you, 2022, patinated bronze, 38 x 21 x 30 cm, edition of 7 + 2 AP

Clare Woods, Setting, 2021, oil on aluminium, 50 x 50 cm

Elina Brotherus, Aften i Ny-Hellesund (båt), 2018, pigment ink print on Museo Silver Rag paper, 90 x 120 cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP

Clare Woods (UK)

Clare Woods’ paintings are essentially concerned with sculpting an image in paint and expressing the strangeness of an object. Woods composes her paintings on aluminum, and her bold strokes are guided by intuition. Woods’ choice of subject matter has in recent years moved from a fascination with subconscious expressions of anxiety in the landscape to depicting the vulnerability and short-lived nature of life through still-lives with flowers as well as shapes of the human body.

Clare Woods’ (b. 1972) solo exhibitions include Serlachius Museum (2022), Pallant House (2016), André Buchmann Galerie (2014), The New Art Centre (2013). Her work is included in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Arken Museum of Modern Art, The National Collection of Wales, among others. Woods lives and works in London.

Setting

Oil on aluminium, 50 x 50 cm
2021

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Curing

Oil on aluminium, 50 x 50 cm
2021

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Fantasy Phobia

Oil on aluminium, 150 x 200 cm
2022

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Future Predictions

Oil on aluminium, 150 x 100 cm
2022

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The Rest of Life

Oil on aluminium, 70 x 50 cm
2021

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Maria Rubinke (DK)

Working with bronze castings as well as classic porcelain figurines, Maria Rubinke allows for the incomprehensible and chaotic in the human subconscious to rise to the surface. Simultaneously charming and grotesque, the beguiling ambiguity of Rubinke’s works strengthen the perplexing effect, leaving the spectator with the responsibility to interpret each work – each fragment of a fiction that doesn’t really exist.

Maria Rubinke’s (b. 1985) solo exhibitions include Kastrupgårdsamlingen (2019), Bornholms Kunstmuseum (2019), Vejle Kunstmuseum (2012). Her work is included in the collection of EMMA Espoo Musuem of Modern Art, Haugar Vestfold Museum Art, Vejle Kunstmuseum, among others. Rubinke lives and works in Copenhagen.

...but I love none better than you

Patinated bronze, 38 x 21 x 30 cm, edition of 7 + 2 AP
2022

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I did not die, and yet I lost life's breath

Patinated bronze, 35 x 27 x 27 cm, edition of 7 + 2 AP
2022

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Elina Brotherus (FI)

Alternating between an autobiographical and an art-historical approach, internationally acclaimed photographer and video artist Elina Brotherus works are often self-portraits exploring the human figure within a landscape, and the gaze of an artist on his/her model. In her most recent work, Brotherus realizes and interprets written instructions from both the avantgarde and the neo-avantgarde movement, bringing these movements into a new era, Brotherus work therefore stands as a both a continuation as well as a modulation of these past movements.

Elina Brotherus’ (b. 1972) solo exhibitions include Weserburg Museum für Moderne Kunst (2020), Kunst Haus Wien (2018), Centre Pompidou (2017). Her work is included in the collection of Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo (MAXXI), Moderna Museet, among others. Brotherus lives and works in Helsinki and Avallon.

Aften i Ny-Hellesund (båt)

Pigment ink print on Museo Silver Rag paper, 90 x 120 cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP
2018

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Lighthouse (Day)

Pigment ink print on Museo Silver Rag paper, 90 x 120 cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP
2019

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Morgen i Ny-Hellesund

Pigment ink print on Museo Silver Rag paper, 90 x 120 cm, edition of 6 + 2 AP
2018

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During CHART 2022, Martin Asbæk Gallery will present a solo exhibition entitled "Stolen Fire" by Ebbe Stub Wittrup in the gallery space in Copenhagen (12 Aug - 10 Sep). Photo by Joakim Züger.