Jens Birkemose

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Jens Birkemose & Morten Søndergaard: Breve

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Jens Birkemose (b. 1943, Denmark)

Jens Birkemose & Morten Søndergaard: Breve

Publisher: SOD Space of Drawings, Copenhagen 2011. Language: Danish. 60 color illustrated pages. Book design by Jens Birkemose and Anders Brinch.

ISBN: 978-87-994697-0-3

Bogen tager os med ind i et nært venskab mellem billedkunstneren Jens Birkemose og forfatteren Morten Søndergaard, som gennem det sidste årti i ord og billeder har udvekslet tanker og erindringer i form af breve til hinanden. I disse breve, der på forskellig vis mestrer associationens poetiske karakter, væver Birkemose og Søndergaard et univers af tankeeksperimenter og erindringsbilleder – fra kærlighedsforhold, fra flygtige samtaler eller avisudklip, der kommer til udtryk som umiskendelige tolkninger og kommentarer til kunsten, hverdagen og en verden af udsagn i ord og billeder.

Bogen er udgivet i forbindelse med Jens Birkemoses udstilling Damen i Søen i 2011 i SOD Space of Drawings, og indeholder et udpluk af Morten Søndergaards breve til Birkemose, samt Birkemoses tegninger og papirarbejder fra udstillingen.

About the artist

Jens Birkemose (b. 1943, Denmark) originally studied classical music before his studies at Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris and at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. In 1980 he awarded the lifelong working grant from the Danish Arts Foundation, and in 1991 he received Eckersberg Medaillen.

For nearly half a Century now, Jens Birkemose has mastered the poetic nature of association and improvisation. In 1970 he published ‘Correspondances’, a publication of drawings and various paper based works. The title refers to Baudelaire’s famous poem from the collection “Les Fleurs du Mal” (1857), in which he claimed true the existence of a common symbol representational of smell, color and sound. Birkemose makes use of drawing linguistically – creating a conversation, which communicates and carries within it signs of life. His practice has since become a myriad of visually similar poetic publications and booklets, in which the combination of text and fragemented imagery put against a mass of thought experiments, are expressed as unmistakable interpretations and commentaries on art, life and a world of thoughts in words and aesthetics.

Birkemose presents us in his work including both painting and collages, with a sharp sense of aesthetics, for the weird and quirky, the absurd and the abstract. Evocative photos, keepsakes from love affairs, from casual conversations or newspaper, appear insistantly, acting as fuel in Birkemose’s production; always in new contexts, new variations, new rhythms, new sounds.

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