SHOWS @ CJG:
- Texas Contemporary
- NEXT Chicago 2011
- There Are Houses Everywhere
Artist's Resume (pdf, 322.41 Kb)
Artist's Catalog (pdf, 6.32 Mb)
Eske explores subject territory that balances colorful exuberance with images of destructive threat. In large format paintings and sculpture, Eske depicts nature and human civilization in conflict. This conflict has been at the heart of Eske’s practice for several years. Tension in the paintings emerges from the controlled nature of the work and the chaotic nature of the content therein, analogous perhaps to the relationship between house and earth previously mentioned. Eske shifts the role of destructor from Nature to Mankind himself and asks interesting questions about the durability of human civilization and the artist’s role and culpability as a member of that civilization. Eske’s preoccupation with catastrophe echoes the images that circulate frequently in global media today, and his work openly references topical events, such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico from earlier in 2010.
Eske Kath graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen in 2003. In 2009 he was commissioned to paint a chamber ceiling in the Crown Prince of Denmark’s Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Eske is represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen and Charlie James Gallery.
Shifting Arena Acrylic on unprimed linen 14 x 11 inches 2014
Press Release (pdf, 180.36 Kb)
Untitled (Blue), 2010. Mixed Media. 24 x 20 in.