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Eske Kath   


Arena
September 6 - October 25, 2014

Artist's Reception: September 6, 2014, 7-10pm


Show Catalog (pdf, 9.54 Mb)

Arena is the chosen title for Danish artist Eske Kath’s second solo show with the gallery in Los Angeles. This new body of work will examine Kath’s interest in the forces of destruction and rebirth and the tension as an artist between chaos and control. Kath is painting on multiple surfaces for this show. Several pieces are painted directly onto raw linen wherein Kath has drawn compositional rules as the basis for his figuration. Foreground and background change position, and visible bits of linen and sketch lines become part of the finished work. The pattern of woven linen is exposed in these pieces, suggesting patterns of sand. As in all of Kath’s work, the single-family house is again depicted, in this work partially immersed in tides of (linen) sand. There are also paintings on blackboards, with houses in similar states of submergence by the ashen surface of the boards. Some pieces find houses in flight; against the dark surface of the blackboards suggestive of deep space. The surfaces of hard-bound books are also subjects of composition.

Eske Kath (b. 1975, Denmark) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Artist in Copenhagen, DK, graduating in 2003. In 2009, Kath was commissioned to paint a chamber ceiling in the Crown Prince of Denmark’s Amalienborg Palace. Kath’s work has been exhibited internationally, including Denmark, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles, Oslo, Frankfurt and Vienna. He is represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen and Berlin, by Judith Charles Gallery in New York, and by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles. Kath lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Shore, 2014, 74" x 86", acrylic and coal on unprimed linen

Shore, 2014, 74" x 86", acrylic and coal on unprimed linen

Eske Kath   


Arena
September 6 - October 25, 2014

Shore, 2014, 74" x 86", acrylic and coal on unprimed linen

Shore, 2014, 74" x 86", acrylic and coal on unprimed linen