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The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit

02.11 – 14.12.2018

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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Installation view, Eske Kath, The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, 2018. Photo: Jan Søndergaard
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Galerie Mikael Andersen would like to welcome you to the opening of The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit with new paintings and sculptures by Eske Kath on Friday 2 November 2018, 5-7 pm.


Lawn chairs are scattered around the gallery space while two sculptural parasols provide shade from the large, almost obtrusive suns shining their light from the paintings on the walls.

 

Under, over and through these brilliant suns, landscapes stretch and bend. But in Eske Kath’s paintings, landscapes appear not as we are accustomed to, not like the nature we know – or think we know. Rather, they assume an unrestrained character as horizons are twisted, turned, and inverted. Night and day mirror one another, fusing while heaven and earth dissolve, melding as one in seemingly constant mutations.

 

Eske Kath investigates the fundamental uncertainty that has become a basic condition for our time where man-made technology radically changes climate and landscapes – as well as our fundamental understanding of our relationship with nature and what it means to be human. Synthesizing the aesthetic with the nearly unfathomable conclusions and implications of quantum physics, Kath approaches landscape painting in a novel way.

 

In the face of the incomprehensible and the immense – climate change, mass extinction, ecological crises, ecosystems in rapid transformation – art, and perhaps painting in particular, has the ability to grasp the difficult abstraction: viewing Kath’s paintings, we accept the principles of uncertainty that comprise the landscapes. When all other modes of explanation fail, art is perhaps best-suited to respond to subjects that we struggle to comprehend.

 

The Fundamental Uncertainty from Where I Sit invites the spectator to grab a chair, sit down in the shade of a parasol, and take time to behold and consider the disturbing as well as the captivating in Eske Kath’s works.

 

Eske Kath (b. 1975) is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 1997-2004. He lives and works in Copenhagen and has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad. In January 2019 Trapholt Museum of Art and Design will show Eske Kath’s solo exhibition Den Fundamentale Usikkerhed.