New Compositions - Paintings and Sculptures

03.06 – 19.08.2021


Galerie Mikael Andersen would like to welcome you to the opening of Tjorg Douglas Beer’s solo exhibition New Compositions, with new paintings, ceramics and bronze sculptures and by the artist, Thursday 3 June 2021, 5-7 pm.

In his recent series of paintings, Beer focuses on the process of painting itself. The development of the paintings is an intense ongoing process of interaction and improvisation. The results are paintings composed of abstract forms; some still carrying titles that refer to narratives that subsequently appear throughout the paintings’ development.

Beer uses acrylics, oils and spray paint, with the acrylics predominantly providing the background. Beer then uses spray paint and oils to cover larger areas with geometric shapes. The use of neon colours and metallic spray paints, and the resulting texture of these materials, contribute to a contemporary palette that Beer perceives to be somewhat evocative of sounds in electronic music, for example.

The bronze sculptures featured in the exhibition are in part inspired by classical Greek sculptures and their idealized versions of the human form. They are utopian / dystopian statues. They sculptures are composed of plastic Ken or Barbie dolls, and other plastic objects such as fast-food containers, cutlery and bottles cemented to their bodies. The figures are then cast in bronze and patinated. The sculpture 2B has a classic greenish patina, while AI has a more vibrant green patina invoking a more jarring, artificial quality. The ceramic sculptures have both anthropomorphic qualities as well as holding a resemblance to rockets and bombs, some a symbiosis of both man and object.

Tjorg Douglas Beer (b. 1973) lives and works between Athens and Hamburg.

Beer’s works form part of some of the most prestigious art collections and his work has been shown in galleries, institutions and museums in Europe, the United States, South America and Asia, for example Palais de Tokyo, France; Heart Herning Museum for Contemporary Art, Denmark and the Manifesta Biennial 11, Zurich, Switzerland.

For more information on the exhibition and for press photographs please contact the gallery on tel. 33 33 05 12 or email: The exhibition has been extended to the 19 August 2021. Daily opening hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–18, Saturday 11–15.