Visitor adress: Flæsketorvet 69 – 71, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.
Wednesday – Friday 12 pm – 6 pm
Saturday 12 pm – 4 pm
and by appointment
Phone: +45 33 31 03 21
Pilkington’s (b. 1990) work explores abstraction through figuration, investigating the role of the motif and the relationship it holds to drawing in contemporary ab-stract painting. His seductive explorations of colour are informed by clarity and confidence through painterly application. These paintings offer propositions through simplification and rejection, where there becomes a focus on the reduction of motifs and references, suggesting a narrative by employing elements of primitivism in a bold, honest and playful way. Paintings teeter between the unresolved and the overworked. This body of work combines the urgency of drawing with a painterly surface.
While working at punk music venues as a teenager in Copenhagen, Rose Eken (b. 1976) developed a fascination with concert detritus. The objects she was made to clean up after an event—cigarette butts, drug paraphernalia, beer cans, discarded clothing, and lost cell phones—became emblems of punk rock culture, which she now reproduces in the form of hand-painted ceramic miniatures. Sculpting objects found in concert halls, kitchens, studios and similarly ubiqui-tous locations, Eken methodically replicates detritus often placing them very systematic in a grid, suggestive of scientific categorization. Her arrangements and sheer amount of production assume an anthropological quality, documenting and preserving the relics of a culture and celebrating a history in process. While Eken also produces embroideries, drawings, and sometimes even videos,she favours clay for its versatility and clumsy form, as shaping and firing warp the object along the way, resulting in unforeseen and unpredictable imperfections.