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Asger Dybvad Larsen

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 x 180 cm - 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 × 180 cm - 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 110 x 90 cm - 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 110 × 90 cm - 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 x 155 cm - 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 × 155 cm - 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Hunting for Ouroboros - Mixed media on canvas & bronze - 235 x 100 x 95 
Viborg Kunsthal 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Hunting for Ouroboros - Mixed media on canvas & bronze - 235 × 100 × 95

Viborg Kunsthal 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 x 300 cm 
Estimated Time of Arrival - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 × 300 cm

Estimated Time of Arrival - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Estimated Time of Arrival - Installation view - Gether Contemporary 2019

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on linen canvas - 110 x 90 cm - 2020
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on linen canvas - 110 × 90 cm - 2020

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 x 160 cm - 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 200 × 160 cm - 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 180 x 140 cm - 2021
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Asger Dybvad Larsen - Untitled - Mixed media on canvas - 180 × 140 cm - 2021

Asger Dybvad Larsen takes up the painting both as a medium and as an art historical object. He fundamentally questions the autonomy of painting and exposes the artist's work and process while letting works connect with each other, in order to create new contexts in a concrete and historical way.

Over the past few years, Asger Dybvad Larsen has had his primary focus on painting, its art-historical ballast and an exploratory approach to the processing of the painting's traditional materials. In his production of works one finds clear references to iconic works of art history and currents. For instance, Asger Dybvad Larsen works with acrylic castings of paint trays on canvases of various sizes and shapes, and thereby creating a direct formalistic link to Frank Stella's striped geometric works and polygonal paintings.

By using the painting tray as a picture, he also creates a connection to his own practice in the studio, where his process is based on a continuous production and destruction of works. It is an open process in which the works that he works on are constantly in flux; They are cut up and put together in new ways, they get applied material and then are disassembled and sewn together again. What characterizes Asger Dybvad Larsen's practice therefore becomes his production and process, where the individual work becomes a picture of the constant artistic exchange and development, rather than it becoming a work in itself. The studio thus functions as an archive, which Asger Dybvad Larsen can flip back and forth in and where he can separate, compose and construct new contexts based on detached works, processes and thoughts. He describes himself as; "... powerless archivist for the inward-looking family tree, whose branches he constantly breaks off as proof that the construction actually exists", and based on this conception, the individual works thus appear as snapshots of the artistic journey through the archive's times and places.

Asger Dybvad Larsen relates dialectically to his works and to art history. The governing art-historical reference for his work is minimalism, in which he seeks to keep the subject out of the work. Through the work with simple forms and materials, a position is established where the viewer senses the work instead of consciously reading it. Minimalism produces a work that does not postulate to be anything other than what one sees. Form, structure and material constitute the object, which appears devoid of the expressive artist-self. It is the immediate physical experience that defines the reading of the work. This simplicity of expression and sensitivity in the senses characterize Asger Dybvad Larsen's expression. He produces physical works which, despite their restriction of the surface on which they work, appear sculptural and interact with the space in which they operate. The works resonate in the viewer's body and cause a sensation of the work that points beyond the material sum of the work that we, as spectators, are facing. 


Asger Dybvad Larsen (f. 1990, DK) lives and works i Århus. He is a graduate of Det Jyske Kunstakademi, 2017. He has solo exhibited at Galerie Rolando Anselmi (DE) & (IT), Geukens & de Vil Gallery (BE), Gether Contemporary (DK), Pablo’s Birthday (US), False Front (US). He has participated in group exhibitions at Art Sonje Center (KR), L21 (ES), Nordic Contemporary (FR), Fabbrica Orobia (IT), Arroniz Gallery (MEX), Ernesto Esposito Collection (IT), Galeria Boavista (P), Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Larm Galleri (DK), Rod Barton (UK), Brask Collection (DK). The works of Asger Dybvad Larsen can be experienced in the collections of AROS Aarhus Art Museum (DK) and CCA Collection (ES). In 2017 he received Juni Fonden’s art grand and in 2018 he became awarded with a scholarship from Lepsien Art Foundation i Düsseldorf. In 2017 Roulette Rousse puplished the monography ‘SPOR 1’ about Asger Dybvad Larsen.

Selected Exhibitions & Projects

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Estimated Time of Arrival

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Dialogues Objectified with Colors in an Unsolvable Rubiks Cube

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Asger Dybvad Larsen

Born 1990, Denmark

Education:

2016-2017

Jutland Art Academy.

2016

Malmö Art Academy

2012-2015

Jutland Art Academy.

2011-2012

Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø.

2008-2011

BGK - Billedkunstnerisk Grundkursus.

Upcoming:

2022

Solo exhibition, Gether Contemporary, DK

Solo and duo Exhibitions

2022

The window project, duo exhibition with Li Gang, Rolando Anselmi Galerie, Berlin DE

2021

Solo exhibition ‘Pausing Sisyphus’ orbit to see how hills shaped his boulder’, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy.

Duo exhibition ‘Traveling thresholds among mundane mutations’, Viborg Kunsthal, Viborg, Denmark

2019

Solo exhibition ‘Estimated Time of Arrival’, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

Solo exhibition ‘Breaking off branches with inoculated twigs’, Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Solo exhibition ‘A suggestion about something through a shadow’, Collectors Agenda, Vienna, Austria

2018

Solo exhibition ‘A Breed of Borders’, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany.

Solo exhibition ‘Dialogues Objectified with Colors in an Unsolvable Rubiks Cube’, Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017

L’Atelier Rouge, KN, Trento, Italy

A branch in relation to another, Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

What you’re reading is a gift that’s your problem (a memory of a misread Joseph Kosuth text), False Front, Portland, USA

What has surrounded the things that has already been said, articulated identically, with this information included, Galerie Rolando

Anselmi, Rome, Italy

2016

Sense of Space, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, USA, 2016.

2015

Distorted Data, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, USA

Transformed in Translation, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany

Art as Art, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013

Titel, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

Group Exhibitions:

2022

Group exhibition ‘New Positions’ at Gether Contemporary, Copenhagen, DK

Group exhibition ‘Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanissmmm’ at Art Sonje Center, Seoul, South Korea

Group exhibition ‘The Colour And The Shape’ at Bohemian’s Guild, Tokyo, Japan

2020

Grand Opening, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy.

CONFINED CHALLENGE 2.0, Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium

2019

Silent Matters, Galerie Raum Mit Licht, Vienna, Austria

2018

Darkest Before Dawn, Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France

Dark was the Night, CCA, Centre of Contemporary Art, Andratx, Spain

Group show, Geukens & De Vil Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

Material Art Fair with Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Mexico City, Mexico

The Bech Risvig collection, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk, Denmark

In the depth of the surface, Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, New York, USA

2017

20 cm from the ground, L21, Mallorca, Spain

Some advances in sedimentation / the things that make art, Kunsthal Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark

Selected works from the Bech Risvig collection, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

MICRO SALON#7, glerie l’inlassable, Paris, France

2016

#paintingssssss, Hunted Projects, Edinburgh, Scotland

Nordic Contemporary, Paris, France

DANMARK, curated by Mikkel Carl, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Hawt Show, by Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Rome, Italy

Abstraction 2, Arróniz, Mexico City, Mexico

In the depth of the surface, Ex Fabrica Orobia 15, Milano, Italy

Aujourd’hui je dis oui, Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon, Portugal

Face To Face, Ernesto Esposito Collection, Palazzo Fruscione Salerno, Italy

2015

Rod Barton, London, United Kingdom

Running Fence, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

Negating Depressings, Sixty Eight, Copenhagen, Denmark

At the Crack of Dawn, LARMgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014

Sommer Skulptur Søby, Biennale, Søby, Denmark

Brask Collection, Munkeruphus, Gilleleje, Denmark

Das Kunstbüro, Artspace, Aarhus, Denmark

2013

Skovsnogen, Artspace, Kibæk, Denmark

2012

Sommer Skulptur Søby, Biennale, Søby, Denmark

Public Collections:

CCA, Centre of Contemporary Art.

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum.

Skovsnogen Artspace.

Prizes:

2017

The 15th of June’s Honorary Prize

Curatorial projects

2020

Albert Mertz, The Body, se!, Udstillings- & projektrum, Aarhus, Denmark

2015

Running Fence, Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro, Denmark

Residences:

2018

Silk screen grant, Lepsien Art Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany, 2018

CCA Artist-in-Residence, Mallorca, Spain

2015

Danny Firsts, The La Brea Artist in Residence studio, Los Angeles, American

Art Fairs:

2021

Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen DK

Artissima Art Fair, Copenhagen DK

2020

Enter Art Fair, Copenhagen DK

2019

Art Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, DE