January 2 – March 30, 2018
Danish artist Jesper Dyrehauge, based in Berlin and Denmark, has developed a specific methodology and artistic philosophy that seeks to invent new dialogues between paint, canvas, color, form. Using carefully sculpted carrots as tools, Dyrehauge stamps raw canvases with gridded fields of colored dots and marks, creating iterative blocs of rhythmic patterning that meet, bleed and coalesce in organic and dynamic motifs. Carrot-stamping is a technique by which the artist escapes the hierarchies and grand narratives inherent in traditional painting, and which allows unforeseen, subtle nuances and patterns to emerge in his work. As a process it is iterative and methodical, requiring a precision of attention whilst carrying forward its own imprecisions, slippages and ellipses. By allowing elements of chance, error and even humor to enter his work, Dyrehauge’s process proposes a form of painting in a more fluid, uncategorized and non-hierarchical state.
Dyrehauge graduated from the Art Academy of Jutland, Aarhus and Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 1999. In 2011 with Lotte Møller he established the Berlin project space ‘die raum’, which he co-directed until 2015. His residency is generously supported by the Danish Arts Council.