Date:  05 September 2014 - 19 December 2014

The Art of Re-Enchantment

"The shock of the new" - those are the words that have been used about the work of Norwegian artist Frans Widerberg. Experience his exhibition The Art of Re-Enchantment at Kings Place Gallery in London.

When Frans Widerberg made his international debut at the Venice Biennale of 1978, the effect he caused was “the shock of the new”. At the time the dominant idiom was abstraction but Widerberg, the spiritual descendant of Munch, unleashed upon an unsuspecting world images bathed in blazing light. 

In Widerberg’s world of meta reality, natural laws do not apply: “I provide myself with a pictorial universe where up is down and down is up; where far away is close and close is even closer – or farther away”, he says. In these existential voids Widerberg deftly marshals his cast of avatars, alienated humans, floating figures, winged dogs, harpies and bears, all conjured into being in saturated reds, blues and yellows.

Until December his work will be on show at Kings Place Gallery. The exhibition is a Northumbria University Gallery Touring Exhibition. 

Frans Widerberg at Kings Place Gallery

5 Sept - 19 Des
Open 9am - 8pm daily
Admission Free

Kings Place Gallery
Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG

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