- October 2021 (1)
REFLECTIONS by Niels Corfitzen (DK)
OCT 29 – NOV 27, 2021
Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present REFLECTIONS - the first solo show of Niels Corfitzen. For a long time, we wished to present the broad scope of Corfitzen’s oeuvre and finally we are happy to showcase an exquisite representation of his works. As part of the occasion, we are also hosting a book release of NIELS CORFITZEN: REFLECTIONS which is a hardcover of the artist’s works together with text by art historian Thyge Christian Fønss-Lundberg and a postscriptum by Peter Kær.
Niels Corfitzen has developed a one-of-a-kind style of portraiture, landscapes, and figurative painting. It is characterized by multiple elements that catch the eye making the results always fascinating. The portraits, specifically, have an exciting approach to present this long-known medium in a new, fresh light. What the viewer imagines as a correct portrait work would be the precision to present every detail in accordance with reality. Niels Corfitzen, with confident paint strokes, creates glitches that give the paintings a superb contemporary approach.
People are the common theme of Niels Corfitzen’s paintings as he is passionately interested in the human nature – the physique and psyche. As much as his early works contained a great study of detail, the literal and understandable, a shift towards abstract and incomprehensible can be noticed. This change allows room for imagination and subjectivity. It is a daring approach of the artist with all the respect to the viewer because it becomes a subject for interpretation and possible dialogue, rather than a given finale.
Art historian and specialist Peter Kær perfectly captures with words what Niels Corfitzen paints on the canvas:
“Niels Corfitzen wants to move us. He invites us to begin a journey on multiple levels. We travel in a concrete sense. We travel through the memories, where we can adjust reality. We travel in dreams, where we can go anywhere. By sea. By land. Soaring through the air. Tuscany. Japan. A lift in the north of the city. Sitting, floating, or sitting mid-air on a rug surrounded by water and lily pads.”
This excerpt from NIELS CORFTIZEN: REFLECTIONS together with other insights by Peter Kær will be introduced during the opening reception at 5 pm. The book will be available for sale in the gallery.
Niels Corfitzen (b. 1980) is based in Copenhagen. He is a self-taught and extremely prominent artist. His paintings have been shown in many group exhibitions since 2008. The works have attracted Danish and International audience alike. His CV includes shows in Prague, London, Oslo, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Finland, New York and Miami. In 2018 he was commissioned a portrait of H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik unveiled at Amalienborg. His works are found in many private and public collections.
Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites you to the opening of the exhibition REFLECTION by Niels Corfitzen Friday, October 29 from 4 to 7 pm. The artist will be present during the opening reception and we will serve cool drinks and snacks. The show will run until November 27. We kindly remind you to keep a safe distance to other visitors.
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 15-18, Saturday 12-16. For further information and sales request, please contact the gallery at: email@example.com or at +45 33 93 92 00. Bredgade 75, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, Denmark.