Press Asger H. Gjerdevik 

With the headline "5 Stars to young artist - impressive" the nation wide newspaper Berlingske has reviewed Asger H. Gjerdeviks solo exhibition at Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand on 26 may 2019.

 

The art critic Torben Weirup states, that "There is a remarkable painterly energy in Asger Gjerdevik's paintings - and a peculiar recognizability in his sculptures same place." (our translation).  

https://www.berlingske.dk/design-mode-og-arkitektur/5-stjerner-til-ung-kunstner-imponerende

5***** review in the nation wide newspaper Politiken 5 June 2019.

 

The art critic Trine Ross states, that Asger H. Gjerdevik paints with a remarkable steady hand even though the paintings can appear wild and expressive there is a surprising harmonic komposition in them.  (our translation). 

https://politiken.dk/kultur/art7225857/Det-kan-se-vildt-og-voldsomt-ud-men-der-er-faktisk-en-overraskende-ro-over-billedfladen-hos-den-unge-Gjerdevik

The nationwide newspaper Jyllands-Posten reviewed Asger Gjerdevik's exhibition Dive (26 June 2018) and gave the exhibition 5 *****: 

"(It is certainly not every day that you encounter a Danish artist who is educated at the prestigious art school Saint Martins in London and  who has afterwards graduated from the Royal College of Art. Looking at the exhibition at Alice Folker Galley, one understands why the 31-year-old Asger H. Gjerdevik has become a requested name in the world of art within a short time frame. Here we have an artist  who all at once is unique in his expression and who draws on the knowledge and experiences of his artistic predecessors.

 

The exhibition has been titled "Dive", inspired by the fresco of a diver discovered in 1968 in the southern Italian city of Pæstum in a tomb of 470 BC. We see the diver in one of the paintings, but the diving references go far beyond the purely literal. First, Asger H. Gjerdevik draws on the metaphysical and religious aspects of the word: the jump into the unknown, from one (earthly) sphere to another (mythical and transcendental). Secondly, the different ways to dive into something are investigated in his works."

(Tom Jørgensen, Jyllandsposten. Our translation.)

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