Frederik Næblerød selected exhibitions
Group Exhibition 'In Full Sunlight' Schwerin, Germany - November 2019 - January 2020
Works by the Danish artists Asger Harbou Gjerdevik, Frederik Næblerød and Lone Haugaard Madsen is on show at Kunstverein in Schwerin, Germany.
IN FULL SUNLIGHT presents contemporary positions from Denmark with the disparate manifestations of minimalist abstraction as well as variants of new figuration. The aim is not a superficial juxtaposition of these artistic approaches, but a reference to the covariance of structures, varieties and experimental fields within contemporary Danish art, which – especially in the compatibility of these simultaneous approaches – query the painting on its conditions and possibilities.
In his expressive paintings and drawings Frederik Næblerød takes a reference to social issues and the world of things – in a purposeful striking way: a fishing boat, a watering can, a bird. Not infrequently, the simplistic figurative representations, as well as his small-format sculptures, tilt over to the fantastic and grotesque.
On several levels, however, Asger Harbou Gjerdevik combines figurative content with abstract color elements and other materials on his large-format canvases in a collage-like overlay. Through the abundance of interrelated elements and partly scenic representations, he generates visual complexity and the suggestion of a narrative content.
KUNSTHALLE im E-Werk, Spieltordamm 5, 19055 Schwerin, Germany
Frederik Næblerød and Casper Aguila' duo exhibition Protection from Bad Weather
Politikens Forhal from November 25 2019 - January 25 2020.
Næblerød's and Aguila's artistic practices - both individually and together - are driven by an immediate desire and an unreserved urge to create and express themselves. Drawing, ceramics and painting blend with photography, collages and installations on a large scale. The motifs revolve around topics related to taboos, euphoria and loss of control and contain an unspoken quest for anchor points in a constantly changing world.
Protection from Bad Weather contains a series of new works by Frederik Næblerød and Casper Aguila and a large installation of residual materials created for the space of Politikens Forhal. In here we are on a curious discovery and in here we seek protection from the weather - and the world outside.
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Monster & Politik – keramik af Frederik Næblerød
21. juni – 24. august 2019
Monstre og det groteske har altid været en del af vores forestillingsverden. De optræder i de tidligste skriftlige kilder og i folkesagn fra alle dele af verden.
I renæssancen, hvor de store opdagelsesrejser fandt sted, afbildede man monstre på de uudforskede og ukendte dele af verdenskortet. I moderne tid fødes monstrene af teknologi der løber løbsk.
Men monstre er ikke fremmede. Nogle psykologer mener, at monstre er en del af vores psykologi – som det modsatte af lys, og som det modsatte af det gode. På den måde er monstre et spejl. Det vi frygter i os selv.
Det sublime bruges om en særlig ophøjet skønhed, som man f.eks. finder i naturen, der er så overvældende, at den kan være smertefuld at erfare.
Synet af det frygtelige eller uhyggelige fremkalder en splittelse, når den iblandes nydelse. Beskueren fanges mellem at længes og frastødes. Det er en sanselig følelse, et modsigelsesfuldt begær.
Frygt er en af de stærkeste følelser. I samtidens post-faktuelle samfund er det også en af de mest fremherskende. Fake news spiller på frygten i internettets opmærksomheds-økonomi, fordi fake news manipulerer med os og udstiller vores fordomme og dogmatiske forestillinger om verden.
Vi frygter stadig naturen, men i dag er det en natur, vi selv har været med til at skabe.
Frederik Næblerøds bearbejdelse af temaet Monster & Politik tager udgangspunkt i det groteske. Fantasidyr som både er frastødende og dragende i deres materialitet. Skabninger der kommer fra det sorte, kolde havdyb eller dybet i os selv.
De er en rå og sær latter over at vi trods vores teknologi stadig er underlagt naturen. Og at naturen stadig bestemmer vores livsbetingelser. Der samtidig gør os opmærksom på at vi som kroppe er en del af samme system som alle andre levende dyr. Alle kroppe påvirker verden. Alt der ånder er en politisk ontologi.
Duo Exhibition 'OFF-GRID' Alice Folker Gallery January - March 2019
Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød were nominated for the art critic award AICA in the spring 18’ for their project ”Korshage” (2015-17). The artists have made a film about the project which we will show during the exhibition alongside their works made of found objects. The duo was awarded DKK 50,000 by The Danish Arts Foundation for their exhibition OFF GRID at Alice Folker Gallery.
''The house near Korshage in Odsherred’s natural areas was situated so close to the coast that you had to go around it, if one was walking at the beach. When the autumn storm three years ago rushed through and made it uninhabitable, the artists took over. During three years, they changed the architecture, worked from the location and exhibited their own and also other’s works. Materials were recycled and new ones arrived. The floor slanted, but was freshly painted. Mirrors and foil were placed outside to catch the ocean and the sun.
A film from the project has been exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, which also tells the story that the house was originally inhabited by the poet Kai Hoffmann, who was a part of the group of artists who moved from the city to work freely from Odsherred and to be affected by the tranquility of the place. Aguila and Næblerød's project was an art storm, in the tradition of art squat, which most often takes place in cities where artists make pop-up exhibitions or work for a long time from abandoned industrial buildings.
The artists in Korshage were never officially allowed to use the house – in that way they were squatting, but in a generous way, because they took what no one else could use and made it into something that everyone was welcome to visit for as long as it lasted. Every year, the sea has flushed through and taken pieces of the house, which was finally removed at the end of 2017. The artists have raised a large white cross and have placed a bench from which one can sit and look at the sea. Natural stones from the beach is stacked in structures, and in the spirit of the project, passers-by build on the structures.
It is a project that will not die and deserves recognition to insist that art, generously and sustainably, can take place in unexpected places'. (Our translation, original Danish text by Line Rosenvinge)
During the summer and fall 2018 Casper Aguila & Frederik Næblerød have carefully restored an old and abandoned farm on the countryside north of Denmark. They have removed loads of garbage and decay and by using materials from the recycling station they have painted the farm inside and outside. During the process they have created sculptures, paintings, photos and installations on the farm. Some of the works made on the farm will also be included in the exhibition in the gallery.