The Sky is the Limit. Solo Show with Ole Tersløse. Office & Showroom. Choriner Strasse 49. 10435 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg. U2 Senefelder Platz. Opening Oct 17 2014, 19:00. Until Nov 1
On occasion of the release of the book “The Sky is the Limit”, showing major works of the Danish artist Ole Tersløse, BSA artists will have a solo show with a selection of Terløse’s works – all lambdaprints (digital photography) mounted behind glass.
The book has an introduction to Tersløse’s art written by the French art historian Itzhak Goldberg.
Ole Tersløse graduated as a painter from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2000 and has worked increasingly with computer manipulated photography and visualization in 3D computer programs ever since.
Most of the visual components in Ole Tersløse’s works are made from scratch in the same computer programs used when creating special effects for films such as Lord of the Rings and Avatar.
When printed as fine art photography, his works often evoke a sense of doubt: Are we looking at some kind of manipulated photography or a painting carried out in a meticulous way? The artist presents a digital “Model World” that may seem realistic from a distance, but when examined closely appears fabricated.
In this digital world, “the sky is definitely the limit”. Any rule – no matter if it aesthetic, logical or technical – is broken.
The carefully constructed compositions may suggest influence from the great renaissance and baroque painters, but Tersløse’s pictures are not allegories having a didactic purpose conveying “the meaning of life”. The characters in the pictures simple behave too crazy to make any sense. As Goldberg puts it:
“His human beings (?), alone or isolated within a group, seem to perform strange rituals and participate in expansive ceremonies. Their carefully executed, absurd gestures and frozen attitudes appear to be part of an incongruous ballet.”
For good reasons Itzhak Goldberg characterizes Tersløse’s imagery as a “topsy-turvy universe” with strong references to surrealism. But he sees the Danish artist as a kind of postmodernist too and concludes:
In short, this is a postmodernism that, as in a dream, does not shy away from incoherence or contradiction and allows for a touch of madness. In the words of Diderot: “There is no great artist who has not received a hammer blow to the head.”
Barmy indeed; you were warned.
Ole Tersløse has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Europe and U.S.A. He is represented at museums in Denmark and at Los Angeles Center For Figital Art, LA, and he is one of 26 younger artists from all over the world that took part in the project “The Book de los Muertos”. The project ended up as an e-book, where the Italian curator, Giovanni Cervi, interviewed each artist asking them the exact same questions about life, death, rebirth, their dreams and their artistic intentions.
About Ole Tersløse
Ole Tersløse was born in Denmark in 1971 and graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2000.He has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Europe and U.S.A.
He is represented at museums in Denmark and at Los Angeles Center For Figital Art, LA, and he is one of 26 younger artists from all over the world that took part in the project “The Book de los Muertos”.
The project ended up as an e-book, where the Italian curator, Giovanni Cervi, interviewed each artist asking them the exact same questions about life, death, rebirth, their dreams and their artistic intentions.
Solo-show at BSA artists
Office & Showroom
Choriner Strasse 49
10435 Berlin – Prenzlauer Berg
U2 Senefelder Platz
Opening Oct 17 2014, 19:00
Until Nov 1
Ole Tersløse’s homepage: http://www.terslose.dk/