The first solo exhibition of the international artist Yehudit Sasportas will open in January 2016 in Copenhagen.
Sasportas will exhibit new works, alongside some known creations representing her line of work.
The exhibition will include a group of paper drawings, the video film The Light workers which is one of the very well-known video films based on 150 manual drawings, and a series of large 3 dimensional / sculptural drawings.
The exhibition presents unusual landscape drawings which function as maps of mental data outlines. Sasportas's mind landscapes deal with the meeting point between the personal space and the collective expanse. At this junction, the personal life data becomes an anonymous fragment of information which functions as part of a wider and more complex sphere. The body of work itself deals with the encounter and the passage from the physical, structural and material to the weightless and ethereal metaphysical dimension.
The video film The Light workers will be shown in Denmark for the first time.
In the course of the film, the drawn trees and swamps become a reflection of themselves, slowly exposing the absence of the foundation which nurtures the forest. The forest body turns into a landscape line moving and imprisoned between one dimension and another.
Sasportas's preoccupation with the constant movement between different time zones and the penetration of one dimension into another belong to the inner core of her work.
These movements expose subconscious materials which have not undergone full integration.
They often serve as interface or meeting points between the invisible but perceived subconscious space and the physical sphere, which in turn echoes their effect.
In the new works different black geometrical parts represent metaphorically an alienation from the rest of the domestic life space or from the rest of the work itself.
The idea of Metaphysical components integrated in the physical dimension within the same body of work is an essential part in Sasportas' s artistic attitude
Sasportas's body of work has been representing high tension and constant inner conflict for years. The exhibition at the gallery will show a part of this material. It will include the new vertical swamp works created expressly for this new exhibition. They consist of large drawings on wooden planks. The work surface shows particles of a foreign material which have penetrated it and been impressed in it, representing the penetration of subconscious or foreign information from an invisible sphere into the visible.
Like many of Sasportas's sculptural installations in recent years, the current exhibition presents the spectator with a species of a reflexive and conceptual mirror field which exposes the personal consciousness structure and its placement in the collective sphere.