We are pleased to present a solo exhibition by Peter Köhler (b.1971) at the sixth edition of Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen, Denmark. Following the well-received exhibition Crepuscular Tales in the Stockholm gallery late 2017, Köhler has completed a new series of large scale drawings. The American art critic Terry R. Myers wrote in his essay about Köhler’s carefully detailed drawings:
His drawings may be tales but they don’t become full-blown stories, even though they set up hallucinatory narrative structures with meticulously detailed and visually stimulating depictions of what frequently appear to be specific people, places and things. These picture-tales might even have a beginning and an end, as well as prodigious amounts of activity in between, but they resist narrative completion and temporal conformity by embedding the legibility of their representational flexibility into a compositional framework that enables the drawing to transcend any or all limitations of interpretation. (Nevertheless, it is not unimaginable to name the majority of characters, creatures or whatever else we’re looking at in them, no matter how bizarre any of these things may be.) These drawings almost prompt microscopic inspection, but such an investigative way of looking usually leads to assumptions being made about what something must mean, and I’m convinced that that is a dead end, or better yet a buzz kill of the surprising openness of these overflowing yet well-built drawings.
– Terry R. Myers
Excerpt from an essay in the book Crepuscular Tales (2017)
Peter Köhler was born 1971 in Stockholm, Sweden where he lives and works. He is educated at The Royal Institute of Arts, Stockholm, Sweden (1995–2000). Selected solo exhibitions: Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2017, 2015, 2012, 2010, 2009), Tobey Fine Arts, New York, USA (2006, 2003), Galleri 54, Gothenburg, Sweden (2005), Botkyrka Konsthall, Sweden (2004), Brändström & Stene, Stockholm, Sweden (2002). Selected group exhibitions: Artipelag, Stockholm, Sweden (2018), Alma, Stockholm, Sweden (2017), Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, Sweden (2017), RYMD Konstrum, Stockholm, Sweden (2015), Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014), Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden (2013, 2011, 2010, 2009), Frieze Art Fair, London, UK (2012). He has done several public commissions and is represented in private and public collections in Sweden, Europe and USA.
Welcome to visit us in booth #32!
Chart builds on the Nordic tradition of collaboration, presenting the leading galleries in the region in unison throughout the historic halls of Kunsthal Charlottenburg, and for its first time at Den Frie. The 2018 edition of Chart Art Fair will have an increased focus on solo and dual presentations and will introduce many works produced specially for the fair by internationally recognized artists.
Focusing on the cross-section between art and design, the 2018 exhibitors at Chart Design Fair range from established galleries to experimental newcomers from the Nordic region, all working within the highest level of modern and contemporary collectible design.
In conjunction with the fairs, Chart presents an ambitious, non-profit program focusing on emerging talents in art, design and architecture. The program also includes a comprehensive schedule of performances, concerts and talks exploring artistic alliances across disciplines and institutions.
Friday August 31: 4.00–8.00 pm
Saturday September 1: 12.00–6.00 pm
Sunday September 2: 12.00–6.00 pm
Nyhavn 2, 1051 Copenhagen K, Denmark
Metro: Kongens Nytorv
Bus: 1a, 15, 19, 26, 350s
Adults: 110 Dkk
Students: 60 Dkk
Students of Bks & Kadk: Free
Senior: 60 Dkk
Children (0–16 years): Free
Please contact us for more information and visuals.
During the fair you can reach us via e-mail or at +46 708 106 906 (Magnus).