For MARKET Art Fair, Martin Asbæk Gallery presents the Danish painter, Peter Bonde.
Bonde’s new works have a very abstract feel about them, while still having a gurative element. By experi- menting with both styles, Bonde blurs the line between the two genres. Put simply, Peter Bonde’s works are oil paintings, but his experimentation seems to take the traditional oil painting to the next level; primarily by replacing the traditional canvas with an ultra-re ective mirror foil. Bonde’s colourful, explosive and spon- taneous style of painting creates a sort of harmonious tension by incorporating the rest of the room and the viewer, because of the re ective quality.
Bonde also works with other styles of painting. In his Index-series Bonde’s work, which are very di erent to his mirror foil works, consist of prints on canvas. ese prints are mainly of friends and colleagues and otherwise of di erent magazine covers and posters. Bonde paints around and on top of these and in some cases, all over with his energetic and unin uenced brush strokes, similar to his mirror works.
rough his work, Bonde provokes a dialog with the viewer of some sort through his blunt statements over his painting or the words that lie underneath.
Peter Bonde (b. 1958) graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Art (1976-82). He was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts’ painting school from 1996 to 2005 and represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale in 1999 (with Jason Rhoades). Since the 1980s, Bonde has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad and he is represented in all major Danish art museums including e Danish National Gallery, ARoS, the art museum Trapholt and Esbjerg Art Museum. He is also represen- ted at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany and in the private collections Elgiz Collection, Turkey and Axa Northern Stern in Cologne.
Peter Bonde’s experiments with painting, during the past three decades, covers everything from the use of pe- rishable materials, assemblage, collage, painting on canvases with pre-printed photographs, to the installation of video screens on the canvas.