Kristian Touborg

Danish artist Kristian Touborg (b.1987 Denmark) has epitomized a new kind of subjectivity in painting, pairing intimacy and playfulness with art historical references and new technologies. His works are anchored in the dreamy and seductive authenticity that only material processed by the human hand can hold. Expanding on meditations on modern image ecology, Touborg has constructed a range of two- and three- dimensional works, which defy categorisation of a specific medium, by applying a mixture of painterly gestures led by spontaneous brushstrokes of vivid oil paint. In demonstrating a profound interest in new media and technology,Touborg creates imagined archaeological items from a near-future society. In his practice, he takes a firm stand for the analogue in a world which is overly saturated with digital imagery.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021 / Lundgren Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2021 / Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy
2020 / Balancing Time Between Your Eyes, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark 2018 / Blood Moon Echoes, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark
2018 / Summer Night Plasticity, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence, Italy
2017 / Dobbeltblik: a dialouge with L.A. Ring († 1933), Roskilde Palæ, Roskilde, Denmark 2017 / Figuration and Algorithms, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 / Strange Attraction, Galleri Jacob Bjørn, Aarhus, Denmark
2014 / Bell Jar Tourism, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHBITIONS

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021 / Socle du Monde Biennale, HEART – Herning Art Museum, Denmark

2021 /Wide BlueYonder,Newchild Gallery,Antwerp,Belgium
2020 / COMPOSITE MATERIALITY, El Jundi Art Gallery, Malaga, Spain

2018 / ’01’, curated by Danny Lamb, PM/AM, London, UK

2018 / 3 i 1,AHS Museum/Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon,Videbæk, Denmark
2018 / Instant Excess (duo with Moritz Wegwerth), Rod Barton, London, UK
2018 / Art on Paper, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

AWARDS

2018 / New Positions,Art Cologne
2017 / The Danish Arts Foundation, working grant
2013 / KE Prisen 13,The Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 1st Prize 2010 / Amdrup Prize
2009 / Nordea Art Prize