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Asger Dybvad Larsen
»Untitled (Cut-up 31)«

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Paper cut-outs, printed on rough canvas fabric
by manual silk screen process

Series of 10 unique pieces

circa 39 x 32 cm (15.4 x 12.6 inches)

850 Euro framed
700 Euro unframed

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Untitled (Cup-up 31), 2018

Untitled (Cut-up 31) takes roots in a paper collage created from cutting up one of the famous Sentences on Conceptual Art by American minimal and conceptual artist Sol LeWitt.

In its original form, Sol LeWitt’s sentence concludes that, if the material differs in a number of artworks, while formally these artworks are identical, the fundamental concept of these artworks must revolve around the material aspect: “If an artist uses the same form in a group of works, and changes the material, one would assume the artist's concept involved the material.”

In cutting up Sol LeWitt’s sentence the artist rearranged the wording, with “form” and “material” switching position in the sentence structure. Now remodeled, the sentence concludes that, if the form  is the variable in a series of works (no longer the material) the underlying concept must have nonetheless been rooted in the material. 

As paradox as this altered sentence may sound at first, it is highly descriptive of Asger Dybvad Larsen’s practice as,in the artist’s view, physicality is never static.

By rearranging the wording, the artist may have factually changed the form of LeWitt’s sentence. The fact, however, that Asger Dybvad Larsen has been working with the same canvas, thread and printing ink for many years suggests that the used material cannot be completely dismissed from playing a certain role.

Moreover, one might argue that it must be precisely the continued use of the same material which suggests that the artist attributed a certain importance to a particular materiality – in Asger Dybvad Larsen’s case, one that is likely to be even greater than the importance of the form itself that he gives to the work of art.

This sense of materiality is only heightened by the very rough quality of the fabric, the loose threads, and occasional stains from black ink. By way of the manual silk screen process each work is a unique piece, with a look and feel of its own.

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An essential component in the body of work of young Danish artist Asger Dybvad Larsen (*1990 in Aarhus) is his dynamic exploration of materials that have the potential to transform the concept of painting. In his artistic universe lives the conviction that physicality is never static.  

The artist defines the different components in his paintings as a set of generations, each of which are continuously affecting one another. The reuse of materials or left overs which enter the production of new works further emphasize this notion.

Reflections on the autonomy of an individual artwork often coincide with back references to conceptual themes and traditions of post-war period art, such as minimalism or abstract expressionism, and their representatives in art history.

Read our story with Asger from our studio visit.

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