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MAGNUS PETTERSEN

Magnus Pettersen (b. 1983, NO) lives and works in Copenhagen.

 

Recent sculptural motifs intertwine the temporal with a candidly choreographed symbolic. Addressed formally, various units of pigmented concrete,  cast with varying textures and polychromatic surfaces, are disjointedly stacked upon a vertical axis.

 

In contrast to the material’s structural robustness and architectural significance, Petterson’s totem-like assemblages appear to be existing on the brink of collapse, teetering in anxious anticipation thereof. 

 They remain dislocated in space and time;  sacral monuments imparting an afterimage of the artist’s gesturally  repetitive and piecemeal act of composition, disquietingly playful and simple.

 

Educated at the Danish Royal Academy of Arts, recent exhibitions include: Norwegian Sculpture Biennale - Vigelands Museum, NO; Pettersen & Hein - Copenhagen Contemporary, DK; William Forsythe: In the company  of others - Kunsthal Charlottenborg, DK.

MAGNUS PETTERSEN