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PETER RAVN

Peter Ravn lives and works in Copenhagen. He holds a master’s degree in architecture and design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and has studied at Syracuse University, N.Y. and Parsons School of Design, N.Y. Before his debut as a visual artist, he was a central figure in the Danish design and music scene, working with visual identity, creating record covers, designing posters and directing  music videos.

 

In Ravn´s most recent paintings "the fall" is both real and metaphorical. Here we see the man, dragging himself the last inches before the inevitable collapse. The backdrop is often an apparently desolate and unpopulated earth, occasionally abstractly delineated. 

 

The new sculptures are created from original Loden coats that have been disassembled, resampled and consequently mounted with great precision on a body-like landscape of curves and lines. Sleeves, coattails and edges are folded over and under one another and the original lines forming pockets and slits. The classic Wiener pleats are transformed into a kind of uninhabited, desolate landscape in a variety of greens - a physical  manifestation of some of Ravn’s favourite themes. 

 

 

PETER RAVN