Jeppe Lauge (1980) Danish. Lives and works in Copenhagen and Kulhuse. Lived 11 years in Amsterdam, moved back to denmark in 2019.
Educated from Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, NL), 2011.
The paintings are oil on canvas, raw in texture as a result of the many layers that have been worked onto the surface. They depict a landscape motive combined with an abstract-geometric space, constructing a dualism between different elements and forms of painterly- and picturesque expressions. In order to create the landscape motifs, Jeppe Lauge goes into the wild with a camera to collect “documentary realism”. Later in the studio, this photo material is put together for digital collages and become the sketches for the paintings. The paintings thereby create a visual representation of a mediated nature, where formatted realism and geometric abstractions infiltrate to form a new composition.
Through the - often large and vividly expressive - paintings, Jeppe Lauge explore the relationship with our surroundings and raise questions about how we perceive them. He's interested in the way we shape our environment and are shaped by it; how we organize and reflect upon ourselves in the spaces we live in or travel to - both at a personal level and in a broader perspective.
The paintings thus confront us with these questions - which is not necessarily a classic idealization of the romantic or aesthetic cultivation of nature’s greatness, or the cultural and industrial influence we have on the world today - but a picture that could represent today’s landscape - a composite space-.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITION
2022 Enter Art Fair (DK). KONSTANZE WOLTER GALLERY (DE)
2022 RETREAT. KONSTANZE WOLTER GALLERY (DE)
2022 BIG ART - Art fair. GALERIE BART (NL)
2021 Summer Exhibition. RARITY GALLERY, (GR)
2019 OSTRALE Biennale for contemporary art. (DE)
2019 Around The Corner. GALERIE BART (NL)
2018 PAN - Art fair. GALERIE BART (NL)
2018 Black & White, KONSTANZE WOLTER GALLERY (DE)
2017 The Luxembourg Art Prize. (LUX)
2016 Untitled. Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Untitled. GALERIE BART (NL) (Nijmegen)
2015 Platform Platvorm Exhibition. Bart Invites, Amsterdam (NL)
2014 14. Galerie 14. Luxembourg city (LUX)
2012 North Face(S). LCProject and Le LEE. Metz (FRA)
2011 BEST OF GRADUATES, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
2011 The graduation show. Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Amsterdam (NL)
2008 Untitled. MACHWERKET (DK)
2007 KE-kunstnernes efterårsudstilling, Den frie udstillingsbygning. København (DK)
2007 Untitled. MACHWERKET (DK)
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITION
2021 Silent White, GALERIE BART (NL)
2021 As one sees, KONSTANZE WOLTER GALLERY (DE)
2018 Somewhere around here. KONSTANZE WOLTER GALLERY (DE)
2007 TraP - ParT of paintings, Machwerket, Århus.(DK)
DELA Art Collection
RESIDENCIES, GRANDS, AWARDS
2017 The Luxembourg Art Prize (nominee), The Pinacothèque,
2011 Best of Graduates (nominee) Ron Mandos Gallery,
2010 Tweede Nassauer Ateliers, Three-month residency,
2009 Hans Brinker Trophee (nominee), Hans Brinker Hotel,
ARTCI Magazine issue 1The Museum of Awe, NASA by Cecilie Vår Norsahl, 2018
AS ONE SEES, published by Konstanze Wolter gallery and Jeppe Lauge. Text by: Robert R Shane and Sara Hatla Krogsgaard. 2022