Leonard Forslund

Leonard Forslund (b. 1959) is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Since his breakthrough in the mid-80’s, he has exhibited widely in Denmark, Sweden and other countries. Forslund works with a new definition of painting. His subject matter frequently includes recognizable objects or photographic material isolated against a monochromatic surface. This focus triggers the meanings. A stark contrast emerges between the recognizable, evocative element and the alienation the spectator feels when experiencing an abrupt lack of perspective and context. 

 

The artist often makes a virtue out of bringing together several perspectives - scientific, personal, spatial or historical/political - on a single plane, rendering the painting ambiguous and enabling new connections of meaning to emerge across the given elements. Forslund challenges the spectator's self-image, in the redefinition of his or her own point of view and way of thinking.

 

www.leonardforslund.com

 

 

Selected exhibitions in the gallery:

 

2014 14.05 - 21.06. DRÖMSPLITTER (SPLIT DREAMS) - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 07.06. - 10.08. ALLES WASSER - group show (Copenhagen) 

 

2012 25.05 - 25.08 ALLES WASSER - group show (Berlin)

 

2009 19.06 - 08.09. FRITZ BORNSTÜCK - BUT IT FELT LIKE A KISS & LEONARD FORSLUND - WOOD NATION (Berlin)

 

2009 17.04 - 23.05. MEGA - group show (Copenhagen) 

 

2009 16.01 - 21.02. WOOD NATION - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2007 14.12 - 2008 02.02. ACCESSORIES - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2005 22.09 - 29.10. VOID GARDEN - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2004 24.04 - 30.05. ELISABETH TOUBRO, JESPER RASMUSSEN, LEONARD FORSLUND Jesper Rasmussen, Leonard Forslund, 3 ON VIEW (Copenhagen)

 

2002 19.04 - 25.05. LEONARD FORSLUND & MOGENS ANDERSEN - NEW PAINTINGS BY LEONARD FORSLUND AND OLD PAINTINGS BY MOGENS ANDERSEN (Copenhagen)

 

2000 24.03 - 22.04 SOMETHING ABOUT DRAWINGS - group show (Copenhagen)

 

1999 04.08 - 2000 08.01 THE MILLENIUM SHOW - group show (Copenhagen)

 

1999 29.10 - 28.11 AD LIBITUM - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2014 14.05 - 2014 21.06. Leonard Forslund - DRÖMSPLITTER (SPLIT DREAMS)


2013 07.06 - 2013 10.08. ALLES WASSER


Leonard Forslund, Drömsplitter nr. 8527.18, 2013, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm