Torben Eskerod, Can Lis – Conversations, 11 Oct - 19 December, 2014
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In his new series Can Lis – Conversations Torben Eskerod presents a profoundly personal photographic portrait of renowned architect Jørn Utzon’s house Can Lis on Mallorca. In an artistic and poetic examination of the house, Eskerod captures the lyrical and spiritual qualities of this extraordinary architectural masterpiece, by focusing on presence, small details and the calmness of the house.

In his work with the building Eskerod has immersed himself in the contemplative atmosphere of the iconic building and has allowed himself to become absorbed in small details. The individual works focus on repetition and rhythm, on the movement of light and shade through the house and on the interaction with the surrounding landscape. The point of view is a seated position, recalling Utzon’s own intention for how the house should be experienced. Eskerod’s purpose is to capture the spiritual and poetic experience that the visitor inevitably has, describing the process as a personal conversation with the house, a conversation which gives a deeper understanding of Can Lis as an expression of Jørn Utzon’s architectural and artistic thinking.

As an artist Torben Eskerod is firmly rooted in classical photography, where he finds his preferred subject matter in people and places. His works, which always take the form of series, seek a deep contemplative insight in his subjects, resulting in breathtakingly beautiful poetic meditations. But Eskerod’s works also take the form of artistic dialogues with his surroundings. Can Lis – Conversations is thus not just a documentation of a specific building but also and most importantly an examination of the relationship between photographic surface and spatial experience and between eye and body.

Torben Eskerod has a wide range of exhibitions behind him, in Denmark as well as internationally. He has exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, USA), Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen), the National Portrait Gallery (London), as well as a great number of exhibition venues and museums.

Moreover, Eskerod is represented in several public art collections, including The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, and Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Japan.

 

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Torben Eskerod, Can Lis IV, 2014, Archival Inkjet print, framed, 43 x 33 cm, Ed. of 5
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Torben Eskerod, Can Lis IX, 2014, Archival Inkjet print, framed, 122 x 154 cm, Ed. of 5
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