One cloudy Friday afternoon I, Angélique Sanossian, was supposed to travel north and enjoy the opening of one of my favorite artists at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art … Marina Abramović was to be present at the opening of her exhibition there. Instead I decided with a colleague of mine to head to a gallery in Frederiksberg and catch up over some good conversations about art and check out the latest show at Gallerie Lorien.
Tina, the gallery owner, is a special character with great talent for picking artists … she doesn’t present anything unexceptional in her gallery … she has a good sense of taste (that I trust and respect), which she has built up during her many years in the art field. I have seen numerous pictures of the opening over the last few weeks though social media, and I really felt the need to check this month’s expo with my own eyes.
If you have never been to the gallery before it is more than worth a stop: there is always a room dedicated to the exhibition of the month and then the rest of the gallery is full of the work of artists who have exhibited at the gallery previously.
At first glance you my think it is all too much, but when you check how balanced the colors are and the way they have been lined up next to one another, you will find yourself in a state of enjoying every single artist’s work by itself and credit him/her.
Images by Carsten Nordholt
The last exhibition before the summer holidays (2nd of June – 3rd of July 2017) is a group exhibition entitled
// M E A N T B Y M E N //
Zelei Peter is a Hungarian photographer who captures portraits in a very surreal, mystical way and tells you a nice poetic story. I know his previous work, and i am still in love with one piece which I can’t afford.
Bjarne Stæhr is a famous photographer in the Danish theatre scene, unveiling a very personal project with this exceptional exhibition.
Jan Møller Hansen is a self-taught and international award-winning photographer who works with visual storytelling and social documentary .
Three diverse photographers, but with this exhibition they are sharing one theme the photographic experience of male portraits made by men. I believe each photographer is strong on his own to start with, but I choose to talk about the personal project of Bjarne Staehr … a photographer who is well known of taking pictures of hundreds of public figures from theatre, and who has never before unveiled the beautifully composed pictures of his muse … but he did so at Gallerie Lorien.
Photographic art can be judged from so many different aspects but for me it first and foremost begins with a message, an idea. Many people have ideas, many people can produce photographs … those who can bring these two together produce memorable photographic art. The choices the photographer makes with the composition should be clearly visible in the photograph and be very consistent … And that’s what we can call an artistic expressions … it is very obvious in Bjarne Stæhr’s work .
And if I focus a bit deeper in the first point, the message Bjarne left in my thoughts with his work is that affection has no limitations and muses exist.