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Magni Borgehed
Reciprocal action
15.11.2013 - 18.12.2013
Henningsen Gallery

That point is quality, right there! Juggling around with history, nature and now. We need all these uncontrolled forces as helpers - captured by craft and form - it can happen, but the development has to be stopped by someone! Someone's hand, Someone's mind. That is a technique.

Are they sculpted images, with colour? “Flat sculptures are pictures.” There is no point of departure. There is only gesso and gesso and gesso, and ink, and stretchers, silk, oil and frames. Well, I'd say that's a start! There is an end.

Henningsen Gallery is proud to introduce Magni Borgehed (b. 1982) in his first solo exhibition in Denmark. Borgehed's presentation consists of seven paintings (179x145 cm) in oil, ink, glue, silk paint and gesso on unprimed sailing canvas, linen, cotton canvas and jute. The series is accompanied by five silk paintings on stretchers exactly half the size (145x89,5 cm) of the larger works.

Magni Borgehed has recently exhibited at Galerie Martin Janda (Next to perplex you curated by Jan Verwoert), Vienna, Austria, (2013), The Boiler Room, Oslo, Norway, (2013), Charlottenborg Kunsthal (Swedish Painting Now curated by Toves), Copenhagen, Denmark, (2013), Villa Romana, (Foreign Figs For Florence curated by Dingum) Florence, Italy, (2012). He has a up-coming show at Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden, together with Ingemar Svensson.

Magni Borgehed studied at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, 2007-2008 and graduated in 2009 from Umeå Academy of Fine Arts (MFA). He is now based in Malmö and Jämtlands-Sikås, Sweden.