Soloexhibition at Nordatlantens Brygge, Copenhagen, December 8 2017 - February 4 2018
The abstract works of the Danish-Faroese artist, Bjarne Werner Sørensen quiver with restless energy. There is something organic about them and often a lightness and musicality that stimulate the viewer’s eye, prompting our desire to go on a journey through the works.
Bjarne Werner Sørensen works within several different artistic genres: from oil painting and lithography to digital works and photography. What all the works have in common is rhythm, repetition and variations of shapes, transformations and movements. The result is a dynamic interaction between line, shape and surface. Most recently, however, it is oil painting that has particularly attracted him: a fascination with, and a fundamental delight in pigment, canvas and brush strokes.
The exhibition presents a number of brand new oil paintings and works cut in large plates. They are displayed along with earlier graphic works, photos and objects, which are linked in various ways to the Faroe Islands and the artist’s Faroese roots.
Bjarne Werner Sørensen (b. 1960) lives and works in Copenhagen, but he has the Faroe Islands in his blood from his mother’s side. Although he resides in Denmark, for many years he has played an active role in Faroese artistic life: for example as an organiser and curator of a number of exhibitions and workshops. He is also a member of the exhibition group, Heystframsýningin, and has also worked in the graphic workshop, Steinprent on numerous occasions.
Text from press release.