UND#5 - Traveller 2

© 2015 Kenneth Pils

UND#5 - Traveller 2

Exhibition information
Group shows
Tue 2 March - Sun 7 March
2010
UND#5
Karlsruhe
“Basecamp” is a collaboration between 6 artists from Studio 44: Jannike Brantås, Michael Ellburg, Rikard Fåhreaus, Monika Masser, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, Kenneth Pils
Works info: 

10 st 50 x 70 cm acrylic paintings on canvas standing on 2 m long metal tubes.

All 10 are assembled together to form a winding panoramic landscape.

The visitor moves around the work and are surrounded by, outside of, front of and rear of the landscape. This gives both a visual and physical relationship to the work.

To paint is to travel. The hand work - from the sweeping broad overview to the detailed microscopic world and back. The gaze inhabit the picture, walking around and looking for temporary homes. When the painting concerns me it becomes my home - for a while anyway.

The motifs have the same horizon height. This let the eye flow from one painting over to the other. All together the paintings form a huge panorama view.The paintings stand on thin aluminum legs in the middle of the room.
 

Traveller
"On the road ... Gaze sweeping across locations - home and base camps for those who inhabit them. Sometimes the gaze stops at one spot. A place that could have been my home. Had it been different? Certainly, not clear how, yet. Daydreaming- the postcard becomes 3-dimensional; the backdrop get a backside, the gap is shrinking."
I wake up to the noise. Now I sit in the car again, on the way home. Anonymous places sweeps past. My base camp is available everywhere - always.

 

Origin of images:
Several of the houses have biographical significance for me: the kindergarten, a pumping station, a grill kiosk. 
Dutch paintings from the 1600s (Jan van Goyen, Jacob and Salomon van Ruisdael and others).