Kristian Kragelund: Paraschematic
Paraschematic Adj. Relating to a change from the true form, as in the formation of a word from another by a change of termination, gender, etc.
Kristian Kragelund concerns himself with the objecthood of painting and the historical resonance of sculptural materiality in his meditative wall-based works. Through a weave of formalist and conceptual painting, the utilization of oxidization techniques and by appropriation of new and recycled industrial materials, Kragelund poses critical questions regarding the social and discursive histories of Western modernity. Yet from this ambivalent glare between industrialism and spirituality, his work perpetually attempts to re-negotiate the value of the physical object and to engage the established systems and structures defining art and contemporary culture.
About the Artist:
Kristian Kragelund (1987) is a Danish artist living and working in London. He works in a variety of mediums with a primary focus on painting and sculpture in the expanded field. Since he graduated from a BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins in 2014 he has shown his work across the UK and Europe including a solo show at the Copenhagen based gallery Tom Christoffersen and one at Finale Art File in Manila, The Philippines. Paraschematic is Kristian Kragelunds first solo show in London.
Private View: Thursday 05 May 6 to 8pm