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Rune Elgaard´s practice spans painting and drawing and utilises tension between photorealism and non-figurative imagery. Activating strategies of surprise akin to those of surrealism, he disrupts contextuality by combining exsisting images similar to the making of a collage.

Elgaard finds, selects and archives material from magazines, books and films, often with historical and/or art historical references. His works are generated through juxtapositions of this archival material, creating a poetic logic through a limited number of visual elements. The works have an almost cynical sense of accuracy but they are simultaneously tactile as they are either drawn or painted.

The core of his practice lies in a free approach to structure and syntax. Elgaard´s choice of elements and composition aim to create meaning in the space that exists between the images, without at the same time specifying meaning. It is an on-going search for poetic expressions that are strong enough to avoid the self-evident.

 

 

 

 

BIO

Born 1980 in Aarhus, Denmark. Lives and work in Oslo, Norway

 

 

Education

2009-2011 MA in Fine Art, Oslo Art Academy, Norway

2006-2009 BFA in Fine Art, Trondheim Art Academy, NTNU, Norway

2001-2005 Aarhus Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

 

 

Exhibitions (*solo shows)

2017

The Summer Show, KANT TEMPORARY, Fanø

Eins Zwei, BOA Gallery, Oslo

STILLS, KANT, Copenhagen

The Island Show, KANT TEMPORARY, Fanø

Art Herning, represented by KANT, Herning

 

 

2016

The River Flows, It Flows To The Sea (with Kristofer Henriksson), KANT, Copenhagen

Moments Of Hesitation*, Matjö, BBK (Bund Bildender Künstler), Cologne

Winter 15/16, KANT, Copenhagen

Under 10 Over 1, KANT, Copenhagen

 

2015

The Island Show, KANT Temporary, Fanø, Denmark

NEW FIGURATION, KANT, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Oslo Show – KANT Temporary, pop up show, Oslo, Norway

 

2014

Epilouges, (with Lars Morell), KANT, Copenhagen, Denmark

ARTIST BOOKS, Nivågaards Malerisamling and Svend´s Library, Copenhagen

MARKET ART FAIR, Stockholm, represented by KANT, Copenhagen

Drawing Now, Paris, represented by KANT, Copenhagen

 

2013

We Take No Responsibility, Tårnet Carlsberg, Copenhagen

Bon Jour, Touriste, SØ, Copenhagen

Tribute To Selma, Køge Kunstforening, Køge

Affäire*, Tegnerforbundet, Oslo og KANT

MARKET ART FAIR, Stockholm, represented by KANT

Sublimate Sublime Subliminal, Lloyds Club & Underdog Gallery, London

 

2012

Somewhere In Between / Outlaw Bobby Steele And The Monkey*, KANT

Cross / Cut*, Halden Kunstforening, Halden

MARKET ART FAIR, Stockholm, representeret by KANT

Snowtime # 2, Galleri KANT, Esbjerg, Denmark

 

2011

Art Copenhagen –The Nordig Art Fair, represented KANT

Dual View, Frederikshavn Art Museum (with Anne Grefstad), Frederikshavn

MA Exhibition, Stenersen Museet, Oslo

The Christmas Calender, One Night Only, UKS, Oslo

2010

The Cluster Show, SEMIKOLON, Oslo

Art Copenhagen – The Nordig Art Fair, represented by KANT

Cutting Courbet – Balloons And Imprints*, KANT, Esbjerg

Gogo/Cutting Courbet*, 21:24, Oslo

 

2009

BIG BANG, KANT Esbjerg

Sympathy for the Devil, Museum of Comtemporary Art, Oslo

Torget, Gråmølna – Trondheim Art Museum, Trondheim

Bachelors, Even, Bachelor Exhibition, Galleri KiT, Trondheim

 

2007

IN FULL COLOUR, Galleri Profilen, Aarhus

Painting, Drawing, Water Colour, Åhuset, Køge

Turning Points, Byggeriets Hus, Copenhagen

Trøndelagsutstillingen, Center for Contemporary Art, Trondheim

 

2006

The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg

Mixtape Vol. 1, KiT Gallery, Trondheim

 

2005

WUNDERCAMP, Århus Academy of Fine Arts, Århus

 

2004

The Summer Exhibition, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup

 

 

 

Grants

2016

Working grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway

2012

Working grant, Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond, Norway

2011

Student grant, Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond, Norway

2005

Residency, Kiers Gaard, Højer, Denmark

 

 

 

Works purchased by

2010

Nykredit Fonden

 

 

 

Commissions

2008

Teaterhuset Avantgarden, Trondheim