Opening Saturday May 18 at 5 pm – 7 pm.
ÞOKA is very pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Darri Lorenzen with text by John Holten.
For this exhibition Lorenzen continues his exploration of the modes of perception and spatial experience. In this series of new work a number of hands point toward a delineation of activity and force which open up a stimulated, though highly natural, parenthesis within the space of the gallery.
For a long time the hand has intrigued and attracted attention for both its representation of form and interaction with space: Lorenzon uses the contemporary glove, in its many iterations, as an instance in seizing, and yet also questioning, space and surface in their many guises, while at the same time perhaps alluding to the fragmented world of the digital and virtual. These frozen gloved figures mark out an energized, playful void that emanate a heightened perception of the purely instrumental or gestural, seizing in turn an intangible spatial energy and beauty.
Darri Lorenzen (b. 1978) lives and works in Berlin. Lorenzen received his education at the Icelandic Academy of the Arts, Kunsthochsule Berlin-Weissensee and Royal Academy of Arts & Royal Conservatory in The Hague, The Netherlands. He has exhibited internationally in numerous galleries and museums.
The exhibition runs through June 9th.
ÞOKA is located in the basement of Hrím on Laugavegur 25.