Jonas Pihl – Visuel

Jonas Pihl


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2002-08: BFA, MFA, Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademis Billedkunstskoler.

2001-02: Det Fynske Kunstakademi.

Selected exhibitions

“VISUAL”, Galleria Krabbe 2016

“TID”, Kunstbygningen i Vraa 2016

”Slices Of Reality Between Light And Darkness”, solo, Galleri Kirk 2016

”VISUEL”, Æglageret i Holbæk 2016

”50x50x50”, Kastrupgaardsamlingen 2016

”Fractal Rail Track”, solo, Kunstmuseet Kunsten, Aalborg banegård 2015

”Landskaber YDRE/INDRE”, Kunstbygningen i Vraa 2014

“Stedet Er Rummet” – kurateret af Søren Brøgger og Søren Hüttel, Den Frie Udstillingsbygning 2013

“Ambiguous Faces” – gruppeudstilling med Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Fie Norsker, Mie Mørkeberg, Oscar Sølvsten m.fl., Gallery B15 (Islands Brygge) 2013

“Fantastiske Rum” – gruppeudstilling med Morten Schelde, Ivan Andersen, Trine Boesen, Ida Kvetny, Kristian Vodder Svensson m.fl., Maskinfabrikken i Køge 2013

“Science Fantasy” – gruppeudstilling med Jonas Hvid Søndergaard, Astrid Myntekær, Ida Kvetny, Kristian Vodder Svensson og Michael Isling, Galleri Gl. Lejre 2012

“Multiverse” – separatudstilling, Gallery Poulsen 2011

“Psych-out – Psykedelisk Samtidskunst” – gruppeudstilling med Joachim Koester, Julie Nord, Christian Vind, Krista Rosenkilde, m.fl., Holstebro Kunstmuseum 2011

“Spatial Relations” – gruppeudstilling med Rolf Nowotny, Troels Aagaard, P.O. Pedersen og Christian Salling, Henrik Godsk m.fl. Støttet af Billedkunstrådet., Kunsthal Nord 2011

“Illusion” gruppeudstilling med Theis Wendt, Lisbeth Bank, Marie Plum, m.fl., Carlsberg Ny Tap 2011

“Ok Corral”  Toves Contemporary Workout Space 2011

“Interstellar Rollercoaster” – separatudstilling, Portalen 2010

“Chaosmos” – gruppeudstilling, Liverpool Biennalen 2010

“Hidden Places” – gruppeudstilling med Henrik Godsk. Støttet af Billedkunstrådet, Det Ny Kastet (Thisted) 2010

“Piccadilly II” – gruppeudstilling, Instituttet Århus 2010

“A Pedibus Usque Ad Caput” – gruppeudstilling med Andreas Schulenburg, Niels Pugholm, Martin Askholm m.fl., Riget 2010

“Bland Selv” – gruppeudstilling med Frodo Mikkelsen, Kathrine Ærtebjerg, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Krista Rosenkilde m.fl., Galleri Wolfsen 2010

“Chaosmosis” – seperatudstilling, Black & White Gallery Chelsea, New York. Støttet af Billedkunstrådet, Det Internationale Billedkunstråd og Statens Kunstfond.

“Havefest”, 100 x 150 cm, 2018.

The Certainty Of Chance

In his paintings, Jonas Pihl works with a meeting between certainty and chance and the point where they overlap and become one. In bigger terms one could talk about an amalgamation of chaos and cosmos – chaos theory and the fractal patterns in nature, which is, paradoxically, a chaotic system.

“Night´N Day” – 200 x 200 cm.

“Secret Garden” – 60 x 80 cm.

“Seascape” – 130 x 150 cm.

As an example, in the painting, Ghost Train, Pihl pours flowing paint on the canvas in a random manner; but the turbulent patterns it creates are controlled by the strict, taped boundaries. Thereby a tension is created between control and freedom. This is underlined by Pihl´s process oriented way of working. He steps out on a journey with no certain end – just as the viewer is given hints to the many directions the long perspectives in the paintings can lead. What is on the other side? In the painting, Night ´N Day, this is exactly the question being asked, as the dimensions skip from one to the other – maybe describing the many faceted sides of reality? The answer is in the eye of the beholder.

Jonas Pihl is educated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2008 and has since exhibited around the world in galleries and museums in New York, Miami, Cologne, Luxembourg and The Liverpool Biannual.

“Construction Deconstruction” – 200 x 200 cm.

“Ghost Train” – 50 x 70 cm.