2018 | NYC | Artist
In his practice Mads Lindberg attempts to contextualize his paintings discursively within a historical field of painting but also to position them in relation to the visual mechanics of images that circulate and move in digital space, that are “robbed of a certain status because in the contingent juxtaposition their specific context strives against nothing”. By recognizing this seeming contradiction Lindberg tries to formalize the existential fragility of the images he produces.
Somehow his works” cannot be in their place because they are as placeless as they are fragile revealing a kind of vulnerability, having fallen out of space and time. Above all they reveal their own disparagement, which made it possible for them to achieve a dignity in the first place. Lindberg´s works does not seem to be pure paintings or works; they are sketches that show a cartography of connection, transitions and relations.
Recent exhibitions include: 2017 I wish I could do what you do / Koldinggade 12 Cph; We Are The Ones Vol.1 / CbyKunst; Landscape Modern Oil Painting Canvas Painting Abstract Oil Painting Wall Hanging / Jir Sandel; Lean Issues / Kyoto Arts Center, Kyoto (Japan); Multitasking Death Spiral / D7 Split w. Niels Bonde’ Yey an unusual way of spelling yay. ^-^ / Jir Sandel, Los Angeles; 2016 DRAGGING MYSELF TO THE GYM split w. Magnus Frederik Clausen / Jir Sandel; 51.250639, 12.446975 Magdeborn / BSMNT Leipzig; 2016 Fractioning Ever Tries w Ronny Szillo / FutureSuburbanContemporary; 2016 Amazed Of Legs / Danske Grafikere; 2015 Contemporary Gallery w. Jonas Lund / New Shelter Plan; Hairy Plotter and the Polygrapher’s Tones / Toves. (Group).
Select Permanent Collections: Danish Arts Council/ The Jeppe Hein Collection
Support: Mads Lindberg's residency is made possible with support from Knud Højgaards Fond Den Hielmstierne-Rosencroneske Stiftelse Akademiraadets Rejse Legat.