Kaspar O. Samuelsen

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen’s work drives impressions from many different sources. It is both rich in references to cinema, art and theatre underlying the performative nature of life. His subjects seem to be either taken from earlier artistic traditions or inspired by European literary fairy tales as they bring to our mind something we have forgotten. Though some of his characters remind of what, in the past, would be considered a high-status sitter Oppen Samuelsen doesn’t pursue the objective of communicating dynastic continuity or power – on the contrary, he glorifies the ridiculous, preferring the world of fantasy to the realms of the 21st century. The artist recuperates those characters to create a realm where one could both dream and laugh again. His subjects acquire a meaning in a world where they appear irrelevant and outdated. Oppen Samuelsen’s artistically eloquent play with the imagination is an invitation to see not only the tragic but also the comic in life.

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen (b. 1977) received his MFA in visual art from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

 

        

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen – Untitled, 2017 – Line etching & hand coloring – Hahnemühle 350 gr. –  57 x 47 cm – Edition Variable of 7 – Series of 3
Printed & published by Printer´s Proof

Price per piece € 1275 incl. Danish VAT
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Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen – Rid videre! (Ride On!), 2016 – Line etching & spit bite aquatint – Hahnemühle 350 gr. –  54 x 39 cm – Edition of 12 – Series of 5
Printed & published by Printer´s Proof

Price per piece € 470 incl. Danish VAT
Prices and availability subject to change