Fresh Legs 2018
“Fresh Legs” is our annual exhibition which includes various types of media, such as drawing, street art, illustration, animation, video art, painting, photography, as well as similar fields open for all professional artists to apply, regardless of whereabouts or theme. With this annual exhibition we wish to create a platform for the public to meet, exhibit and discuss art, and inspire newcomers and established artists in this field alike.The 2018 edition of the annual Fresh Legs open call exhibition proudly presents 22 emerging international artists with their unique styles, techniques and materials. The end result is an exciting group show with figurative and abstract artworks and a large variety of techniques for the viewer to discover.
Over 100 artists from all around the world applied with more than 500 artworks. After a long and thorough screening process, 22 artists were chosen. The Fresh Legs exhibition highlights a curated selection of these artists, and we are excited to follow their journey. Experience the sharp social criticism, perfectly captured contemporary life and refined technical skills. Through the different use of materials and techniques – from drawings and colourful paintings to animated videos – they amaze and pull us in to examine them closer. The key concepts include portraying aspects of humanity as well as showing concern for the current development of our society, as interpreted by the artists’ individual expressions. Here human relationships, loneliness and the fragility of the fleeting moment are explored through the artworks. Many take us on a journey, delving into the environment and the difficulties of being an individual in today’s world.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Xecon Uddin (BD), Ian Liddle (UK), Johan Reisang (NO), Katharina Schellenberger (DE), Anne Louise Blicher (DK), Karmen Kraft (ES), Philipp Haucke (DE), Tuomas Korkalo (FI), Konrad Peszko (PL), Loïc Saulin (FR), Katarzyna Kowalska (PL), Line Schjølberg (NO), Attila Schwanz (IT), Lisa Rytterlund (SE), Jaroslaw Lisicki (PL), Ornella Orlandini (IT), Marcus Gestré (DE), Georg Bothe (DE), Oscar Rey (ES), Hannes & Johannes (SE), Ivan Arkhipov (RU), Simone Hooymans (NL)
The “Fresh Legs” exhibitions have been of great success since 2013. What is common between the artists is the discussion of humanity and our current way of living, and the reflection of it through completely different media and techniques.
Several of the artists will be selectet from this exhibition for the great opportunity to be shown also in Denmark in the fall.
Photo: private archives of the artist
Graphic: Galleri Heike Arndt