Michael Kvium’s “Painter’s Nest” Series Explores the Role of an Artist

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Michael Kvium has worn many hats through the decades: painter, performance artist, choreographer, sculptor, director. The list goes on. The interdisciplinary Danish artist shines the spotlight on his painting practice in his latest body of work, “Painter’s Nest,” which just came down at Nils Stærk Gallery in Copenhagen. Cynically autobiographical, the series focuses on the figure of the painter. The figure in question is a disrobed, aging gentleman who stands with his back to the audience holding paint tubes and brushes in his tired hands. Kvium presents this painter in many different fantastical settings, examining the various temperaments of an artist.

Photos by Henrik Haven.

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