CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN & LUCEBERT, November 9, 2017 - January 13, 2018, DIE GALERIE




















Left: Carl-Henning Pedersen, Forfra og bagfra, 1991, Oil on canvas, 124 x 102 cm
Right: Lucebert, Omarming, 1994, Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

With the exhibition Carl-Henning Pedersen & Lucebert – Two faces of CoBrA, DIE GALERIE is honoring two artists of the CoBrA group whose artistic roots are found in poetry. The autodidactic artist Carl-Henning Pedersen (1913-2007) came to painting by way of the poems he wrote about his first wife, the painter Else Alfelt. In 1949, he and Lucebert (1924-1994) met at the first exhibition of the CoBrA group in Amsterdam, where Lucebert was represented with an illustrated poem. Lucebert subsequently also took up painting as an autodidact, processing his World War Two experiences in the form of grotesque, ironic, quasi-humanistic animal-like creatures and ghostly faces. Pedersen's work, however, remained unaffected by the topic, forever emanating a colorfully positive and life-affirming aura. The fairy-tale creatures populating his work narrate the mythology of the North with an effervescently light heart.
For the first time, DIE GALERIE is presenting the two artists together in a joint exhibition. The abutment is a notional one in as much that when they both knew each other, a comparative analysis never took place. But for all the similarities of their abstractly figurative, poetically narrative formal languages, their basic characters were fundamentally different: while Lucebert searched for the answers to life's questions in Existentialism, Pedersen turned to the forces of mythology.

We look forward to your visit!

Opening:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 pm
(not open to public, we kindly ask for your registration)

Photo gallery

Exhibits:

CARL-HENNING PEDERSEN

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Untitled - Molesmes, 1987, Water colour on laid paper, 52 x 56,4 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Yellow Bird and Unicorn - Zermatt, 1989, Water colour on Japan paper, 74 x 55,7 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Excited Unicorn - Zermatt, 1999, Water colour on Japan paper, 74 x 55,5 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Untitled - Zermatt, 1985, Water colour on laid paper, 52,2 x 67,2 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Untitled - Zermatt, 1989, Water colour on Japan paper, 75 x 55,5 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Henimod Sommer I, 1988, Oil on canvas, 60 x 102 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Henimod Sommer II, 1988, Oil on canvas, 60 x 102 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Violet Fugl over Solbåd, 1979, Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Lys blå fugl, 1976, Oil on canvas, 99 x 82 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Eva, 1992, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Haven i Blomst, 1987, Oil on canvas, 124 x 104 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Gul fugl, 1987, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Blomster Hjerte, 1986, Oil on canvas, 124 x 104 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Fugl og Topas, 1990, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Dialog med den gyldne pige, 1985, Oil on canvas, 83 x 102 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Lampens Ånd, 1984, Oil on canvas, 206 x 106 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Ved floden, 1977, Oil on canvas, 105 x 125 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Fuglebord, 1989, Oil on canvas, 124 x 104 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Forfra og bagfra, 1991, Oil on canvas, 124 x 102 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Sommerdialog, 1987, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Rødt Inca, 1990, Oil on canvas, 124 x 104 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Karon‘s Båd, 1989, Oil on canvas, 206 x 290 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Jomfruen, 1987, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Blå hest med Stjerne øje, 1984, Oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Luftens Akrobater, 1978, Oil on canvas, 206 x 160 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Violet Fugl, 1979, Oil on canvas, 110 x 130 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Tiden, 1994, Oil on canvas, 102 x 82 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Fuglens Varsel, 1984, Oil on canvas, 82 x 102 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Orange-rød pige, 1984, Oil on canvas, 60 x 70 cm

Carl-Henning Pedersen, Composition, 1948, Ink on paper, 36 x 50 cm

LUCEBERT

Lucebert, Kabbalist, 1993, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Lucebert, De verschijning, 1993, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Lucebert, The red boy, 1992, Oil on canvas, 85 x 100 cm

Lucebert, Gott mit uns, 1990, Oil on canvas, 200 x 150 cm

Lucebert, Omarming, 1994, Oil on canvas, 90 x 70 cm

Lucebert, De opgraving, 1994, Oil on canvas, 115 x 148 cm

Lucebert, Die Dinge mit Augen bekleben, 1993, Oil on canvas, 120 x 90 cm

Lucebert, Danseuse, 1987, Oil on canvas, 118 x 89 cm

Lucebert, Huistiran, 1993, Oil on canvas, 100 x 80 cm

Lucebert, De laatste vlam, 1983, Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm

Lucebert, Hamlet, 1975, Oil on canvas, 55 x 46 cm

Lucebert, Actrices, 1976, Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (74.XI.10), 1974, Mixed media in paper, 30,9 x 46 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel, 86.VIII.9, 1986, Mixed media in paper, 43 x 49 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (81.V.29), 1981, Mixed media in paper, 70,3 x 100,2 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel ('84.X), 1984, Mixed media in paper, 75 x 100 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (81.VI.5), 1981, Mixed media in paper, 70,2 x 100,6 cm

Lucebert, San Roque, 1965, Ink on paper, 52,7 x 79 cm

Lucebert, Op zolder, 1959, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,9 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (73.VI.5), 1973, Ink on paper, 34,4 x 49,4 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (mrt. '71), 1971, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,9 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (23.VIII.'72), 1971, Ink on paper, 24 x 34 cm

Lucebert, Verloofd, 1959, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,9 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (26 II '71), 1971, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 21 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (5 III '71), 1971, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,9 cm

Lucebert, Rivello, 1974, Ink on paper, 33,8 x 46,4 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (74.9.12), 1974, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,8 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (mrt. '71), 1971, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 20,9 cm

Lucebert, Carnaval, 1959, Ink on paper, 27 x 21 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (maart '71), 1971, Ink on paper, 26,9 x 21 cm

Lucebert, Ohne Titel (74.8.8), 1974, Ink on paper, 34 x 461 cm

Lucebert, Pijn, 1959, Ink on paper, 27 x 21 cm