About Threefold

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The Realm of Kaare Golles

The Realm of Kaare Golles

Exhale. The mind is in a state of pure sensibility of the surrounding. Kaare Golles. An observer of our time. He creates a realm, where the absurd clashed with the perversion of the human entity. Seeking inspiration in what lies beyond what humanity pictures as orthodox: violence, death, sacrifices, cannibalism and the endless abyss of human nature. 

The Danish artist Kaare Golles finished Malmö Art School in 2014 and over the last years exhibited his works in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and the U.S. He works in his studio up in the north of Copenhagen, located in an industrial area, where the air is soaked with the smell of algae and seawater.

The artist's focus lies on sculptures, black large sized paintings and installations. He has been keen on working with the obscure. His large-scale paintings are given different shades of somberness, by mixing his own pigments using lignite, bone coal and soot, which makes it hardly distinguishable by the viewers’ eye.

In his range, he also created a series of loose, deconstructed, dehumanized body parts. Casted fingers, heads and feet as seen in his series BEGOT, which is inspired by the historical trauma of war, imagined within the French Revolution and the two World Wars. It is a nod to a time, where human error played a major role. Golles therefore lays his focus on the abstraction of the classical, Hellenic sculptures, deconstructed under slashing axes.

Error. Golles believes in the fragment. He is constantly battling the body in its entirety. Diving deep into the struggle of the psyche, always playing on the verge of the grotesque, which is only broken by a dash of the natural longing for melancholy.

An ode to the decay of culture and the perversion of the human mind.

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Photo by Heidi Lerkenfeldt

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Photo by Niels Fabæk

Photo by Niels Fabæk

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Courtesy of Kaare Golles

Photo by Anders Sune Berg

Photo by Anders Sune Berg

Rocks & Light by Art Director and Imagemaker Anders Brasch-Willumsen

Rocks & Light by Art Director and Imagemaker Anders Brasch-Willumsen

Amalia Pica & Otto Berchem: "Mobilize" at Instituto de Visión, Bogotá

Amalia Pica & Otto Berchem: "Mobilize" at Instituto de Visión, Bogotá