FIREWORKS ETC.
LAURIDS GALLÉE

PRESENTED BY TABLEAU
OCTOBER 2021
LAURIDS GALLÉE RESEARCHES THE CONNECTION BETWEEN DENMARK AND THE NETHERLANDS THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS. WITH ‘FIREWORKS ECT.’ HE REFLECTS ON THESE INTERNATIONAL BONDS FORMED BY THE TRADE OF FLOWERS, THE STORIES, SAGAS, AND MYTHS THAT WE SHARE WHICH CREATES SHARED HERITAGE AROUND FLOWERS, AND THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN ART, COMMERCE AND CRAFT.
[READ MORE]INSPIRED BY MARQUETRY TECHNIQUES OF THE AUSTRIAN & BAVARIAN ‘BAUERNMÖBEL’ WHICH HE FELL IN LOVE WITH WHILE VISITING HIS GRANDPARENTS AS A CHILD IN AUSTRIA, THE NEW AGE MARQUETRY THAT HE CREATES, FOCUSES ON STORYTELLING AND VISUAL NARRATIVES, OVER PRACTICAL FUNCTION. LAURIDS EXPLORES A WHOLE NEW RANGE OF MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES, USING INK & LASER-CUTTING TECHNIQUES TO DISPOSE OF COLORS ON WOOD. HE SEES THESE PIECES MORE AS DRAWINGS THAN OBJECTS; WORKING IN A STYLE REMINISCENT OF ROCOCO, THE PIECES GROW OUT OF THE IMAGES THAT HE DRAWS. IN THIS WAY, THE ITEMS WILL ALMOST MANIFEST LIKE PHYSICAL ALLEGORICAL DRAWINGS. NARRATIVES OF OPPOSITES ARE EMBEDDED INTO SHAPES THAT FORM A NAIVE, YET ABUNDANT STORY OF THEIR OWN.

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