Rose Eken, photo credits - nezuinny.blogspot

Rose Eken

Denmark 1976

Installation, Sculpture, Video Installation, Drawing, Graphic Art

Rose Eken
Rose Eken
August 7, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Rose Eken is a Danish artist who works in a wide array of media including video-installation, drawing, embroidery and ceramic sculpture.
Born in Copenhagen, in 1976, Eken studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1997 to 2001 and graduated from the Royal College of Art in London in 2003.

Eken’s Hand-Painted Ceramic Works

Rose Eken’s artistic practice embraces the world of rock music and fan culture which are (re)constructed and visualized from the artist’s point of view.
During her teenage years, Eken worked at many punk music venues in Copenhagen, where she developed fascination with the things that the rock musician left behind including instruments, beer cans, cigarette ends, set lists, discarded clothing, and lost cell phones. She began to reproduce all those objects in the form of hand-painted ceramic sculptures.

Rose Eken - Master of Reality, installation, glazed ceramics, 2012, photo credits - artist
Rose Eken – Master of Reality, 2012

Focused to details, Rose does not create faithful copies, but plays with size and proportions to distort actuality and create her own, particular world inspired by the aura, fragility and physical detritus surrounding a punk concert or a musical performance. Eken makes a show of the mess and the waste by sculpturing objects found in places such as concert halls, kitchens, and similarly omnipresent locations. Her miniature sculptures made out of cardboard include the replicas of every rock legends instrument from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar to John Bonham’s drum kit.
The sheer repetition and obsessive re-rendering are often present in her practice.

Rose Eken - Metallica (Lars Ulrich), 2012, photo credits - artist
Rose Eken – Metallica (Lars Ulrich), 2012


Rose Eken at V1 Gallery

Rose Eken’s latest large-scale ceramic installation, entitled Tableau, is composed of numerous ceramic objects – brushes, buckets of paint, box cutters, towers of tape, clusters of books and magazines, cigarette butts.
Tableau is the result of an extensive research and correspondence with the artist and the artists from different parts of the world. Through this interaction, the Danish-born artist received photos of their studios, working tables and tools of the trade, which served as a base for a fictional atelier in ceramics where every object refers back to a specific artist’s practice and working environment. Eken’s largest installation to date is mimicking our collective idea of what the artist’s studio should be, as well as challenges the idea of the atelier being a mystical and almost sacred place for creating art.
Tableau will be on view at Rose Eken’s solo show at V1 Gallery in Copenhagen from August 15th to September 19th, 2015.

Left - Rose Eker - Mac Book Pro, 2015, Right - Rose Eken - Mega Mussel Palette and Blue Brush, 2015, photo courtesy of V1 Gallery
Left: Rose Eker – Mac Book Pro, 2015 / Right: Rose Eken – Mega Mussel Palette and Blue Brush, 2015

Eken’s Exhibitions

Rose Eken’s work has been included in many individual and collective exhibitions in her native Denmark at Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus (2014; 2013; 2012);, Kandestederne, Skagen (2014); GalleriC7, Copenhagen (2011); Galleri Kant, Esbjerg (2010); as well as abroad at The Hole Gallery, New York, USA (2014); Munch Gallery, New York, USA (2013); Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, California, USA (2013; 2012); KIASMA Museet for Samtidskunst, Helsinki, Finland (2012); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany (2011); Odd Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada (2011); Cirkulations Centralen, Malmö, Sweden (2009); Café Gallery, London (2008); and Standpoint Gallery, London (2008), among others.

Rose Eken - Remain in Light (detail), solo show at The Hole, New York City, 2014, installation view, photo credits - The Hole
Rose Eken – Remain in Light (detail), solo show at The Hole, New York City, 2014, installation view

The artist is represented by V1 Gallery in Copenhagen.

Rose Eken lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015TableauV1 Gallery, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2014Remain in LightThe Hole Gallery, New York, USA, USASolo
2014On The RoadCharlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DenmarkSolo
2014Det Milde, Kandestederne, Skagen, DenmarkGroup
20145 DanesHURRA POP-UP, Venice, California, USAGroup
2014ART & MERCHANDISINGDas KUNSTBURO, Aarhus, DenmarkGroup
2014PaperworkHURRA POP-UP, Venice, California, USAGroup
2013Murder One (working title)V1 Gallery, Kodbyen, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2013Love is the Drug Munch Gallery, New York, USASolo
2013Everything Louder than Everything ElseMOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2013Hit The Lights Unspeakable Projects, San Francisco, California, USASolo
2013Sound On PrintThird Space, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013Zeigen - a show by Karin SanderNikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013Beers4Byens Kro, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013Unten am Havn – Copenhagen meets HamburgHamburg, GermanyGroup
2013Music on My MindCharlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus C, DenmarkGroup
2013See You at The Show / The Show / AfterpartyUnspeakable Projects, San Francisco, USAGroup
2013Den der Ler Sidst…Copenhagen Ceramics, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2013Berlin-KlondykeWerkschau der Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, GermanyGroup
2013Fan ATTITUDES: Images De l’adoration/Adoring ImagesRouen, FranceGroup
2012WintershowCharlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, DenmarkGroup
2012Paper MatchHalmlageret, Carlsberg, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2012RE-CoverAlt_Cph 2012, Fabrikken for Kunst og Design, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2012Exotica TremensDet Bla Hus, Bornholm, DenmarkGroup
2012Open StudiosISCP International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York City, NY, USAGroup
2012Devils & DustMOHS Exhibit, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2012Grand OpeningCharlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus C, DenmarkGroup
2012Multiples, SkulpturiCopenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2012Fokus videoart FestivalKunsthallen Nikolai, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2012Thank You for the MusicKIASMA Museet for Samtidskunst, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
2011Forever is a Slow MomentCharlotte Fogh Contemporary, Aarhus, DenmarkSolo
2011Tomorrow is a Long TimeKünstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, GermanySolo
2011There is a light that never goes outDie Raum, Berlin, GermanySolo
2011Berlin Klondyke 2011 #2ACLA – Art Center Los Angeles, USAGroup
2011Enter 2011Brandts Kunsthal, Odense, DenmarkGroup
2011HalleluwahABTART, Stuttgart-Mohringen and Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Backstage RiderMitte, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Diktatur CharlottenburgBabette, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Berlin Klondyke 2011Odd Gallery, Dawson City, Yukon, CanadaGroup
2011STING Telemark KunstnersenterSkien, NorwayGroup
2011StodderpralGalleriC7, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2011Unfolding Book ObjectsOvergaden – Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2011Fokus videokunst FestivalKunsthallen Nikolai, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2011Beers3Byens Kro, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2010Sindet Har Ingen Tid (Time Out Of Mind)Overgaden – Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2010Falling and LaughingKunsthallen Brandts, Odense, DenmarkSolo
2010X-MAS 10Gallery Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2010Eagle & EkenTransition, London, UKGroup
2010ForarsudstillingenPakhuset, Nykobing Sjalland, DenmarkGroup
2010Go WestDUNK at Galleri Kant, Esbjerg, DenmarkGroup
2009Lost, Blue and other SongsAica Armenia; Subcultural Centre, YerevanSolo
2009Electric LadylandDUNK Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo
2009People in a RoomSpanien 19C, Arhus, DenmarkGroup
2009Chairs MissingRingsted Galleriet, Ringsted, DenmarkGroup
2009The PartyBeaver Projects, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2009Over the BridgeDUNK at Cirkulations Centralen, Malmo, SwedenGroup
2009ForarsudstillingenKunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2008Song with No Name, Solyst Artists in Residence CenterJyderup, DenmarkSolo
2008We meet under tablesEsplanaden 3, Copenhagen, DenmarkGroup
2008Through The Looking GlassDUNK at SVG3, Glasgow, UKGroup
2008Won’t get fooled againCafe Gallery, London, UKGroup
2008John, I’m Only DancingThe John Jones Project Space, London, UKGroup
2008Into the FoldStandpoint gallery, London, UKGroup
2007Everybody knows this is nowhereSpark, Copenhagen, DenmarkSolo