Morten Plesner works with a staged loss of control, where nature's own processes and the magic of chance become collaborators in the creation of the works. In series of ceramic works he sets a premise, initiates a process and lets nature complete the work. Through natural materials, the found and given; through the power of coincidence and open, intuitive processes, he inscribes his works in a form of primeval culture, where the intrinsic properties of the material control the expression. From here he invites us into a tropical universe, full of volcanic energy and delicate microbes, tidal waves and sandy beaches and in between the remains, of the civilizations that were and those to come.
From Plesner's isolated atoll outside of time and place, he reaches back to what lies before the culture.
The natural and the created, the past and the present intermingle in the exhibition space in a way that can be called into question: Are these human-made artifacts or the coincidences of nature we are looking at?
Morten Plesner (b. 1979) is educated as a scenic painter at the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen in 2004. Future exhibitions include "ATOLL" at Bricks Gallery (Copenhagen DK, 2020). Further exhibitions include: KØS - Museum of Art in the Public Space, Ringsted Gallery, MOHS Gallery, Gallery Christoffer Egelund and Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning. Between 2008-2012 he collaborated with Christian Elovara as the artist duo Ultra Green with various exhibitions and public commissions in Denmark and internationally.
Morten PlesnerDaydream Rituals No. 2, 2022Silk, fire, laser cyanotype, fiberglas blanket, rabbit skin glue100 x 80 x 5 cm
Morten PlesnerLazer Drawing, 2022Cyanotype laser drawing on 260 gsm acid free canvas paper. Original artwork. Unframed58 x 38 cm
Morten PlesnerVertical fire No. 13, 2022Porcelain, wood ash glaze20 x 29 x 11 cm