In partnership with Josh Lilley Gallery, we are pleased to offer a slideshow of works from Point D’appui, on view from November 22nd to January 10th, 2014. The gallery explains:
Josh Lilley is thrilled to be presenting Peter Linde Busk’s first solo show at the gallery. Point D’appui will include ceramics and smaller works, as well as 10 large-scale paintings from his critically acclaimed exhibition at Holstebro Kunstmuseum in Denmark earlier this year.
Peter Linde Busk, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed me Yet, 2012
In his paintings, prints and ceramics, Busk employs a cast of characters to express states of melancholia, dejection and failure. His celebration of the antagonist is inspired by card design, literature and popular culture, tending towards portrayals of those who sit on high; Kings and knights prevail, their stature betrayed by their audacious attire. Violently patterned, his images draw on the starkly direct marks of Art Brut. Busk’s drive to fill space to excess means that the figure is often decorated to the point of parody, at times becoming a complete abstraction. His subjects are flawed and exposed, saturated and ridden with angst – captured in the moment before their fall. Yet this also comes across as being affirmative; bearing in mind that these are often self-portraits – perhaps this moment becomes a fable for catastrophe’s liberating potential.