Kasper Eistrup

Overview

Kasper Eistrup was born in 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lives and works today. He began his creative career in the 1990’s as the lead singer and founding member of the Danish rock band Kashmir. In parallel with his musical profession, Kasper Eistrup – who is self-taught and has been drawing and painting throughout his life – has over time been working more professionally within the visual arts, exhibiting as a painter since 1999.

The artistic voice of Kasper Eistrup has been shaped by the collision of several elements, in part by images within images collectively creating a new and expanded narrative. He himself calls it ”fragmentarism”, the technical implication being the utilization of drawing, painting and installation, frequently in the same piece.

Even within his painting you find great reach, from meticulous photo-realism to pure expressionism. In similar fashion pieces are often crafted from a number of visual elements, all painted and drawn painstakingly by Kasper Eistrup. The undeniable fulcrum is without fail people and the meeting between people – for better and for worse. Or to phrase it differently: life as we live it here and now.

In 2018, Kasper Eistrup was commissioned to paint a portrait of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, which was revealed at the opening of his solo exhibition Fragmentarium at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. In the summer of 2019, Martin Asbæk Gallery will present an exhibition with new works by Kasper Eistrup.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Born 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

FRAGMENTARIUM, The Prince Gong Fu Mansion, Beijing, China

Absence, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2018

FRAGMENTARIUM, The National Portrait Gallery, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

2017

Diamonds to Dust, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark

Book of Love, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark

2007

Painting, drawings and graphics, Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

A Passing Residency with the Artist Program CCA Andratx, CCA Mallorca, Spain

2016

An Unknown Land, Frederikshavns Kunstmuseum, Frederikshavn, Denmark

An Unknown Land, Galleri Kirk, Aalborg, Denmark

2014

Gennem byen sidste gang, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark

This is Our Music This is Our Art, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Horse of a Different Colour, MOSH Exhibit

2013

Music on My Mind, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ambiguous Faces, Gallery B15, Copenhagen, Denmark

2011

Group show, Hans Alf Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009

Group show, Falkener Project, Copenhagen, Denmark

2008

Group show, Charlotte Fogh Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

COLLECTIONS

The National Museum of History, Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark

Private collections