Kasper Eistrup

Overview

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

Kasper Eistrup is a Danish visual artist, working primarily with painting and drawing as well as installation art. Eistrup’s work largely adheres to a formula that delicately counterposes elements of order and chaos. Each work consists different methods and materials as well as of fields of separate and distinct visual expressions, that ranges from meticulous depictions of people or objects to pure, emotional abstraction.

In his drawings, the paper is often left partially exposed and stands as an independent expression, through which different structures, textures and shades of color add a deeply aesthetic and characterful dimension to his work. Similarly, the sound and light of Eistrup’s installation work evokes a sense of solemnity, while underlining Eistrup’s anachronistic attitude to his visual repertoire. Hence, these components deliberately interact with each other, not as a linear progression, but rather like a rhizomatic entity.

In 2018, Kasper Eistrup was commissioned to paint a portrait of HRH The Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, which was revealed at the opening of the artist’s solo exhibition Fragmentarium at The National Portrait Gallery at Frederiksborg Castle. Since then, notable solo exhibitions include Kastrupgaardsamlingen in Denmark and his upcoming solo exhibition at The Richard Haizmann Museum, Germany (2024).

Selected Works

Biography / CV

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022

Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark

Richard Haizmann Museum, Niebüll, Germany

2020

Year of the Rat (duo with Chris Hood), Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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

2023

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

CHART Art Fair – Martin Asbæk Gallery, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark

2022

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2021

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

2020

Artists of the Gallery, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The Year of the Rat w. Chris Hood, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

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