The changing state, the uncontrollable and the momentary are all conditions that are central to the experience of life and of the world. My work revolves around these conditions, both in relation to great philosophical understandings and in concrete situations. Either through the epistemological focus or the concrete changes nature and climate provide.
I wish to create works that relate to our understanding of ourselves and to the world as it presents itself for us – as living people we're always in a process of shaping ourselves, and therefore in constant change. The uncontrollable is a tool I use consciously to create works where it is the material’s physical properties that call forth the living and immediate in the work.
By working with pure materials such as hare skin glue, raw canvas and elements that change directly on the canvas, or in work with processes of change in nature such as rain, I address these great philosophical concepts. With my work, I seek to create an object – a concretization of change rather than a mediation of a story, a reproduction. This feel of presence and authenticity is important for the relation between work and viewer – object and subject – in that the works testify a change, and maybe it is even still in the process of changing itself. The authenticity is expressed by creating the work through a process that happens directly on the canvas. It is thus not reproduced as a mediated understanding of reality - it is reality.
I often work in series in which the works look alike or are related to one another. the dogma for the series are that the work process is the same and that I use specific materials but the pieces themselves are unique. The work is change.
Aske Sigrud Kraul
Atelier Under, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark.
Aske Sigurd Kraul (*1985)
2007-08 assistent hos Galleri Specta v/ Else Johansen pederskamsgade, Kbh
2008-10 BGK midt og vest v/ Heine Skjerning og Henrik Miklos Andersen
2004 - 14 Assistent for kunstner Majbritt Boa på udvalgte projekter og udstillinger
2010 - 20 Formand for Atelier Under, Roskilde
2011 Galleri Labr, gruppeshow, Roskilde, DK
2016 - 17 enetimer hos Erik Steffensen, Kunstner.
2017 On View 8 + guest, Stalke Collection, v/ Sam Jedig, Kirke Sonnerup DK
2017 On View 9 + guest, Stalke Collection, v/ Sam Jedig, Kirke SonnerupDK
2017 On View 10 + guests, Stalke Collection, v/ Sam Jedig, Kirke SonnerupDK
2017 Stalke Out Of Space, curateret af Mia Hartmann og Sam Jedig, Kirke SonnerupDK
2018 Emborium, curateret af CuriusPlace curators, Godsbanen, Århus, DK
2018 Transience and Transformation, curateret af Othergrounds, Meinblau, Berlin, DE
2018 On View 12 + guests, Stalke Collection, v/ Sam Jedig,Kirke Sonnerup DK
2019 set design, Harpiks, Zentropa, Shiso Studio, DK
2019 Nature, Galleri KBHKUNST, gruppeusatilling, København, DK
2019 Stalke Out of Space Cube, popup udstilling sammen med Dove Bradshaw, kurateret af Sam Jedig, KIKshh, Roskilde, DK
2019 Co-incidence, groupshow with a solo part of Aske Sigurd Kraul, Galleri Stalke, Kirke Sonnerup, DK
2020 MNLSM II, groupshow, Galerie Bisenbach, Cologne, DE
2020 OnView 14 + guests, Stalke Collection, v/ Sam Jedig, Kirke Sonnerup, DK
2020 Carte Blanche, groupshow, Galerie Bisenbach, Cologne, DE
2020 The second annual open Air artshow, gruppeudstilling, KIKssh, Sankt Hans Have, Roskilde DK
2020 Underværker, gruppeudstilling Atelier Under, Roskilde DK
2020 Groupshow, Anika Nutall Gallery, Aarhus DK
2020 Positions Artfair, with Galerie Bisenbach, Berlin, DE
2017- Stalke Collection
2017-19 Other Grounds (Berlin), kuratorprojek
2018-20 RethinkingMatters, Århus.
2020- Anika Nutall Gallery, Aarhus DK