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Ă“Per Eli Stenderup Layout: Harris Knudsen


Per Eli: TheMetamorphosis of Multifarious Art. For Per Eli the ideal about a painting is that you will find something new in it every day. And variability in this otherwise, when finished, frozen medium is just what we find in his works: Impressions of animal-like, and/or human figures share the contoures, unite and transform into something different before our very eyes. The works of Per Eli are metamorphoses. The work of art is changeable and endless. Per Eli’s work is primarily abstract in the CoBrA style, and –spirit, with elements of figuration, and his works cause you to think of Asger Jorn. They both possess the force to dominate a wall. They both, however, are individualists in their own right. Fantastic and disquieting colour- and emotional impressions explode in front of the spectator, demanding his full attention. The explotion is the visual evidence of the emotions and the creative urge of the artist. An urge that he for a period put the lid on because he didn’t feel ready to exhibit his soul. He has been painting his whole life, but just a couple of decades ago he let all his motifs loose on the canvas. An uncontrolled mass of fabulous monsters, and bestiality came alive, and now a countless number of eyes are staring at us from the canvas. In Per Eli’s works you feel a dynamic commmotion caused by bold diagonals, contrasting

and aggressive collisions of colours and emotions, like when you sense melancholy confronted by anger. The world that Per Eli is introducing us to consists of one conglomerate of bodies in which the individual amalgamates with part of the hybrid. You are surrounded and embraced by the world and by each other. The sad tear of one figure is the greedy tooth of another; the eye of one shape is the nipple of another. The paintings hold a formal ambiguity resulting in what one minute ago seemed to be the contour of a profile has now turned into a frontal. It endows the dynamic with an overriding balance, harmony in the disharmony, if you will, that the multitude of creatures constitute a unified whole. They are part of the living organism formed by what seems to be its own inner primitive force. Per Eli is working fundamentally with his most basic and intuitive emotions, but also with all that he himself is not, but would like to get into contact with. Thus his masculine, respectively feminine, sides reveal themselves by the either sharp contours or delicate lines that render the paintings their own cachet. They are all characteristic with an enormous variation from work to work. “I am everything, but without you I am nothing.” Such is one of Per Eli’s mantras. It underlines the importance of discourse, the dialogue between one’s self and one’s work during the process of creation in which the motif is gradually expressing itself to him; the discourse between work and spectator, the discourse during which the work is potentially revealing itself inter spectatores. True, a painting may effectively project a sentiment onto the viewer, but you may argue that the sentiments of the spectator may in reverse be transferred onto the

painting, thus rendering it a renewed emotional hue day by day. The artist may well have an idea about his motif before putting brush to canvas, but the work sometimes demands to go down another lane than originally planned. To Per Eli it is essential that his spirit is involved in the process of painting. The work must be neither too brooding, nor too much craftmanlike. The creation of the work is happening during the actual painting process, that is, with his heart, not his head. For him it is about letting go. About avoiding to be chained, so to speak, to a composition, yet taking the direction that Inspiration urges him to. For from the resulting pleasure and spontaneity innovation is spurred. Being prone to suffer from horror vacui Per Eli will not leave an empty canvas well alone. This trait is the reason for his large productivity. The story of Per Eli does not end with painting. Musician, poet, sculpturer, are other titles he can call himself. All of it, however, fuses together to the title of Multifarious Artist, since each medium infringes on each other. Therefore Per Eli likes to let his various works present themselves together, inspiring each other, and originating from each other. This is illustrated by various book publications of his, in which poetry is confronted by painting, bronze sculpture by a figure in a painting which, again, may have given inspiration to the form of the sculpture. So, not solely within a painting a figure may be transformed. Sometimes an urge of the artist makes it come alive in another medium outside the canvas. Akin to that the strokes of the brush will add a sort of musicality to a painting, thus avoiding the static state. Therefore abstraction fits the artist’s temperament and musicality so well. Artist’s homepage: Translator: Niels Kock


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Kunst, ny, ny kunst, cobra, maleri, malere, maler, kunstmaler, kunstner, kunstnerer, else alfelt, mogens balle, henry heerup, egil jacobsen, asger jorn, carl henning pedersen, alechinsky, karel appel, corneille,

Lien galleri Slettestrandvej 82 9690 Fjerritslev

Shaing living A/S Albanigade 27 5000 Odense c

Kunst, ny, ny kunst, cobra, maleri, malere, maler, kunstmaler, kunstner, kunstnerer, else alfelt, mogens balle, henry heerup, egil jacobsen, asger jorn, carl henning pedersen, alechinsky, karel appel, corneille,

Galleri No.16 Ă˜stre Havnevej 16 5400 Bogense

Strand galleriet Vejers havvej 72 6853 Vejers

NEW MUSIC neue Musik nouvelle musiqe ny musik


TV, 2, tv2, fyn,signe, rye, signe rye, portræt, udsendelse, kunstner, maler, kunstmaler, cobra, kunst

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