Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Per Kirkeby: Echo of the Light presents a selection of paintings and monotypes by the internationally acclaimed Danish artist from the past twenty-five years. This selection, which begins with work from the late 1980s and ends with his latest monotypes, highlights Kirkeby's continued interest in nature within the context of abstraction and mark making. The paintings on view are composed of a delicate balance of vibrant hues and carefully cast shadows engaging in a complex play of scale and spatial depth. They broaden seemingly figurative, natural forms into something expansively atmospheric, like abstract memories of landscape motifs. The monotypes, including a body of work made last year, are a rarely-exhibited medium of the artist’s oeuvre. Each monotype is a unique print: technically executed in a way similar to his paintings, they allow Kirkeby a freedom and spontaneity in their production.
This publication also features a selection of essays and poetry that further explores both figurative and abstract ideas of history and evolution in this artist’s oeuvre.
ISBN 978-3-86335-863-1, hardcover with jacket, 48 pages with 18 full-color illustrations. Published by Windsor Press in association with Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Cologne.