16 Sep 2019 2019, copenhagen, Essay, Max Andrews, painting, Rasmus Nilausen, writing
Rasmus Nilausen, ‘Better Half’ (2019), oil on linen, 160x130cm. Photo: Roberto Ruiz. Courtesy: the artist.
Max Andrews of Latitudes has written a text on Rasmus Nilausen for his forthcoming solo exhibition ‘Bluetooth’ (PDF) opening September 20, 5–8pm, at Copenhagen's Overgaden. Institute of Contemporary Art.
‘Bluetooth® is a two-way digital wireless standard that enables the exchange of information between computers, mobile phones, and other peripherals such as keyboards and headphones. For Rasmus Nilausen, painting is a technology that connects the communicative assets of drawing, writing, speaking, reading, and looking. The range of both protocols is typically less than 10 m. Could we mandate the capabilities of Nilausen-enabled devices, along with their encoding and specifications? Since around 2000, oil pigment on linen has provided Nilausen’s most widely adopted attributes and colour space. It has transmitted information and provided connectivity using the following parameters: idioms and fruits, vegetables and eyeballs, tongues and images, fingers and candles, sense and habits, nonsense and perspective, old masters and young slaves.’
The exhibition is on view until November 24, 2019.
Rasmus Nilausen, ‘Historie’ (2019), oil on linen, 40x50cm. Courtesy: the artist.
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