Rasmus Nilausen: Bluetooth
20 Sep – 23 Nov 2019

For his first solo exhibition at an art institution in Copenhagen, Rasmus Nilausen presents site-specific paintings, linking the analogue painting on canvas and walls with a familiar technology in common use while, at the same time, sending a historical nod to one of our most legendary ancestors.

For his first solo show at a Copenhagen art institution, Rasmus Nilausen presents new works, linking painting on canvas, walls, and floors with a technology in common use for wireless connection of electronic apparatus.

Rasmus Nilausen addresses painting as a separate language, capable of initiating a dialogue between artist and viewer. Nilausen examines the connectedness emerging between the works in the artistic creational process as well as in the finished exhibition installation. He is especially interested in the relation emerging when the audience encounter the symbolic universe of the works and, themselves, create personal narratives based on this.

With Bluetooth, Nilausen taps into the interrelationship between communication, symbols, language, and affiliation. The exhibition title has a central and a lead-in significance for the exhibition, coupling analogue painting and the narrative about king Harold Bluetooth with the term ‘bluetooth’, the wireless communication technology which is used by everybody and is part and parcel of everyday life.

Rasmus Nilausen (b.1980) studied at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Barcelona, and graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 2011. His international exhibitions include the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, and the Chisenhale Gallery, London, as well as La Capella, Antoni Tàpies Foundation and Suñol Foundation, Barcelona. In Denmark, he has had solo shows at the exhibition venues Tranen and Christian Andersen.