Morten Lassen

Transparent

11 December 2014 — 8 January 2015

Born 1968
Lives and works in Denmark

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Represented by nanda\hobbs

"We are living among things we cannot see or even feel: the data may well be invisible, hidden in the cloud, but it shapes our lives and our life chances. Data creates contours and borders, defining the map of who we are and what we do. Those without access to information are left behind. Those with too much struggle to keep pace, bringing work home, checking emails at the dinner table or even while lying in bed with those we love." —James Arvanitakis, ‘Living Among What We Cannot See—A reflection on the work of Morten Lassen’ 

Danish artist Morten Lassen's latest and boldest exhibition in a ten-year association with Australia pushes the boundaries in his relentless search to represent the space between reality and that which we cannot touch—the world of infinite data.

Lassen's large canvases speak of the possibilities of the universe of code, but his code is colour and form: he gives definition to the invisible. The small canvases are significant moments, grabs of information from Facebook or Twitter… . Like nodes in a network, they identify the reciprocity available when asymmetries of scale are proposed in real-time. 

Lassen's work is not only beautiful but it is also important. One of the fundamental purposes of art is to challenge the viewer to see the world differently. Lassen leads us to the edge; we can gaze out at the view: it is a new world landscape, beyond the signs of Pop or the meditative qualities of Abstraction. This is art for and about a new world that touches everyone.

Painted in his studio outside Copenhagen, Denmark, this is an exhibition that makes the qualities of the borderless world tangible and satisfying. 

Ralph Hobbs
2014

 

\ Exhibition featured works

Morten Lassen

Transparent A

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 180x240cm

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Transparent B

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 180x240cm

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Transparent C

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 180x240cm

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Transparent D

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 180x240cm

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Transparent E

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent F

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent G

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent I

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent J

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent K

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent L

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent M

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent N

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent O

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent P

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent Q

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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Transparent R

2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

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2014 \ Oil and spray on linen \ 40x40cm

\ Other exhibitions

Summer Show

Group Exhibition

5 December — 22 December 2018

Jun Chen

New Spring

8 November — 24 November 2018

James Drinkwater

Looking for Urchins and Louis Ferrari

9 October — 3 November 2018

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to find out more about Transparent.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday Christmas dates: Please note the gallery will be closed from 4pm on Saturday 22 December. We reopen at 9am on Wednesday, 9 January 2019.