Josefine Winding | Shaped
September 9 - October 8, 2022 // Show images ...
Arden Asbæk Gallery is pleased to present Josefine Winding’s first solo exhibition Shaped. The sculptural works stand shoulder by shoulder, mirrors and leans on each other, while also encompassing Winding’s characteristic sense of balance; the hard against the soft, the symmetrical opposed to the asymmetrical, the voluminous and the airy. But with the title of [...]
Arden Asbæk Gallery is pleased to present Josefine Winding’s first solo exhibition Shaped. The sculptural works stand shoulder by shoulder, mirrors and leans on each other, while also encompassing Winding’s characteristic sense of balance; the hard against the soft, the symmetrical opposed to the asymmetrical, the voluminous and the airy. But with the title of the exhibition, Winding is not only referring to the artistic process, but also to what has shaped Winding as a person.
In that way, Shaped also marks an important turn within the artist, who is especially known for her minimalist and nonfigurative pieces that appear both organic and geometrical at the same time. Winding describes this artistic turn as a shift from intuition to intention, as the seven works each contain a personal story that has been the starting point of the artist. The exhibition has therefore also been a vulnerable process, where Winding has not only been giving shape to emotions, but also put her own story into words through eight accompanying poems. The poems emphasize the anthropomorphic aspect of Winding’s works, which in the current exhibition is even more pronounced than previously.
However, the personal foundation must not stand in the way of the viewer’s experience, and many will probably recognize themselves in the everyday dramas that unfold within the exhibition, as well as the exposure of vulnerability, which Josefine Winding largely lives by.
When my mind becomes lonely and anxious
my thoughts disconnect me from the world
Then I have to let go of my ego
and slowly I get the sense
of yet again belonging
“A sculpture must be interesting from all sides,” said Winding’s teacher, and as a visual artist, Josefine Winding is aware of both the shadows her works cast, as well as their ability to create space within space. The works in the exhibition vary considerably in size, but gather in groups or families and thereby appear interconnected – while also relating to the viewer in both size and shape.
Josefine Winding is a Danish sculptor, who has attended Kunstskolen Spektrum. Winding creates three-dimensional and non-figurative works meant to be seen from all angles. The works, which are both geometrical and organic, can be anywhere between fifteen and two-hundred centimeters tall, and their tactility is due to the grainy putty applied by hand on their surface. Josefine Winding has exhibited numerous times and was in 2019 nominated as Arts and Craftsman of the Year at Design Awards.