Kasper Sonne

Born 1974, Denmark.

Kasper Sonne got his BA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation. Sonne has exhibited widely at institutions and galleries internationally, including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, SAPS museum, Mexico City, SALTS, Basel, Den Frie – Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Primo Piano, Paris, Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, Seventeen Gallery, London, The Hole, New York, Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna and Brand New Gallery, Milan. His work has been featured in magazines such as Artforum, Art In America and Flash Art. Upcoming exhibitions: New Territory (solo show) at West in Den Haag, NL; Bikuben at Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, US.  Sonne lives and works in New York.

Sonne’s artistic practice is focused on exploring dichotomies and is full of contradictions and cultural references. His unique style sees him methodically creating the perfect monochrome paintings then setting them on fire or making perfect sculptural forms in clay then attacking them with his body resulting in work that is visually captivating yet disturbing. In his oeuvre Sonne depicts a combination of both positive and negative space creating a permanent state of conflict and a platform for the artist to explore his interest in oppositions.

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