V1 Gallery is pleased to present
300kg Beauty Bath
An exhibition by Frederik Nystrup-Larsen & Oliver Sundqvist
OPENING: FRIDAY APRIL 16. 2021.
EXHIBITION PERIOD: APRIL 17 - JUNE 5. 2021
The Scared Spring
Freedom in the minimal
300 KG Beauty Bath
300kg Beauty Bath was created on the occasion of the exhibition The Mindcraft Project 2021. This year the exhibition could only take place in digital space. Now the monumental object is installed in V1 Gallery’s gallery II, surrounded by four 8 KG Facelift sculptures.
300kg Beauty Bath represents a shifting point in the collaborative work of Frederik Nystrup-Larsen & Oliver Sundqvist. Their projects up until this point, have been built around a strong conceptual base, on which materials, forms and functions can build from. For this project, they have done away with conceptualising the final form prior to construction, simply allowing the process of making to dictate the end result. This freedom of process has created an almost archetypal construction consisting of structural posts and beams, clad in a series of highly textured cast aluminium panels. Initially produced from polystyrene and tape, each carved mark in the polystyrene and the tape used to stitch them together, has remained in the final cast aluminium form – locking the movement of production into each finished surface. A small pool on top of the form allows the piece a functional grounding – its hefty form presenting an overindulgence in functionality, amply supporting the small birds that will use it to bathe and feed.
The artist duo Frederik Nystrup-Larsen (born 1992, DK) & Oliver Sundqvist (born 1991, DK) transcends the boundaries of art, craft, installation, design and sculpture to produce work with an almost anarchic response to contemporary forms and conventions. Having studied sculpture and furniture design respect-
ively, their collaborative work contains an honesty and daring approach to materiality and form, pushing the boundaries of each through a DIY sense of freedom through creation. Their pieces often border the functional and obscure, creating work that straddles genres and mediums – pieces that reflect the time in which they were created.
Recent exhibitions include; QTS06, Quick Tiny Shows / Pavillion Nordic, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2020, DESOLÈ la Totale, Les Moulins, France, 2020, Accessory Muscles, installation curated by Amanda Lydért for Ivory Pax, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2020, Kiki Beach Club, V1 Gallery, Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2019, Soft Boxing, Eighteen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2019 and Eros Torso, Tableu, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. OFF LICENSE – CASH ONLY, a sculptural supermarket with V1 Gallery at Møntergade, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. 300kg Beauty Bath is their seventh endeavour with V1 Gallery / Eighteen.