KETELEER GALLERY is very pleased to introduce the first solo exhibition by Bjarne Melgaard (°1967. Sydney AU) since joining the gallery.
The exhibition will consist of an entirely new series of oil paintings.
Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard is an inimitable and provocative artist who, since the ’90s, became famous for his highly (neo-)expressive works oozing with an unapologetic in-your-face attitude. Gay sexuality, sadomasochism, drug abuse, violence, discriminated subcultures and social exclusion… no taboo is off-limits. During his career this attitude was regularly met with outrage, accusations and censorship, but Melgaard never backed down, he continues to use his own uncensored, eclectic life and that of his friends as a direct source of inspiration for cultural commentary in his extensive oeuvre of highly narrative paintings, sculptures, movies, novels, installations, puppet shows… offering the viewer a complete Melgaard – experience.
Thursday 2 September, 2021.