The most inspiring thing is the process of making art itself.

Installation view, Galerie Rolando Anselmi. Exhibition title: Transformed in Translation.

6 Questions to Asger Dybvad Larsen

Danish artist, living and working in Aarhus.

What is your art about?

I work with the transformation that happens when you press a painting, applied with wet paint, against another painting. The paintings used in the printing process are acrylic-casts of a paint tray surface structure mounted with paint on canvas. In general my paintings have a substantial focus on motif, materials, processes and themes.

What is fertiliser for your work?

The best fertiliser for my work, is actually just to work as much as possible.
I think the most inspiring thing is the process of making art.

Who or what has recently impressed you?

The artwork that I’ve recently been most impressed by is a project by the Danish artist David Stjernholm, it is called Formic. It’s super well done! It deals with a lot of institutional questions in an intelligent way. And it’s both conceptually and aesthetically beautiful.

Have a beer with an artist of your choice? Whom?

It’s a hard question! It would be easier if the question was: Have an artist with a beer of your choice. The first who came to mind was Frank Stella. Mostly because I love his interview in the documentary Painters Painting, 1972.
Watch the video.

What would you do with five euro found in the streets?

Buy the first round for Frank and me.

Snow or rain? Why?

Rain! Because it sounds good when you are indoors and some times it helps me when I paint outside.

Untitled (Remnants of old paintings), Material: The remnants of old paintings, 175 x 140 cm

Detail of Untitled (Remnants of old paintings).

Detail of Paint-Trays-Painting.

Paint-Trays-Painting, Acrylic on canvas, 65 x 55 cm

Studio view.

Pressed by Paint-Tray-Painting, Mixed media on canvas, 200 x 300 cm (Galerie Rod Barton)

Untitled (Remnants of old paintings), Material: The remnants of old paintings, 190 x 120 cm

Studio view.

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