collaborating with Isaac Schaal
"The Moon Looked Down and Laughed"
curated by Gabriel Rolt and Barbara Thumm
19.01. - 27.02.2021
Photo © Inga Orschinski
„The Moon Looked Down and Laughed“ brings together two different bodies of work that, with touches of both darkness and comedy, reflect on the absurdity of the human condition.
Nik Christensen presents a series of his large-scale, powerfully atmospheric, black and white ink paintings. The tension between humanity and the environment has long been a core theme in Christensen’s work. Many of his major works depict one or a few humans set somewhat awkwardly within epic environments that seem to dwarf them in both size and significance.
There is something of the spirit of Joseph Conrad with their deadpan revelations of humanities insignificance when set against such monumental and eternal natural landscapes.