Hans Alf Gallery

Erik A. Frandsen & Anders Brinch: Other Rooms, Louder Noises

16.09.16 - 15.10.16


In the duo exhibition, ”Other Rooms, Louder Noises”, Erik A. Frandsen and Anders Brinch - two contemporary, figurative painters with very different approaches to both style, technique and subject matter - are welded together in a seemingly incongruous collaboration.


Anders Brinch explores the dystopian aspects of life through a highly symbolic language that reveals a disturbing yet fascinating outlook on nature with man and animal as the central and at times mythical creatures.


In contrast to the fable-like nowhere land of Brinch’s tropicalism, Erik A. Frandsen embraces the mundane and familiar, as floral compositions and everyday-objects from the living room are distorted, emphasized, hidden or recolored to create a new meaning, a new figurative dimension, where depictions are representations – ideas of objects – rather than the actual objects themselves.


In “Other Rooms, Louder Noises”, each artists’ defining attributes are highlighted in the presence of the other, and the individual works take on roles as soft-glowing counterpoints in an intimate painter’s tête-à-tête.


The works in the “Other Rooms, Louder Noises” are taken from two separate museum exhibitions: “Diamond Souls” by Anders Brinch, which was on display at KIKshh in Roskilde in May 2016; and “The Siege Of…” by Erik A. Frandsen, which ran at Himmerlands Kunstmuseum from late April until early September 2016 in Aars.



Wednesday, 26 September 2018 11:48

Anders Brinch: Cosmic Machine

Anders Brinch: Cosmic Machine

19.01.18 - 24.02.2018


Ever since he first appeared on the Danish art scene in the mid-naughts, Anders Brinch has earned a reputation for being both artistically wayward and rather uncompromising in his work: He marches to the beat of his own drum, and the universe he evokes on canvas, in ceramic figures and cinematic sequences or through installations, resembles that of no one else. This strange, quasi-psychedelic primordial soup, where aliens, dinosaurs, drunkards and hula girls alike wobble through blurry Teletubbies landscapes, while the entire spectrum of colour explodes around them, is so personal, so eclectic, so unmistakably Brinch.


"Cosmic Machine" is the result of Anders Brinch’s latest excursions into the world, he has created in his own image. Through a series of poetic and offbeat “short stories” that take the form of oil paintings, we are escorted into the galaxy of Brinch’s painterly visions that culminate in an eccentric, Mexican underworld, from where sculptural islands branch out into space.


As is so often the case with Brinch, the works in “Cosmic Machine” present no prefabricated narratives or meaning, but are rather to be understood as visions of the subconscious conveyed through the painting process itself.


As a metatextual ribbon around the show, Anders Brinch’s personal diary of ideas and sketches, which includes a processual overview of the genesis of the show through drawings, collages and notes, will also be on display. More than anything, this provides a precious insight into the tortuous mind of the artist. And as such, the restless scribblings of the diary in an exemplary fashion incapsulate the essence that Anders Brinch initially set out to identify: man’s continuous, hopeful, and ultimately hopeless quest for meaning in the great cosmic machine.



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Monday, 16 February 2015 14:28

Anders Brinch


Anders Brinch (born 1971) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2007.

Anders Brinch expresses himself in painting, sculpture and installation combined in various ways. His choice of colors span from delicate pastel to dark and bleak shades. He makes use of materials such as fabric, sequins and plaster as well as organic material such as plants and fish.

Brinch’s work is inspired by psychedelic art, astronomy, popular culture, cartoons, theater and movies. From these impressions he creates a humorous and grotesque imaginary universe that despite the touch of fantasy deals with everyday subjects.

Fascinated by the three dimensional plane in the two dimensional painting, Brinch brings intricacy and levitation to his forms and thereby challenges the confined restrictions of the classical painting. The finished works represent accumulations wherein new combinations, expressions and shapes are born.

Anders Brinch has exhibited widely in Denmark and abroad.His works are represented at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art, KUNSTEN Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Skive Kunstmuseum and Randers Kunstmuseum.





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