Hans Alf Gallery

Magnus Fisker: Lad os svømme i denne flod af lidelse og lykke

23.04.2021 - 22.05.2021


Friday May 28, Magnus Fisker's exhibition Lad os svømme i denne flod af lidelse og lykke” opens in the HAG project room 


Magnus Fisker (b. 1992, Ringsted) is a student at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. Fisker is a painter above all, but he also experiments with sculptures in different organic materials such as wood.


To Fisker, the act of painting is itself a continuous process; every artwork a sentence in an ongoing story about his artistic practice. Fisker’s narrative is about existing as an entity in the world, and what it means to be a part of an all-encompassing circuit: To be a piece of biology and to be connected to the surrounding environment. For that same reason, the genesis, existence, and frailty of life is also a central theme in his works.


To paint is to put the paint brush to the canvas and drag it along. A brush stroke is born, evolves and dies. Within this cycle life exists. It may happen at different speeds, might be defined by various levels of pain and joy. You can roll the brush between your fingers, make it jump like a deer on a meadow. A painting is nothing but a series of brush strokes that follow each another, countless rows of reactions upon actions.


Fisker’s paintings exist as a conflict between dramatic and meticulous brush strokes, where the dreams and anxieties of the artist materialize in liquid landscapes. Although the motives are inspired by the artist’s childhood vacations in the Danish countryside – a fact that offers a concrete origin – Fisker’s paintings also constitute a synthesis of existing and fictitious geographical places that are dissected and reassembled anew. To Fisker, working with paint is an intuitive endeavor that must both seduce and surprise him, because this, as he himself puts it, is what helps him “understand the world and make it tangible”.


During winter and early spring, Magnus Fisker produced the works in “Let’s Swim in This River of Pain and Joy”. The exhibition, which is his first proper solo show, consists of abstract, expressive landscape paintings as well as a handful of sculptures made from burnt wood. The paintings focus on landscapes as both a remembered, meta-physical phenomenon and as a concrete thing-in-itself. The wooden sculptures, and their heavy presence, contrast the abstract universe of the paintings; as creatures that have materialized between brush strokes and invaded the room.


For the exhibition, Magnus Fisker’s fellow student Sabitha Søderholm will present a text written for the occasion. 




Tuesday, 19 January 2021 12:41

The Great Big Winter Show

The Great Big Winter Show

22.01.2021 - 27.02.2021


Hans Alf Gallery kicks off the 2021 season with a bang, as 11 of it's represented artists showcase new works in what has been appropriately dubbed "The Great Big Winter Show". The participating artists are: Armin Boehm, Erik A. Frandsen, Christian Lemmerz, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Anders SCRMN Meisner, Louise Hindsgavl, Fredrik Raddum, Henrik Saxgren, Magnus Fisker, Anders Brinch and Anne Torpe.


Due to the current restrictions on physical commerce, The Great Big Winter Show will initially only be open online. Come February, we hope to be able to once again welcome visitors in the gallery.




Exhibition view:



Wednesday, 25 November 2020 14:13

Magnus Fisker


Magnus Fisker (b. 1992, Ringsted) is a Danish painter, who studies at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. 


To Fisker, painting is a process; a proces of constructing a symbolic index that tells the ongoing story of his artistic practise. Every painting is part of this process. Every painting constitutes a sentence in the story. Through his paintings, and through an inherent and ever-present conflict between expressive and meticulous brush strokes, Fisker explores existential questions of human life and transcience. 


Fisker's primary subject matter is a (oftentimes unidentifiable) haunted and eerie scenery, from where dreams and feelings of longing and anxiety arise. Although his paintings are often inspired by actual locations, the artist's works represent an energetic synthesis of existing and fictional scenery that is torn apart only to be reassembled in new variations and expressions. As a result, Fisker’s paintings - evenhough they appear abstract - are actually situated somewhere in-between abstraction and figuration, the familiar and the unknown, the distant and the near.




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