NATIONAL ANATOMIC ATLAS
Sophus Ejler Jepsen DK
Exhibition 21 September – 28 October 2017
Geology history nature romantics and other reminiscences - about borders.
Sophus Ejler Jepsen has long collected rocks and clay in Norway, Denmark and Germany and now begun firing samples of an overall narrative of the landscapes, resources and culture of an area that “..still and too often maintains national borders despite of obvious connections..”
MINERALS - GEOLOGY - HISTORY - NATURAL ROMANTICS - COUNTRY LIMITS..
A fragmented image full of large and small ceramic experiments in a kind of cabinet of curiosities.
VIEW OF ANTIQUITY FROM A ROYAL THEATRE
(Cabinet I - mid)
THE POLYCHROME SCULPTURE (Cabinet I - top)
Pieces and titles have a special poetic mysticism that leads the viewer travel to familiar and unfamiliar places: Egtved family's Tea set - Shades of strontium - Seven bowls in Lisbjerstenenes palette - Nature's Clock free after Andersen - Small group of Concretions - Local Coloration (Trelde Nes) - Goodbye to Folk Art - Modum longings - Mammary gland tree..
VOLCANISTS, NEPTUNISTS and WEGENER'S THRIVE (Cabinet II)
NUTRITION WAYS AND FOOD CHAINS (Cabinet III)
'TANG' DYNASTY (back wall) - top photos
WEGENER'S GLOBE (by the window)
Sophus Ejler Jepsen: ”Just as anatomy of the Renaissance is said to have sought the body of the immortal soul - National Anatomical Atlas tries to map the geology in an ethnic Dane..”
SOPHUS EJLER JEPSEN - selected previous pieces and projects
ALONG THE DOTTED LINES is a series of porcelain bowls for the child's morning compleit. MentoR attempts by his instructions and examples to guide the child, Telemachus. The child follows an Around the World Sailing in an atlas, Marco Polo's caravan to Mongolia, fox tracks in the snow, the treasure hunt for a birthday or the bending lines in the folding instructions to a newspaper hat.
TANTON is a romantic drama based on Adelbert von Chamisso amazing life and work; written and sketched forward in a ceramic scale of plaster, cement and porcelain glaze - Copenhagen Ceramics 2014.
PORCELAIN IN A BOX as well as a multitude of studies concerning casting of porcelain in cardboard, boxes and paper moulds, with subsequent decoration in blue under-glaze, which selects and indicates signs and traces of folding from the casting and firing processes. Poster-bag-inventory-flyer The White Gold, Royal Copenhagen 2003.
OUT-DOOR projects, commissions, art pieces and details of objects..
Sophus Ejler Jepsen (b.1971) lives and works in Askov by Vejen.
EDUCATION Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen MFA 2005
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 'New Nordic Ceramics' Flensborg 2017; Comission – Lisbjerg School, Aarhus 2017; 'Dinner party for politicians and feminists', Women Museum, Aarhus 2015; ''Over The Moat' Sønderskov Castle, 'Not at Home' Brænderigården Viborg and Ringsted Gallery 2015 - 'Miles away & Tanton' Copenhagen Ceramics, 'Regional Concrete' Kongeåen/ Vejen Art Museum and Aarhus Art Building 2014 - 'Sculpturepress.org' John & Olivia Museum Holstebro, 'Forest Someone' Alt_Cph and 'With clay as a hostage' Vest-Jutland Art Pavilion 2013 - Frontier Lands Exhibition Aabenraa 2013,14 - 'Shadow and Mirror' Vejen Art Museum in 2011..
Grateful thanks to The Danish Arts Foundation of Crafts and Design for Project Funding to the Gallery in 2017.
SOPHUS EJLER JEPSEN
Born 1971. Lives and works in Askov, Vejen, Denmark
MFA The Royal Danish Art Academy, Copenhagen 2005
FUNDS & AWARDS
Danish Art Foundation 2012
Knud Nissen's Award 2011
Trekantområdet's artist award 2010
Viggo Jarl's honorary award 2007
Ole Haslund's Artist Award 2007
MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS
Danish Art Foundation, Vejen Art Museum and private collections
Lisbjergtrappen, Lisbjerg Århus Nord, ...
ABC facade-signs, Andst Børne og skoleCenter, Andst by Vejen 2016
Skygge og Spejl, Stenhus Gymnasium, Stenhus by Holbæk 2016
Botanicerende Betontrappe, Ravninge by Kongeåen 2014
New Nordic Ceramics, Flensborg
Commission project, Lisbjerg School, Aarhus
Lisbjergtrappen - 24 steps on the Way(Vej), Vejen Art Museum
Jylland, SAK Art Building
Middagsselskabet, SAK Kunstbygnng + Svendborg City Council
Troldværket, Troldetræf, Museum Square, Vejen
Sommer-Skulptur-Søby Biennalen 2016, Søby, Søbygaard, Ærø & Andst, Kolding
Danish Folk Art, Hungary National Museum, Esztergom
Dinner Party, Vejen Art Museum + Vejen City Council
Skulpturby Selde, Selde by Skive
Middagsselskabet, Kvindemuseet Aarhus + Aarhus ByCity Council
Over Voldgraven, Sønderskov Castle
Not at Home, Brænderigården, Viborg
It is Clay ..., Ann Linnemann Gallery,
Milevidt&tanton, Copenhagen Ceramics
Egnsbeton, Kongeåen/Vejen Art Museum, Vejen
Jylland, Århus Kunstbygning
Sculpturepress.org, Jens & Olivia's Museum, Holstebro
With Clay as Hostage, Vest Jutland Art pavilion, Videbæk
Shadow and Mirror, Vejen Art Museum