The Valley Floor

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The Geranium collector's husband , 2010 Oil On Canvas 43 X 50 Cm © Courtesy of the Artist and Annet Gelink Gallery
The Valley Floor

Laurierstraat 187-189
1016 PL Amsterdam
May 29th, 2010 - June 26th, 2010

Canal Girdle
+ 31 20 3302066
Tues-Fri 10-6; Sat 1-6



Annet Gelink Gallery proudly presents its fifth solo exhibition by Glenn Sorensen.

Glenn Sorensen’s latest paintings are exhibited under the title of The Valley Floor. One could  egard his paintings as studies of objects and people who seem to be frozen in time. In every  painting the subject is painted in clear light colours against a dark backdrop as if the  paintings are negatives that must yet be developed. The figures or objects are very carefully,  almost in a meditative way entrusted to the two-dimensional plane. Form and colour are used  to approach the subject each time from another perspective. Glenn Sorensen's work harbours  an intense spirit of anticipation and isolation.

In his paintings Glenn Sorensen embraces everyday things of life - he paints what surrounds  im at home: his family and his plants, and sometimes a self-portrait. As snapshots from his  life he paints a detail of a plant or a picked flower, two children seem to run into the picture. In  his way the artist offers an intimate look on his life. He studies the beauty of everyday life.  And yet he offers only a glimpse of reality. The atmosphere of the paintings resembles mostly   dream from which it is difficult to wake up.

The small size of the paintings and the big void of the white walls on which they are hanging  makes the works into a kind of window that offer a view on the artist’s world. The paintings  excel in their form and composition but radiate most of all a mysterious melancholy that  continues to fascinate.

Glenn Sorensen (1968, Sydney) lives and works in Åhus in Sweden. His work was earlier  mongst others on display at Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art in Kopenhagen, the  Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Malmo, The Nordic Watercolour Museum in  Skarham and The Royal Academy of Arts in London.