Faces Reconstructed

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Faces Reconstructed

318 Art Garden Hegezhuang, Chaoyang District
100102 Beijing
October 1st, 2009 - November 9th, 2009
Opening: October 1st, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tuesday-Sunday)


Lars Bjerre’s pictures provide a platform for fragility, madness, loneliness and brutality – they confront?the viewer with humans who are in search of their identity. Bjerre’s works reflect the complex and paradox world. In partly distressing, but also ironical pictures, they show the fragile individual confronted with himself. The detailed pictures make the viewer allegorically face a truth that one would like to escape from, even though it concerns everybody. His observation always focuses the psyche of the human being: The search of identity, the fear of lost time, the integration in a society, the toughness of isolation – The insanity of everyday life. When you look at Lars Bjerre’s works, it is hard not to be touched. They require all attention. His art emblematizes the tension, which is caused through political impacts and society forces, as Bjerre reflects it in a creative way. Besides the critical reflections, there is ironical elements consistently appearing, which make the viewer smile and cloud the seriousness.

Bjerre makes anonymous men in suits meet oppositional objects and creates an atmosphere of communication between them. Each work contains shocking, weird and ironical scenarios, which always leaves space open for ambiguity. Of his work Lars Bjerre states "I’m trying with my art to examine the tension, which takes place between people and the influence of political initiative and the challenges of the society. The focus point in my pictures often circles around the human foundation of existence and the human psychological condition. I often try through my art to reflect the world there is surrounding us and wants to make awareness about the human life world. My art often contains a deeper seriousness blurred with a touch of humor and irony. I’m trying to figure out about the human struggle within its self. About identity and how you look upon yourself and how to cope with the pressure from the outside world. The interaction with the inside world and the outside world and the ways you approach to for fill your state of happiness and to for fill the expectations you have put upon yourself."