Galleri Brandstrup is delighted welcome the new year with Cadence; a solo exhibition by Ilija Wyller. The presentation opens on Thursday 13 January, at 6 PM, and will be on display until 5 February, 2022.
The paintings presented in Cadence evolve around the places, experiences and memories that arise in the wake of relationships to others; to erase the contour of the self in the face of other objects and places. Wyller’s paintings are non-figurative and solely based on the rhythm and movement of form, colour and brushstroke. The background and foreground are a part of the same field as they slip and overlap each other, making them look and feel both spatial and flat simultaneously. In this exhibition Wyller has painted on three differently sized canvases, applying wax, both cold and hot, resulting in a greater variety within her visual vocabulary.
The exhibition is a continuation of Wyller’s previous work; her fascination with relational transitions, between things and milieus, especially in relation to the natural world. This is what her paintings embodies at their core, natural transition and movement. In Cadence, Wyllers work is further developed by integrating several expressions in the same surface. The paintings are themed around the resignation of dreams – an optimism that reappears when one stumbles into new settings. Her work is non-figurative and solely based on the rhythm and movement of form, colour and brushstroke. In the series of work presented in Cadence Wyller’s paintings are a further elaboration on her continuous work to intuitively paint the surroundings and the memories that arise in the wake - to decide on a direct dialogue between hand and canvas.
Wyller draws inspiration from natural and urban environments - everyday events and emotions. To see the traces of one's cadence when one looks over one's own shoulder. Her work is based on photos taken in her own surroundings, the mood and the feeling they give. There are pictures of buildings that are falling into disrepair, construction sites that have grown back. Traces of people in nature, rubbish left behind. The photographs are of the transition between people, beings, objects and their respective surroundings.