Kristian Touborg

Kristian Touborg was born in 1987. He currently lives and works in Copenhagen. Touborg has completed a Masters of Art at Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design (2009-2016). He has also been assistant of acclaimed artist Tal R. In 2017 he received a working grant from The Danish Arts Foundation. During 2016 and 2017 he completed a residency at Taekker Air Berlin. Touborg’s paintings are made of a compilation of digitally printed fabrics and various industrially treated materials and cut up canvasses, which are then assembled through the use of collage techniques. The collected montage of textural fragments is then stretched on frames, which are characterized by their atypical shapes. As Touborg expands and reconstructs the canvasses into awkward polygonal shapes, he differentiates and takes ownership of both the finished compositions and the incorporated fragments, as they differ themselves further from their various origins, blatantly disregarding whether this is a celebrated art historical masterpiece or a snapshot of a melted dumpster distorting the aesthetic of the streets of Copenhagen. Recent solo exhibitions include Blood Moon Echoes, Gallery Jacob Bjørn (2018); Collab w/ Litografisk– Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen, Copenhagen (2018); Instant excess (with Moritz Wegwerth), Rod Barton, London (2018); Collector’s choice, Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence (2018); Loophole Trails, “New Positions” at Art Cologne w/ Galerie Mikael Andersen, Cologne (2018); Dobbeltblik: a dialouge with l.a. ring († 1933), Roskilde Palæ, Roskilde (2017) and Figuration and Algorithms, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (2017). Recent group exhibitions include: Art Cologne, with Galerie Mikael Andersen, Cologne (2019); 3 i 1, ahs Museum/Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbæk (2018); Art on Paper, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (2018); Art Cologne  (2018); Nothing you have to Understand, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (2017); Money Laundry, Sixtyeight Art Institute, Copenhagen (2017); Song no.1, no.stereo, Cascais, Portugal (2017); Art Vienna Contemporary, with Galerie Mikael Andersen, Vienna, Austria (2017); Pots & Paintings, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen (2016) and Hunted Projects #paintingssssss, Edinburgh (2016).