In a few days an installation on
Gammel Kongevej will lighten up the autumn gloom for people
moving through the city streets. In place of traffic noise
and agressive light bombardment the windows of the exhibition
space RACA reveal a view of a majestic and calm landscape.
Through the use of an advanced printing technique the shop
windows are mounted with a translucent landscape photograph
nearing almost 12m2 in size. The image is lighted from within
the shop resulting in a glowing landscape in the busy street
creating a peaceful contrast to hectic city life.
Combimed with a series of images in a smaller format being
shown inside the gallery space the exhibition points to
a pivotal point in Nikolas Theilgaard’s artistic work.
On the one hand the sensual appeal of the images speak of
the relationship between colour and light in photography
– light giving depth and glow to colour, while on
the other hand the installation forms a contrast to the
surrounding city space. Here the installation attempts a
kind of game where the position of the spectator in relation
with the city space she is already part of is reconsidered.
"In my artistic work I tend to deal with what you could
call ‚the timeless landscape’. The show at RACA
is an attempt at exposing a landscape quality of city space
through the contrast of nature.“