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Sange til Pårørende/Songs for hearts next of kin

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I partake in an event  called “Songs for hearts next of kin”. My good friend; singer/songwriter Lærke Corfix has written songs that are especially relevant for those who are close to, or have been close to someone facing such large challenges, that their closest kin are buckling under. I will be showing one of my paintings – the one that was sabotaged and is mentioned in the post below.

 

 

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I will also be reading a poem that expresses how it feels to be that next of kin.

The event takes place in Copenhagen, Købmagergade 52A

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Tuesday 6th Feb

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See link below for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/events/170505550382302/

Den Friere udenfor Charlottenborg kunstgalleri, og Det Kongelige Teater

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Siden slutningen af nov 2017 har Den Friere dør stået på Kongens Nytorv 3-5. Værket havde overstået voldsomt stormvejr foran Den Frie på Østerbro, men med sit nye beliggenhed og med den forkerte vinkel kom et vidstød mod værket, der væltede det, og knækkede dørkarmen. Jeg foretog reparationen ude på pladsen med PU lim, skruetvinge, varmedunke og plastik betræk for at beskytte reparationen for det fortsat voldsommen vejr. Da jeg så vejrudsigten, kunne jeg se det nødvendige i, at søge ly et stykke tid da jeg også ville forsegle værket bedre. Jeg fandt ly under en port i Snaregade, og med hjælp af en trækvogn fra Charlottenborg kunstskoles skulptur-afdeling, fik jeg transporteret værket i sikkerhed. Det har været en udfordring at være udendørs kunstner i denne kontekst af regn, kulde og blæst, men at opleve, at indenfor 1 1/2 time fik jeg skaffet mig ly til værket, en trækvogn, nogen, der var villig til at hjælpe mig få værket op på trækvognen og nogen til at hjælpe få værket af trækvognen igen, så følte jeg mig beæret af, den godhed jeg mødte. Her er nogle billeder fra Kongen Nytorv og fra reparationen.

 

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Den Friere udstilling foran Den Frie og senere tæt på Charlottenborg Kunstgalleri

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Som er blevet tradition for mig, lavede jeg endnu en gang, en udstilling foran Den Frie til Kunstnernes Efterårs Censureret udstilling i slutningen af oktober 2017. Her er nogle billeder fra opbygningsfasen af værket, jeg ville stille udenfor, som en slags modspil til det, der foregår inden på Den Frie. Jeg kalder udstillingen Den Friere, og på døren er der skrevet “Censureret”. Værket indeni døren er en blanding af en maleri, der omhandler det indre skrig, når man føler, at kommunikationen mellem ens selv, og en man elsker nedbrydes, og man er magtesløs, samt en citat af C. S. Lewis, om sårbarheden i kærlighed. De kommer ikke med her, men jeg skrever igen senere, om udviklingen af hvad der er foregået siden værket flyttede til Kongens Nytorv 5, tæt på Charlottenborg kunstgalleri.

 

 

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Preparing the door, installing lights that turn on when the door opens.

 

 

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The spiral that keeps the wires together is made from a hairband I bought from The Flying Tiger.

 

 

 

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Standing outside my artwork/exhibition in a mask of ‘anonimity’.

 

 

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The anonymity relates to the fact the Censored exhibition, KE is apparently judged without their knowledge of the applicants, so I thought I might as well continue being anonymous for those who are not interested in my work.

 

 

 

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Den Friere (The more Free/Independent) Exhibition outside Den Frie (The Free).

 

 

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Inside the exhibition. Some good works, but an outrageous amount of empty walls.

 

 

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A sneak peek at the artwork with one of my viewers.

Article in Amagerbladet about my Revolution painting

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This article relates to my painting about the USA presidential election with The Wall Street Bull placed symbolically in the centre. Bernie Sanders is trying to bring the symbol of power and wealth under control, while Trump is kissing it with fire protruding from his pants – a reference to his many lies. The painting can be seen in Christiania’s art gallery – Gallopperiet until the 26th March when all artworks are to be taken down.

Editorial mistake; the author of the article has been accredited as the artist by the editor, but the author has accredited me with the art in the article. A bit confusing but perhaps this increases curiosity 😉

 

 

Here is an overview of many of the people connected to the Revolution movement. See names on link below.

 

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Link to names:

Supporters of Bernie

 

 

Kunstkursus på Bellahøjvej 121 – Værkstedet Bella

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Den Friere/The More Independent opens!

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Welcome to Den Friere/The ‘more’ Independent!

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Since my Otto Frello portrait was rejected by Den Frie/The Independent, I’ve started creating my own Happenings outside.

First I stood in the central reservation and painted a ‘letter’. (Read about it under the title In the Red Corner/I det Røde Hjørne)

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The following year I brought a big board and made a protest where I quoted people who criticised the exhibition for being lacklustre.

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This year I opened Den Friere, which both means The Freer or More Independent because I really think there is something awry

with the snobbery of the elite art world.

 

Here is a sign showing the way to Den Friere/The more Independent exhibition. One thing that makes it very free is that I sought

permission from the council – which is free – and they don’t censor the content :)

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Two folks I know from Christiania’s Uncensored February exhibition came along and joined in my exhibition opening. I felt it was

appropriate with a rebel fist for the occasion 😉

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To the right is my friend and accomplice, who helped me set up the outdoor exhibition.

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Meagre beginnings, but definitely not meaningless. Due to the weather and difficulty transporting the original painting, I had to make

do with a frame high quality copy. The original is a good bit larger.

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At the end of the evening, one of the artists I had met last year turned up for some mulled wine. Between last year and this year, I

invited him to take part in an exhibition called The Missing Dialogue, which ran in Gallopperiet, Christiania in July ’16.

To the right of me there is a postbox people could put their contact details in if they wanted to hear more.

Interestingly enough, I got a lot of positive response for the Happening this year. More so than last year. As has been the case every year,

I  got a visit from some of the ‘insiders’ but they were friendly and listened to what I had to say. Maybe they even agreed…

Roll on next year for the next ‘exhibition’/happening :)

I’m free!

 

Candidate Commentary on Cards

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You may find these drawing interesting. The Trump and Sanders pictures are postcard size and are in a postcard exhibition somewhere in Hungary as far as I know.

 

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Illegal Anatomical Migration

 

This Hillary Clinton image came to me as I was listening to the news. I dropped what I was doing an made this picture. It is half photoshop and half drawing. I hope you like it. And I hope Bernie and not the other two will still somehow make it to the White House. We will see.

 

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New Triangle Theory books to be printed!

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Dear anyone who is art interested!
I am preparing to make a new run of hardback books about my art theory, THE TRIANGLE THEORY – OBJECTIVE CRITICISM OF ART.

There are no other books quite like this one.

Of course no one can be completely objective, but the content of this book takes the authority back from the art critics and empowers you, to evaluate art in a more constructive and open-eyed way, both as an artist or as a viewer. I use this when I’m making and viewing art and it has definitely made me a more secure artist and critic.

Send me a message here on fb, if you would like to purchase one:
See some of the content for free here:
http://leahrobb.com/test-scribd-pdf/

The book will cost £25/250kr/$30 plus possible shipping costs.

US 2016 – The Revolution has begun

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In around February I came across Bernie Sanders. I became addicted to hearing what he said – not all of it, but most of it. I love his bravery to confront the most powerful people and corporations in America. It has been an incredible listen, and I have seen how his fire has spread across the states as he defies expectations and the media, by growing is popularity and influence at the grassroots level.

 

 

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I knew I needed to turn all the time used on viewing youtube clips to something creative. This painting is the result of this inspiration. I had not foreseen how it would have turned out. But once I found the Wall Street Bull which is situated near New York’s Stock Exchange, I built up the narrative around an enlarged version of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charging_Bull

 

Another interesting sidenote is, that this painting has been painted on a canvas I inherited from the Frello. It was almost destined to turn out Frelloist-like.

 

 

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US 2016 Detail 7

 

The people in the crowd are a mixture of Bernie fans, celebrities and politicians – even a banker, who support Bernie.

 

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US 2016 Detail 5

 

It has been interesting studying the election process and how much corruption is reported and how little it seems to affect results. It is mind boggling to consider how hard it is for an outside contender like Bernie Sanders to actually get the nomination in spite of the huge crowds he seems to be drawing.

 

 

I hope this painting will solidify what he has done. Even if he doesn’t get te nomination, he has changed the political landscape forever.

Art Auction!

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So the art auction is upon us now! I have counted that I have around 85 artworks going into this auction. Needless to say many of them are small sketches and you won’t need to bid for them – just pay £5-15 and whip them away.

It is an interesting process to go through – pulling out old work and seeing if a little window mount or frame will make it come to life. Many pieces have actually surprised me, which has been nice. I look forward to sharing them with you and giving my parents a little more room.

Here are a few samples showing the variety of work:

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Independence-Day

 

 

 

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Large-Blue-face-horizontal Loved

 

 

 

 

Nude-against-a-wall Nude-Man-sitting

 

 

 

 

 

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