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Art February, 1 2010

Henrik Vibskov Graphic Works at Pool Gallery – Preview

This Friday the Henrik Vibskov  Graphic Works exhibition will open at Pool Gallery Berlin.

Some might call Henrik Vibskov a jack-of-all-trades, and it is true that Vibskov shows his innovative fashion designs in Paris, exhibits his artwork at established institutions such as PS1, MoMA, the Palais de Tokio and MU, and makes musical collaborations with the likes of Anders Trentemøller and Mikael Simpson. However for Vibskov, these seemingly different creative realms are not separate – it is intrinsic to his philosophy that they blend together, resulting in an all-inclusive Henrik Vibskov experience.

Vibskov consciously chooses not to isolate his interests. A modern incarnation of German composer Richard Wagner’s mid-19th century concept of ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ or ‘universal artwork’ – an idea that was central even to the Bauhaus movement – is carried on by Vibskov, dissolving the constraints of varying disciplines and allowing a unique art form to emerge.

In Henrik Vibskov: Graphic Works, Vibskov presents a selection of his two-dimensional pieces, exhibited alongside installation and knit-works. With colorful and organic shapes that seem like strange, animated beings, Vibskov’s minimalistic “form-language” and “anarchistic lines” offer a glimpse at his own imagined universe. His experience with design, textile and pattern certainly shines through, resulting in a collection of works that, in keeping with his philosophy, intertwines a diverse selection of creative fields.

We give you a preview of the exhibition after the jump.

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