DATES: 19th September – 15th November, 2009
OPENING: Saturday, 19th September – 20h
Danish artist and designer, Lin Utzon, has prepared an exclusive exhibition for the CCA Gallery, showing her most particular and intimate Siruells. These small traditional figures have become an icon of Mallorcan culture and originate from old farmers toys. They have interested Lin Utzon for the last 30 years. Fascinated by art that is disappearing she decided to prepare this project and to unify her creation with the island of Mallorca and the work of Miró.
Lin Utzon has been working on the project for the CCA Andratx since January 2009. In “Can Feliz”, a finca built by her father, the architect Jorn Utzon, she finds the peace and the inspiration in the nature and light that surrounds her. The project is a honoring to Mallorca and it's culture and at the same time it shows how from a traditional form something different can be created.
To work the clay, Lin Utzon has found the support of Pep Coll, a “torneador” of the village of Pòrtol. For Lin Utzon everything is a process of evolution and unification of materials. For her sketches she has changed paper for plasterboards. Finding the right colors has also been a challenge. Finally she returned to the techniques of the past (today acrylic paint is used) and uses gauche and ink, which allows her to control the flow.
For Lin Utzon, working with clay and plaster has been a very positive experience. Forming faces and forms with your fingers is something very real. Each one of Utzon's Siruells has its own character and its forms can be indefinitely. The artist explains that she in the beginning worked very carefully with these delicate Siruells, but as time passed by she started to transform the Siruells into “something else”. The Siruells themselves has provided her with a great liberty to start this creation. Lin Utzon has created about 150 sculptures of various sizes, colors and forms.
Lin Utzon Biography
1964 – 66 School of Art, Institut of East Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1966 Four month studies at different studios in Kyoto and Japón
1967-70 Art and Craft School, Copenhagen
1970-71 School Margrethe of Design and Fashion, Copenhagen
1973 (from) Studio of artist Elsinore, Denmark
Various trips to studios in Japan, Mexico, US, Nepal Indonesia, Australia, Grönland and China
1980, 1981 y 1985 Royal Scandinavia, Copenhagen
1981 Illums Bolighus, Denmark
1982 Gallery Kirsten Ronning, Oslo
1983 Gallery David Jones, Sydney, Australia
Gallery Georges, Melbourne, Australia
Gallery David Jones, Chatswood, Australia
1984 Scanfair, Copenhagen
Fair of Frankfurt, Germany
1986 Royal Scandinavia, Copenhagen
Gallery Georges Jenson, New York
Tiffany's, New York
1987 Museum Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
1989 Retrospective exhibition, Museum of Herning, Denmark
1992 Museum Marienlyst, Helsingoer, Denmark
Gallery Feldballe, Kolding, Denmark
Gallery Aeblegaarden, Denmark
Gallery Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994 Museum of Rungstedlund, Denmark
Gallery Soto, Aalborg, Denmark
Gallery Hummeluhre, Denmark
1995 Museum of Art Herning, Denmark
1998 Opera House, Sydney, Australia
1999 “Ballet còsmic”, Art Museum Herning, Denmark
1988, 1993, 2001 Gallery Orange, Helsingoer, Denmark
2001 “Ballet còsmic” and wall paintings, Museum Den Frie, Copenhagen
“Ballet còsmic” and filigran jugs, Danish Design Center, Copenhagen.
“Casulles”for an ecclesiastic exhibition, Rundetarn, Copenhagen.
2002 “Nordic airport architecture”, Museum Esbossos, Lund, Sweden
“Sea and Sky”, Gallery Reiff, Denmark
Museum Hammermollen, Denmark
“Painted Ladies”, Exhibition Space Paustian, Copenhagen
Ceramic Kähler, Denmark
“Steph”, Museum Frederiks Bastion, Copenhagen
Centre Cultural, Felanitx, Mallorca
Takashima, Tokio, Japan
Event space Beijing, China
Illums Bolighus, Shangai, China
Illums, Tokio, China
2005 Maison du Danemark, Paris
“Lin Utzon. Nature Light”, China
2007 “Lin Utzon. Retrospectiva”, Ses Voltes, Palma
Lin Utzon has participated in numerous group exhibitions and public works. She has also received a number of distinctions in acknowledgement of her work.
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