BODYSCAPE / BODYSURFACEGARDEN
FEBRUARY 20 - 2018
Morten Stræde (born 1956) is one of the country's most recognized sculptors. He graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1985 and has worked as a professor of sculpture art from 1994-2003 at the academy. He has received a number of grants and acknowledgments. Among other the Eckersberg medal, the Thorvaldsen medal and the Danish Arts Foundations lifelong support.
Morten Stræde has exhibited at many of the country's art museums and has also created a large number of large ornaments and sculptures for the public space. Among other things; Megaron/A Field at Assistens Kirkegaard in Copenhagen, Bymuren at Åboulevarden in Copenhagen, Shadowline at Varde Barracks as well as Helix and other sculptures in Vejle. In North Jutland, Morten Stræde has created a large sculptural installation at the School of Social and Health Education in Hammer Bakker.
In Kunsthal NORD's satellite S1 we show Morten Stræde's sculpture 'Bodyscape / Bodysurfacegarden' (2016). The work consists of 1.81 m2 red wool felt, which corresponds exactly to the skin's surface area of an average human being.