Leap of Faith – Children of Suburbia IV

Solo exhibition @ Galleri Susanne Ottesen

24. February – 7. April 2012

Opening friday 24. February 5-7 pm

Galleri Susanne Ottesen
Gothersgade 49, DK-1123 København K

Opening hours tuesday – friday 10am-6pm, saturday 11am-3pm


Press release:

Morten Schelde

Leap of Faith – Children of Suburbia IV

Morten Schelde’s Leap of Faith at Galleri Susanne Ottesen is his first major solo exhibition since the completion of his site specific work at The Royal Palace, Amalienborg in Copenhagen. MS’s new paintings bring us deeper into his universe and depict how he has continued the development of his work in painting, theme and method.

Like an explorer MS experiments with our perception of reality, spatial understanding and experience. Comforting homes, deep forests, wild wolves, staircases which lure us from room to room mix imperceptibly and mesh with cultural references. The works produce spatial situations, which instill uncertainty if what we see are real, emotional or imaginary spaces. Essentially it is important that we are allowed our own perceptual space for ourselves to induce meanings and experiences.

The home in MS suburban investigations is an expression of the physical framework of our lives but also of the mental and emotional spaces, which bonds to our perception of home, family and personal values. Experiences are individual and manifest themselves in relation to time and space. In the works of MS spaces and proportions become structures, which variably enhance and decrease these cognitive spaces and integrate them as a common realization in a visual universe. Leap of Faith reveals this universe to us – a universe, which might be MS’s but also our own – we are hereby invited to consider our experiences and values of what is important to us and what we as human-beings have in common.