- Asger Carlsen
- Published by: Fabrikbooks
- year: 2016
- 21 x 14,8 cm
- set of 4 cards
- price: € 13 – free shipping within Denmark on orders above €50
One Picture Books is a series of card publications wich are to be published over the next coming years. There are four doubble cards in each packet. Each card featuring one artist. The series will introduce a curated insight in Contemporary Nordic Photography, with an estimated number of 4-8 publications series a year.
Asger Carlsen is a photography-based visual artist. Born 1973 in Denmark. Lives and works in New York. Represented by V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, and Dittrich & Schlechtriem, Berlin.
Following the example of abstract art, particularly that of early twentieth-century synthetic cubism, Asger Carlsen processes his images from several different photographic vantage points at once. The human figure is documented, then re-presented, disfigured and sculpted digitally. It is deconstructed and then reassembled, the goal being not to depict specific bodies but instead to extract a vivid experience of what they might be. It is the body exposed as anonymous, hyperaesthetic form, distinguishable by its detail yet stripped of any particular identity.