DANA SCHUTZ Between Us
9 FEBRUARY – 11 JUNE 2023
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
GAMMEL STRANDVEJ 13
American artist Dana Schutz (b. 1976) is one of the great figurative painters of our time: an eminent storyteller who depicts people - and our relationships - in complex and often gigantic compositions. Her universe is disturbing and fascinating and makes us want to scream, laugh and cry at the same time.
The gruesome, grotesque, absurd and comic merge in the works of American artist Dana Schutz, who was born in 1976 in Michigan, and today lives and works in Brooklyn. For two decades now, she has distinguished herself with her fabulous narrative power, vigorous sense of colors and dramatic nerve – a true story painter for our time.
Although Schutz’s art can seem grim, crass, at times almost repulsive – this is heavy stuff indeed – there is definitely something compelling, even enchanting about it. And one is never in doubt of the the artist’s deep, underlying compassion and sensitivity towards the society and the times in which we live together.