EMIL WESTMAN HERTZ

16 FEBRUARY - 17 MARCH 2013

ANNAELLEGALLERY is pleased to present Emil Westman Hertz's first solo show at the gallery. Creating an integrated environment with an ethnographic, anthropological and art historical approach, Hertz uses various media such as sculptures, installations, collages and drawings in order to depict a Westerner´s fascination with "the foreign, the exotic and the other". Captivated by natural resources, Hertz creates art works using materials such as wax, wood, bronze, clay, bone and other objects that he has found in Denmark and during travels in other continents.

In the front room, Hertz presents an artistic construction with abstract forms, a work that can be considered as a western vision and portrayal of an imaginary primitive dwelling. Built with simple and primitive means, several levels are held up by branches, sticks, mud and other items. Hence, Hertz creates an archaeological installation with the form of a diorama or a personal landscape.

Emil Westman Hertz (1978) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. Upon earning an MFA from the Royal Danish Academy in 2008, he has shown is works at Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen; The Armory Show, New York; Henry Heerup Museet, Copenhagen; Sorö Kunstmuseum etc. Additionally, his works has been collected by Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj; Magasin 3, Stockholm; Kunstmuseet i Tønder; Horsens Kunstmuseum and Bornholms Kunstmuseum.