Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, David Noro, Nolan Lem, Iris Bendt Hedal

Awkward Growth

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  • 💙 Ovenpå
  • 💚 Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm
  • 🖤 Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, David Noro, Nolan Lem, Iris Bendt Hedal
  • 💛 Mads Holm

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Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, David Noro, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, David Noro, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Installation view, Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, Ida Retz Wessberg, 2024, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Home”, 2024, coat rack, clothes, shoes, glue, safety pins and toy stuffing, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Home”, 2024, coat rack, clothes, shoes, glue, safety pins and toy stuffing, photo: Mads Holm
David Noro, “Teenage variation(I-III)”, 2021, 210x60 cm each, chalk paint, acrylic and ink on linen, photo: Mads Holm
David Noro, “Teenage variation(I-III)”, 2021, 210x60 cm each, chalk paint, acrylic and ink on linen, photo: Mads Holm
Nolan Lem, “Fugue State”, 2024, 40x30 cm each, keyboards, clay, custom electronics and speakers, photo: Mads Holm
Nolan Lem, “Fugue State”, 2024, 40x30 cm each, keyboards, clay, custom electronics and speakers, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something new”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something new”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
David Noro, “Teenagers”, 30x40 cm, pigments, acrylic and ink on linen, photo: Mads Holm
David Noro, “Teenagers”, 30x40 cm, pigments, acrylic and ink on linen, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Not ready for a commited relationship”, 2024, video installation, television, video and ventilator, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Not ready for a commited relationship”, 2024, video installation, television, video and ventilator, photo: Mads Holm
Simon Fensholm, “Trick or Treat”, 2024, 80x60 cm, acrylic and varnish, photo: Mads Holm
Simon Fensholm, “Trick or Treat”, 2024, 80x60 cm, acrylic and varnish, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something old”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something old”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something borrowed”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, pigment and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “Something borrowed”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, pigment and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Iris Bendt Hedal, “Jeg begyndte at løbe”, 2024, 50x40 cm, acrylic and pastel, Iris Bendt Hedal, ”Jeg holdt aldrig op med at løbe”, 2024, 70x50 cm, acrylic and pastel, photo: Mads Holm
Iris Bendt Hedal, “Jeg begyndte at løbe”, 2024, 50x40 cm, acrylic and pastel, Iris Bendt Hedal, ”Jeg holdt aldrig op med at løbe”, 2024, 70x50 cm, acrylic and pastel, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “From my room I was a fly on the wall”, 2024, storage bench, teddybears with push recorders(30 second recoding each) and carpet, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “From my room I was a fly on the wall”, 2024, storage bench, teddybears with push recorders(30 second recoding each) and carpet, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Just for a second”, 2024, swing seats and stainless steel chains, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, Simon Fensholm, “Just for a second”, 2024, swing seats and stainless steel chains, photo: Mads Holm
Simon Fensholm, “The world has turned and left me here (1995)”, 2024, 30x24 cm, acrylic and varnish, photo: Mads Holm
Simon Fensholm, “The world has turned and left me here (1995)”, 2024, 30x24 cm, acrylic and varnish, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “And the rest is leftovers”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, pigment and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “And the rest is leftovers”, 2024, 40x30 cm, watercolour, graphite, coloured pencils, pigment and putty on canvas, photo: Mads Holm
Ida Retz Wessberg, “Relief 03 (encapsulated air, gestures)”, 2020, Ø97 cm, jesmonite, photo: Mads Holm
Ida Retz Wessberg, “Relief 03 (encapsulated air, gestures)”, 2020, Ø97 cm, jesmonite, photo: Mads Holm
Ida Retz Wessberg, “GHOST 11” & “GHOST 12”, 2023 (unique), figure 11: 17,5x13x12 cm, figure 12: 15,5x13x12 cm, isomalt smartphone, plaster hand and steel shelf (25x25 cm), photo: Mads Holm
Ida Retz Wessberg, “GHOST 11” & “GHOST 12”, 2023 (unique), figure 11: 17,5x13x12 cm, figure 12: 15,5x13x12 cm, isomalt smartphone, plaster hand and steel shelf (25x25 cm), photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “A tingling sensation”, 2023, 108x72 cm, graphite on canvas in an artist frame, photo: Mads Holm
Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen, “A tingling sensation”, 2023, 108x72 cm, graphite on canvas in an artist frame, photo: Mads Holm
"Awkward Growth" marks the first duo exhibition between artists Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen and Simon Fensholm, showcasing new individual works in form of paintings alongside collaborative works such as sculptures and installations. These works have been created specifically for the exhibition at Ovenpå during their one-month take-over of the exhibition platform and their first-time creating works together as a duo. The exhibition "Awkward Growth" explores various perspectives, scenarios, and interpretations of the physical and emotional growing pains one can encounter and endure throughout one’s upbringing and stages of life. Rose Nielsen and Fensholm delve into the adolescent transition from childhood to adulthood, emphasizing the vulnerability, exposure and awkwardness experienced during one’s youth. The title, Awkward Growth, extends beyond the physical clumsiness and the relentless rush of puberty, by referring to the personal and emotional shifts that can occur throughout life. As a visitor, one steps into a cohesive exhibition space where the artworks coexist in an open, poetic, and vulnerable narrative. This arrangement invites them to embark on a journey of discovery, allowing them to craft their own stories within the exhibition. Adding to the duo exhibition form, Rose Nielsen and Fensholm have invited four contemporary artists—Ida Retz Wessberg, Iris Bendt Hedal, David Noro, and Nolan Lem—to collaborate with them at Ovenpå. These guest-artists contribute as if they were featured performers on an album or carefully selected songs on a handmade mixtape for someone special. About the Artists: Simon Fensholm (b. 1985), based in Copenhagen. Fensholm holds an MA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, obtained in 2015. He debuted at Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling in 2015 and the Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition in 2016. His work explores themes of social relationships, community, and belonging within our society, focusing on communicative discourses that seem to transcend generations and cultural segments. His current practice also examines society's obsession with body image, beauty ideals, and self-presentation, along with the ambivalence and impacts these have on the individual. Fensholm has exhibited both nationally(Denmark) and internationally and is currently featured in the upcoming Enter Art Fair at Galleri Helle Knudsen, Stockholm, Sweden. Rasmus Niclas Rose Nielsen (b. 1992), based in Copenhagen. Rose Nielsen received his MFA from The Schools of Visual Arts, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 2017 to 2022, and also studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 2014 to 2017. Since 2015, the themes in his work have revolved around relationships, their semiotics, and their impacts across various topics—from the physical and mental to memory biases, origins, daily life, and relationships. His current works explore the facets of romantic relationships, capturing both the positive and negative episodes and everything in between. He has started to focus also on the significance and perspective of the parental role. Rose Nielsen has exhibited both nationally(Denmark) and internationally, with his most recent exhibition, "Landing 2023," held at Kunsthal Kongegaarden in Korsør, Denmark.

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