The Skinny Showcase: Martin Bech-Ravn

Gallery | 02 Jul 2010

"Everyday objects, entrances/exits, interior/exterior, pattern repetitions, music, vegetation, and painters' tools are all part of the universe that I am exploring, where anything is possible. My settings depict actual spaces, but are more like ideas of places and the situations, that have, will, or could happen within them. The tension between the objects is highlighted by the conjunction of painterly technique, which results in contradictions of the paintings' own expression. The play between flatness and 3D stresses the falsification of the illusion and the work is left, lost in translation.
I look at my work as reinventions, questioning the nature and functionality of objects and space, and how these are interpreted. "