Feel the Sand
These pictures from the marina comes with soul, when Per Baagøe stands with the steering wheel. The ocean is an ever changing and tempting subject for the former member of "Violet Sol", whom hadn't had a solo show in Copenhagen since 1974, untill his exhibition with Galerie Edeling.
Per Baagøe show exhibited expressive translation of nature, painted with wide and quick sweeping brush with ground in tradition. Baagøe has a special talent for getting the spectator to recognize local places, whether it be the wave or the feeling of groundedness. Odsherred is alive in his pictures.
Nevertheless Baagøe is at his best, when he is heading to eternity and the total grasp. It is succeeded in a couple of the larger paintings, where the eye is caught on the endless and still feeling the nearness, as in "Rørvig Strand, Rørvig". As the artist himself expresses: "The large and dramatic is what attracts me. I strive towards "physical" images wiht life, air and substance".
A form of religious nature expresses in the paintings meeting between naturalismen and abstraction with this painter, whom has prior been strongly present in the graphic arts and as in the exhibition at Galerie Edeling created an expansive emotion of his colours of wellbeing.
Accademia di belle Arti, Perugia, Italia 1966
The Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen 1986-75
Akademiet for skønne kunstner
Violet Sol 74-88
Biennal of Graphic Art, Ljubljana, Jugoslavien 77
Galerie Plaisiren, Hässelby Slot, Stockholm, Sweden 77
The 2nd International Open Air Art Festival, Russia 93
Art of Palace, Minsk, White Russia 93
Art Copenhagen, Copenhagen 93, 94, 95, 96
"Landskabsmalerier fra Odsherred", Odsherreds Kunstmuseum, Asnæs 95
Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany 94, 95, 96
Galerie Jensen, Copenhagen 74
Clausens Kunsthandel, Copenhagen 84 and 88
Galleri Brantebjerg, Rørvig 91
Galleri Slugen, Esbjerg 94
Galerie Edeling, Copenhagen 94
Æglageret, Holbæk 95
Galerie Edeling, Copenhagen 96