Paintworks presents the works of Danish artists Jonas Georg Christensen and Peter Olsen. Their work is a congenial everyday low-key graffiti. It is so discreet and minimalist that it blends into the building and only the attentive sees it.
Paintworks gives the same pale image of buildings in Denmark as everyday life is for most of us. We pass these buildings, but our thoughts are somewhere else. But when we take a closer look: isnt something strange, something there that shouldnt be there ? rom a Scandinavian perspective, Paintworks is a kind of minimalist bombing. Graffitis equivalent to Scandinavian fashion, industrial design and architecture. The term less is more springs to mind.
In the 140 pictures and fold-out spreads Danish everyday buildings with their secret messages are shown. Rectangles and sometimes a flipped, uneven line is their style. aintworks contains a longer theoretical text by Carsten Madsen, associate professor at Aarhus University, as well as an introduction by Claus Peder Pedersen, who heads the research school at the School of Architecture in Aarhus. The book is a joint edition between Dokument Press and the Danish publishing company Forlaget Emancipa(t/ss)ionsfrugten and the publishing platform txt (Txt Publishing).