Goethe once said “The one to whom nature begins to discover its mysteries”. The work of the Danish artist Per Adolfsen can indeed pretend to be the interpret of a nature that is both mysterious and bewitching.

Through a charming easiness, he apprehends nature according to its own expression in order to reconstruct the landscapes he lives with. The vivid and saturated shades, the wavering and serpentine lines form a cohesive construction in which each natural element is spontaneously intertwined with the other, in the manner of a musical chord.

Per Adolfsen uses pencils as if they were brushes : the skies of “Yellow Field” are  striped with fine colorful lines where you feel the telluric and mineral texture of  pigments. The serpentine shapes adopted in “The Pine Tree and the Hills” to describe  the danish countryside are wavy and undulating. The inertia and the weight of  boulders and trees in “Evening Langø” shift to an air-like lightness. The rocks in  “Stepping Stones” seem to become air bubbles or colored fumes.

 

 

Per Adolfsen, Evening Langø, 2022, colored pencil, chalk, and graphite on paper, 60x42cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, Stonemilker, Colored pencil on paper, 42×30 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, Down by the water, 2021, Colored pencil, grafite and chalk on Hahnemuehle paper, 42 x 30 cm
Per Adolfsen, Down by the water, 2021, Colored pencil, graphite, and chalk on Hahnemuehle paper, 42 x 30 cm, (UNAVAILABLE)
er Adolfsen, Two trees in a storm, 2022, Colored pencil, grafite and chalk on Hahnemuehle paper, 42 x 30 cm
Per Adolfsen, Two trees in a storm, 2022, Colored pencil, graphite, and chalk on Hahnemuehle paper, 42 x 30 cm
Per Adolfsen, Sunset by the sea, 2022, colored pencil on paper, 42 x 30 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, Flower, 2020, colored pencil on paper, 42 x 30 cm.
Per Adolfsen, Flower, 2020, colored pencil on paper, 42 x 30 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, Snow Remains In A Fjord Landscape, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 42 x 30 cm.
Per Adolfsen, Snow Remains In A Fjord Landscape, colored pencil, graphite on paper, 42 x 30 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, The Beach, 2022, colored pencil, chalk, and graphite on paper, 42 x 30 cm.
Per Adolfsen, The Beach, 2022, colored pencil, chalk, and graphite on paper, 42 x 30 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
Per Adolfsen, The White House Behind The Fence, 2021, colored pencil, graphite and chalk on paper, 60 x 42 cm.
Per Adolfsen, The White House Behind The Fence, 2021, colored pencil, graphite, and chalk on paper, 60 x 42 cm (UNAVAILABLE)
L'oeuvre de Per Adolfsen est présentée à la galerie sobering.
Per Adolfsen, Trees, Bunker And Beach Late November, 2021, colored pencil, chalk, graphite on paper, 60 x 42 cm (UNAVAILABLE)