Morten Viskum

VOLTA Artist Project No.3

MORTEN VISKUM | Vestfossen, Norway
b. 1965 in Helsingør
represented by FAS, booth C4

All the animals in Viskum’s Monogram» series are placed on a painted board, with rhythmical and neatly executed strokes all of which are applied with a dead hand. Monogram VII, presents a Zebra, its graphic black and white stripes in stark dramatic contrast to the vibrating fingertip marks on the hand painting. Monogram VII is perhaps the most striking of Viskum’s Monogram Series which will eventually consist of twelve works. They directly reference Rauschenberg's iconic sculpture «Monogram» (1959) - one of the most influential works of the 21st  century. As with Rauschenbergs Monogram, Viskum is aiming at a radical juxtaposition of objects and media filtered through his alternative imagery.

Morten Viskum, Monogram VII - stuffed zebra, 2009, painted board, tire, 165 x 244 x 366 cm.