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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Galerie Zink, Berlin<br />

Per Martensson

Born 1959 in Malmö, Sweden
Lives and works in Malmö

Two-timing, two-part, 2008

Metallic lacquer on aluminium
100 x 150 cm

Per Martensson deals with basic issues of conceptual art and how it is received. His installations and site-specific works move between the realm of painting and a spatial and social context.

In "Two-timing", this transgression of borders becomes evident: the blue area is reminiscent of a work of art, the imposing presence of a sculpture. The deep scratch that mars the painted blue surface and exposes the underlying metal, triggers associations. Thoughts of destruction, anger, injury come to mind. Or a scratch on the car? Martensson intentionally plays on this ambiguity, using a BMW paint colour for the blue surface.

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