“The publication engulfs us in pure colour, line and shape, inciting a kaleidoscope of feelings” – British Journal of Photography
Disko Bay is thrilled to present Absalon Kirkeby’s latest book Still Fantasy, a kaleidoscopic refraction of vibes. Kirkeby presents us with a range of image types as seen through the extended eye, accessing a state of intimate reality riddled with meaning. X-rays, objects turned into patterns, machines, traces and signs, luminous red, yellow and blue, doors and urban sites all create a sense and narrative of a place that elucidates something revelatory.
Kirkeby employs digitally manipulated photography to engage the quotidian with a surreal and dreamlike gaze, evoking artificial experiences of physical gestures and tactility through means of mediation and abstraction. The work highlights themes on the opacity and complex experience of life today, offering subtle comments on contemporary society.
Absalon Kirkeby (b. 1983) is a Danish artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. Kirkeby graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Goldsmiths College and Zürcher Hochschule der Künste. Recent solo exhibitions include Andersen’s Contemporary, Vandrehallen, Roos Showroom, CCA Andratx, Recent group exhibitions include Bianca D’Alessandro, Cucina, Gammelgaard, Carl Koystal, The Hand, Den Frie – Center for Contemporary Art. Kirkeby’s work is included in the collections of Banco de Espana, The National Museum of Photography and The Danish Arts Foundation. Previous publications by Kirkeby include Small Guide (2020), Air Craft Art (2015), Feriemodel (2015), Palm (2012) and Pseudo (2009).
- Printed embossed hardcover
- 20,5 × 27 cm
- 216 pages
- 159 full color plates
- Printed in Denmark by Narayana Press
- ISBN 978-87-973526-1-8