V1 Gallery

Copenhagen

V1 Gallery was established in 2002 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The gallery represents a select group of established and emerging artists and is committed to introducing and promoting art, in all media, to an international audience. Seeing art as a profound and competent media for social and political discourse, the gallery aspires to serve as a platform for contemporary art that interacts with its surrounding society.

At Market Art Fair 2021, V1 Gallery presents Paper cut Bodega: New works on / in paper by artists who have a serious practice related to the material.

Barry McGee

Barry McGee, born 1966, is a revered figure in the West Coast graffiti subculture (typically associated with the skater and surfer communities). McGee makes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations inspired by urban culture that incorporate elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, having produced work on the streets since the 1980s under the tag name “Twist”; his signature motif is the face of a man with sagging, tired eyes, rendered in an efficient linear style.

 

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'Untitled (Two faces)', 2020, gouache on paper. Image credits V1 Gallery and Barry McGee.

Danielle Orchard

Danielle Orchard, born 1985, lives and works in Brooklyn, USA. She holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College (2013), New York, USA. Orchard’s works are a poetic blend of the mundane and the mysterious. They encompass our everyday drama, the tectonic shifts in existence we encounter, uninvited and unwarranted. The tableaus are about body and being and we recognize ourselves in Orchard’s women, gender notwithstanding.

Recent solo exhibitions include 3PM, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark, A Little Louder, Love (2018) at Jack Hanley, New York, USA and Tennis Elbow (2017) at Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA.

 

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'A Crowded Room', 2020, ink, chalk and pastel on paper, 76 x 56 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Danielle Orchard.

Emma Kohlmann

Emma Kohlmann, born 1989, lives and works in Amherst, Western Massachusetts, USA. She graduated from Hampshire College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2011, where she composed her own major in aesthetics, feminist theory and drawing. Kohlmann works from intuition in one instant motion. Never revisits or retouches a work. She works with an idea on various materials until she is content with the results. If she is not content – she will start over – except this time the tenseness of the canvas, ceramic, cloth or paper won’t hold her. Kohlmann’s work can be viewed as a collection of lost and found ideas, objects and images. Retrieving them from wherever they live in the depths of her mind. Subconsciously and consciously, she creates patterns of symbols, shapes and figures, which then become part of an unspoken narrative. A lineage from primordial times, through ancient cultures and into the present. Kohlmann guides the connection between the unspoken with form.

Kohlmann publishes her own artists’ books and other ephemera such as records, zines and textiles. She has exhibited extensively in the past years, including V1 Gallery, the Portland Museum of Art, USA, MOCA, Tucson, USA, Jack Hanley, New York, USA and Tennis Elbow/The Journal, New York, USA.

 

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'Crowded Train', 2020, acrylic and sumi ink on paper, 127 x 210 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Emma Kohlmann.

Geoff McFetridge

Born in 1971, Calgary, Canada. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

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'Study', 2020, gouache on vellum, 38 x 33 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Geoff McFetridge.

HuskMitNavn

Born 1975, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

 

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'On to The Next One', 2020, ink on paper, 58 x 40 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and HuskMitNavn.

James Ulmer

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'Devil in Front', 2020, flashe on canvas, 30.5 x 25.5 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and James Ulmer.

John Copeland

Born in 1976 in California, United States. Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, United States

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'Apocalypse Maybe Later', 2017, graphite, oil and gouache, 43 x 57 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and John Copeland.

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen

Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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'Study for Goodbye Horses #7', 2021, colour pencil on 90g:61lb Canson paper, 21 x 29,7 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen.

Mischa Pavlovski Andresen

Born 1990, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

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'Fields of pandora', 2017, dry pastel and water on paper, 70 x 144.5 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Mischa Pavlovski Andresen.

Monica Kim Garza

Born March 27, 1988 Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States. Lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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'Picnic', 2021, acrylic on paper, 36,5 x 48 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Monica Kim Garza.

Richard Colman

Born 1976, Bethesda, Maryland. Lives and works between San Francisco, CA and Sandy Hook, CT

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Image credits V1 Gallery and Richard Colman.

Thomas Øvlisen

Born in Denmark 1974. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

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'Untitled', 2020, oil on paperbag mounted on board, 31 x 35 cm cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Thomas Øvlisen.

Todd James

Born 1969, New York, United States. Lives and works in New York, United States

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'Room of Small Treasures, 2017, gouache and graphite paper, 38 x 56 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Todd James.

Troels Carlsen

Born 1973. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

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'Committment has One Eye', 2019, acrylic on collaged vintage archival material, 120 x170 cm. Image credits V1 Gallery and Troels Carlsen.