Per Kirkeby
 
Per Kirkeby, 1938-2018, lived and worked in Copenhagen, Denmark. From 1957-64 he studied Natural History at the University of Copenhagen and from 1962 he studied at the Eksperimental Art School in Copenhagen. Per Kirkeby has collaborated with Galleri Susanne Ottesen since 1980s and with focus on the brick works since 2015.
In 1965 Kirkeby made his first brick sculptures and has since then developed his work with bricks in several directions. A large part of these works have been build up in public across Europe, either placed in urban spaces, in parks or sometimes in landscapes far from civilization. Important exhibitions in collaboration with the gallery include the showing of Kirkeby's collected bronze sculptures at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in 1985 and the solo exhibition Nye Malerier in 1995, which included the painting "Vinterbillede", a ground-breaking work in Kirkeby's oevre and now part of the collection at Statens Museum for Kunst. In 1978 he was made professor at the Academy of Art in Karlsruhe and in 1989 at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main.
Exhibitions
 
Nye Malerier 1 Sep - 7 Oct 1995

Group Exhibitions
Per Kirkeby
Lawrence Weiner
16 Jan - 14 Mar 2015
 
Now Here
 
Group exhibition Murs at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen, Caen, France
5 May - 18 September 2018
Website
Works
 


Per Kirkeby, Paris IX, 1994-2017, red bricks and mortar, 401 x 828 x 434 cm. Beaux-Arts de Paris 2017. Photo: George Dupin


Per Kirkeby, Paris IX, 1994-2017, red bricks and mortar, 401 x 828 x 434 cm. Beaux-Arts de Paris 2017. Photo: George Dupin


Front: Per Kirkeby, Paris III, 2017, red bricks and mortar, 52 x 179 x 47 cm
Back: Per Kirkeby, Paris VII, 2017, red bricks and mortar, 296 x 95 x 95 cm. Beaux-Arts de Paris 2017. Photo: George Dupin


Front: Per Kirkeby, Paris I, 2017, red bricks and mortar, 236 x 59 x 47 cm
Back: Per Kirkeby, Paris IV, 2017, red bricks and mortar, 223 x 83 x 83 cm. Baux-Arts de Paris 2017. Photo: George Dupin


Per Kirkeby, Grenoble I-III, 1991-1992, red bricks and mortar, dimensions variable. Beaux-Arts de Paris 2017. Photo: George Dupin


Per Kirkeby, Sulptures en brique (1966-2016), 2017, installation view. Photo: George Dupin


Left: Per Kirkeby, Læsø V, 1984, red bricks and mortar, 236 x 65 x 59 cm
Right: Per Kirkeby, Læsø IV, 1984, red bricks and mortar, 236 x 65 x 59 cm. Tate Modern 2017


Per Kirkeby, København, 2015, red bricks and mortar, 320 x 320 x 320 cm. Galleri Susanne Ottesen 2015.


Per Kirkeby, København, 2015, red bricks and mortar, 320 x 320 x 320 cm. Galleri Susanne Ottesen 2015.


Per Kirkeby, Mönchengladbach, 1986, red bricks and mortar, 50 x 300 x 300 cm. Amory show 2016.