Kasper Sonne demonstrates the cyclical relationship between creation and destruction through his “Borderline (New Territory)” series. He pours bleach and acid upon a neat monochromatic painting then proceeds to set it ablaze. This is no controlled burn: Sonne will leave the burning painting outside, letting the wind eventually extinguish it. The resulting painting is warm and richly colored, with ash dispersed across its surface and an empty center bearing the canvas’s stretcher bars.

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Kasper Sonne (Danish, b. 1974) is most well known for his use of industrial materials and geometric shapes. However, even these resources are constantly contrasted by human traces and organic imperfections. Where material and form makes the work appear cold, hard and anonymous, it’s degraded surfaces and traces of destruction render it personal, fragile, sensual and poetic. Minimal in their expression as well as in their aesthetic, Sonne’s work only represents the transformation of an object, not its fixed origin or end.

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Borderline (New Territory) No. 61, 2014
Lot Number 4
Industrial paint, fire, and water on canvas
60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.92 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated in ink on verso
Estimate $8,000 - $12,000
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Borderline (New Territory) No. 61
  • Dimensions
    60 x 48 in (152.4 x 121.92 cm)