Red Finger

The central motive in Hans E Madsen´s exhibition RED FINGER is the photographer’s forefinger. By placing his forefinger in front of the flash, the artist uses his finger to create a characteristic red glow in the images.
Exhibition duration:
04-01-2008 - 27-01-2008
Medium:
Photography
Title:
Red Finger
Artist:
Hans E Madsen
The central motive in Hans E Madsen´s latest exhibition RED FINGER is the photographer’s forefinger. By placing his forefinger in front of the flash, Hans E Madsen uses his finger to create a characteristic red glow in the images.
Reflective materials appear in some of the motives, meaning that the illuminated finger can be seen in the picture. The photographs literally place a fingered imprint on the old question of the artist’s mark in the picture - the personal touch. In RED FINGER the world is filtered through the passionate artists temperament, through his psyche. Hans E Madsen’s own blood is indirectly present in the photographs.
By using his camera and his body Hans E Madsen paints a world of red pictures.
In connection with the exhibition, Space Poetry will publish a book entitled RED FINGER, with an introduction by Rune Gade.

Hans E Madsen (born 1958) graduated from the Academy of Fine Art in Århus, Denmark, in 1981, and has also studied at the Academy of Fine Art in Ljubljana, ex-Yugoslavia, 1980 – 1981. He has exhibited in the U.S., Italy, Holland, Iceland and Finland.
Hans E Madsen has published several books, among others; UNDER BORDET and 68 FOTOS. He is well known for his work in the legendary group 'Solkorset' who created large scale installations and set designs.
No matter what medium, whether working with installations or photography, it is spatial conditions that interest Hans E Madsen most of all.

Opening and book reception: Friday the 4th of January at 4 - 6 pm.