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Magni Borgehed “13 True Stories” at Last resort, Copenhagen

“Dear Andreas and Peter,
I left my studio in August last year and I’m back just now. You have 12 paintings rolled up in your gallery that I sent with Fedex, though one might not be good enough. Anyway, there is a brown oil wax painting that I hope hasn’t smeared off onto the other ones (it ?s a bit like the coats you like to wear Andreas).

There is a beautiful water painting on blue silk that is bit spiritual and weird, a salmon colored patterned one that reminds me of an old pillow case I once had; a black screen printed thing that I got from a friend and then painted a black tree on; a fast-momentum-action- with-ink-on-wet-glue one that turned out really good. I tried to redo it on a new canvas, but as always it failed—anyway this is good. The failure had several faces and finally after many layers something came out that reminds me of a Paul Klee but not at the same time, and that’s something I have always considered to be a really good thing. Just after this painting I bought a Polish book on art history, I became fond of a few early stone sculptures and felt that I had to paint at least one of them, and yep there it is with an expressive background just to be sure. Oh ja, the red denim one I bleached and repainted with red ink and baby oil, feels like a reference to something from Germany in 2007 or Modernism in the Nineties; and there is the one on grey fabric with a few stroke gestures too. The worst or the best might be the yellow-greenish hippie painting, that is a mystery choice but really striking and my friends favorite; the last one is painted on fine linen with layers of different mediums and silk paint that I got from a special craft store in Vancouver – it looks a bit like that famous prehistoric golden goat, somehow. In front of me right now is a red brown silk painting that I finished in Kate’s parents backyard in Perth – it ?s a bird. I hope you ?ll like the paintings and that we can have a sip of that delicious natural red wine again. See you soon!

M”

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at Last resort, Copenhagen
until 30 July 2016

Magni Borgehed “13 True Stories” installation views at Last resort, Copenhagen, 2016

Courtesy: the artist and Last resort, Copenhagen. Photo: Carl Holck

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