The Danish designer Eske Rex currently has a solo exhibition titled ‘Silent Action’ at Galerie Maria Wettergren in Paris. The exhibition features some of Eske Rex’ works from recent years’ MINDCRAFT exhibitions. It is open from 17 May through 29 June.
Eske Rex (b. 1977) graduated from The Danish Design School in 2008 (now the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design). He was represented in Danish Crafts’ three latest MINDCRAFT exhibitions, which were shown in Milan in 2011-2013.
In the most recent MINDCRAFT exhibition, Eske Rex presented a cradle called ‘Little Ship’ and the work ‘Unfolded Plank’. In both works, Eske Rex explores the potential of wood by opening up the material and displaying its interior.
For the MINDCRAFT12 exhibition Eske Rex created the piece ‘Space Meter’, where a wire was suspended horizontally between two walls by means of magnets; the length of the wire held the magnets back and kept them from quite touching the wall. The work was later supplemented with additional versions suspended vertically between the floor and the ceiling.
In 2011, ‘Drawingmachine’ was part of Danish Crafts’ MINDCRAFT11. Later, ‘Drawingmachine’ was included in an ambitious curated exhibition at Triennale Design Museum in Milan. The spectacular machine is a construction where two pendulums are connected to movable joints and “drawing arms”. A pen with its tip resting on a huge sheet of paper is positioned at the point where the two drawing arms meet. When the pendulums are set in motion, their swinging action is reflected in lines on the paper.
Eske Rex’ current exhibition at Galerie Maria Wettergren includes a number of drawings created by the Drawingmachine. It also features ‘Unfolded Plank’ and ‘Space Meter’.
Eske Rex: Silent Action
17 May – 29 June 2013
Galerie Maria Wettergren
18 rue Guénégaud
75006 Paris, France