"Central to my works is a staged loss of control, where nature's own processors and random magic become partners in the creation of new works. I set a premise and a process in motion and let nature complete the work. Fire and burning are often included, as a wild resource or function, which transforms or adds an aesthetic quality to the sculptures.Through natural materials, the found and gifted; through the power of coincidences and open, intuitive processes I inscribe my works in a kind of primitive culture, where the inherent properties of the material become governing for the expression.I am very interested in the fact that the natural and the manufactured, the past and the present mix in my practice in a way where one can be in doubt: Is it man-made artifacts or the coincidences of nature we are looking at?.. "

Contact:

Mail: Thepless @ gmail.com

Instagram: @mortenplesner

Works and lives in Lejre/ Denmark

 

CV:

Education:
The Royal Theater, B.A. in Scenic painting, Copenhagen,  2000 – 2004,
Holbæk kunsthøjskole, 2006, Holbæk

Solo exhibitions:
2019 -  Bricks Gallery ”Atoll”, Copenhagen   --> [ View Installation-photos ]
2018 -  Kapellet, ”Alt i alt for nu”, Lejre.
2012 -  Hvidovre Biblotek, "Røg",  Part of the artistduo: Ultra Grøn (UG), Hvidovre.
2011 -  Gallery Christoffer Egelund, The Project Room,"Viking 0992-16DK", UG, Copenhagen.
2010 -  Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, "Udenfor-Eksperimenter" Østerport Station,UG, Copenhagen.
2010 -  X-Bunker, "Hængende Telte I Bunker" UG, Sønderborg.
2009  - WAS -Wonderland art space, ”Det edder bixme teltede¨, UG, Copenhagen.

Selected Exhibition History:
2018 - Galleri kunstmix, ”Remix # 4”, Copenhagen.
2017 -  Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, "KE17 Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling", Copenhagen.
2017  - KØS Museum For Kunst I Det Offentlige Rum "Hvad Gør Kunst På Hospitaler?", UG, Køge.
2012 - Nikolaj Kunsthal Copenhagen Art Festival, Ambassador workshop projekt, UG, Copenhagen.
2012 - Tingbjerg "Visit Tingbjerg", UG, Copenhagen.
2012 - Ringsted Gallery, "Værker Sat Sammen Af",  Ringsted.
2011 - MOHS Gallery, "Efter Stormen", Copenhagen-
2011 -  KØS Museum For Kunst I Det Offentlige Rum, "Walk This Way", Køge.
2010 -  Happy Dog Gallery, "Bicycles And The Art" , Chicago, USA.
2010 -  Sølyst slotspark, SAIR, "Pastiche – When a Tree Falls in the Forrest…" UG, Jyderup.
2010 - Odense Kunsthal, Opening Group Show, UG, Odense.
2010 - Bredgade Kunsthandel, "Vi Cykler", UG, Copenhagen.
2010 - WAS -Wonderland Art Space, "Ultra Silva", UG, Copenhagen.
2010 - Stalke Out Of Space, "On Paper", Kirke Sonnerup.
2010 - Henningsen Contemporary, "Astronomical Frontiers" Copenhagen
2009 - WAS -Wonderland Art space, ¨Klondyke¨, UG, Copenhagen.
2009 - Senko studio, ”Use and Reuse”, Viborg.
2009 - WAS -Wonderland Art space, ”UV Udstilling”, UG, Copenhagen,
2009 - Chalottenbog Kunsthal, ”Værker der virker” UG, Copenhagen.
2009 -  WAS -Wonderland art space, “Domestic mash up”, Copenhagen.
2008 – Kunstbygningen Filosoffen, DCK# -Den Censurerede Kunstudstilling, Group Show, Odense.
2008 - Cph Art Forum, Installation for WAS wonderland Art Space, Copenhagen.
2007 – Charlottenborg kunsthal, ”Forårsudstillingen 2007”, Copenhagen.
2007 - FAA Project Room, Brandts klædefabrik ”Til lands, til vands og i Luften” Odense.
2006 – Signe Vad Gallery, ”Sideshow # 2” Copenhagen

Festival projects:
2006 - 2014 -  Roskilde festival, Roskilde.
2008 - 2009 - Gagnef festival, Gagnef, Sweden.
2008 - 2009 - Trailpark Festival, Copenhagen.

Publications:
”Hvad gør kunst på hospitaler” by  KØS Museum For Kunst I Det Offentlige Rum, 2018.
”Walk this way -about street art”  by Forlaget Radius and Katrine Ring, 2010.
”In the red” artmag by floorless, 2006.

Member of the following organizations:
KKArt -  Artistic cooperative, Joined 2020
51CTH - Communal Studiospace, Trekroner. Joined 2019
VAK - Vestsjællands Arbejdende Kunstværksteder, Jyderup. Joined 2018
Lejre billedkunstråd, joined 2018
BKF -Billedkunstnernes Forbund joined 2017
Ultra Grøn -Artist duo, Founding member, 2006 - 2012