EXTENSIONS OF THE HEAD
LUISE ROSS GALLERY
2012, New York, USA
The human body is central to Ketilsson´s works, its absence and/or its very presence.
His study of the human condition is through its primary vehicle, the body. He explores time, memory and history through details of our everyday connection to our own bodies, from our clothing and hairdo´s, to tools, prosthetics and shoes that adjust to the volume, temperature and movement of the body.
In this exhibition, Ketilsson explores the body from three angles, how the seeing body relates to the sensing body, and the symbolic body;
-Sensory experiences of one´s own body; -fragments of the artist´s own body, such as seen in the pencil drawings.
-Perception of and relation to other bodies; -the body of the people in his everyday surrounding, such as the floor sculptures and wall reliefs inspired by the hair of among others his children.
-The symbolic body; -the human body as it has been presented in art history through the ages, such as in the large, multi-piece wall relief.
The works in this exhibition span a period from 2000 until today and the three dimensional works are presented for the first time, at Luise Ross Gallery.