Thomas Øvlisen

See a Penny

March 31 - May 7, 2017

Opening Reception : March 31, 2017 6-8 pm

Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017
Thomas Øvlisen, This Is IT, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, 16.51 x 16.51 x 16.51 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Just Keeps on Giving, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 3 inches ø 7 inches, 7.62cm ø 17.78 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Sunday, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 2.5 inches ø 9 inches, 6.35 inches ø 22.86 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Yummi, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 5 x 10.5 x 5 inches, 12.70 x 26.67 x 12.70 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Benny Balloons Best Friend, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 9 x 15 x 9 inches, 22.86 x 38.10 x 22.86 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, NOAVVLT, FOREVER, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 6.5 x 4 inches, 16.51 x 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, It Could Happen to You Too, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 4 inches ø 6.25 inches, 10.16 cm ø 15.88 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Smiles Come From There, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 7 inches ø 3.5 inches, 17.78 cm ø 8.89 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Portal 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 2 inches ø 27 inches, 5.08 inches ø 68.58 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Puddle 3, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 3 inches ø 7.5 inches, 7.62 cm ø 19.05 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Puddle 4, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 2.75 inches ø 9 inches, 6.99 inches ø 22.86 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Puddle 5, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 3 inches ø 8 inches, 7.62 cm ø 20.32 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, WTCIA, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 2.5 inches ø 8 inches, 6.35 cm ø 20.32 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Puddle 7, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 5.25 inches ø 2.75 inches, 13.34 cm ø 6.99 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Barnacle 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 4.5 inches ø 6 inches, 11.43 cm ø 15.24 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Puddle 2 , 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 2 inches ø 9 inches, 6.99 cm ø 20.32 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Barnacle 2, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 3.5 inches ø 7 inches, 8.89 cm ø 17.78 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Barnacle 3, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 4.5 inches ø 6 inches, 11.43 cm ø 15.24 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Not At All 2, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 9.5 x 9 x 8 inches, 24.13 x 22.86 x 20.32 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, The Surprise was Always Heartfelt, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 5 x 10.5 x 5 inches, 12.70 x 26.67 x 12.70 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, 3 Piece Classic Set Always Works, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 6.5 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches, 16.51 x 16.51 x 16.51 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Sing, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 4.5 inches ø 3.5 inches, 11.43 inches ø 8.89 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Grenade 2, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 10 inches ø 4 inches, 25.40 cm ø 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Grenade 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 16 inches ø 4 inches, 40.64 cm ø 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Overwhelming 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 6 inches ø 3.5 inches, 15.24 cm ø 8.89 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Overwhelming 2, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 5.5 inches ø 3.5 inches, 13.97 cm ø 8.89 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Not It, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 7.5 inches ø 3.5 inches, 19.05 cm ø 8.89 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Oh Shit I am so Happy, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 5.5 x 4 x 5.5 inches, 13.97 x 10.16 x 13.97 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Egg 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer
Thomas Øvlisen, Egg 2, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 8 inches ø 4 inches, 20.32 cm ø 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Egg 3, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 6.5 inches ø 4 inches, 16.51 cm ø 10.16 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, Not At All 1, 2017 polystyrene foam, fiberglass, epoxy resin, autolacquer 12 x 9.5 x 9 inches, 30.48 x 24.13 x 22.86 cm
Thomas Øvlisen, See A Penny, installation at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 2017

Press Release

Klaus Gallery presents a new series of  tabletop sculptures and wall works by Danish artist Thomas Øvlisen. The works on display continue Øvlisen’s process of transmuting post-consumer goods, polyurethane foam and built up layers of auto lacquer into lustrous sculptural objects. His materials and techniques reference a broad range of influence, from American surfing and car culture, to California Minimalism, to Danish ceramic traditions. Øvlisen’s work also evokes natural phenomena such as tree burls, forest mushrooms, or stones eroded by water and the passage of time.  The artist’s wall works are created using a similar material process but allude to more liquid state: one forms concentric rings, while other look like puddles, suggesting ripples in water, or portals. The sculptures look toward a bit of the homespun, a warm embrace of the cared for, the handmade, and the proverbial.

Thomas Øvlisen (b. 1975) holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has recently exhibited with Gallery Eighteen in Copenhagen and SADE in Los Angeles, and the Hearst Building in New York.