October 24 - November 13, 2008
Thursday November 6, 2008 6-8 PM
Rahbek combines the politicized energy of street art with a photorealistic attenuation to volume and detail. His paintings balance painterly expression with careful control, inviting dialogue about the constant tension between freedom and repression that dictates political and personal life. Influenced by a wide spectrum of world affairs—from terror to poverty to religion—Rahbek uses his paintings to honestly react to events that catch his interest. He relies on typography, animated mark making, and cultural imagery to open up a conversation with viewers. Ultimately, art is a mode of entertainment for Rahbek, a way to engage an audience and communicate clear, open-ended messages about contemporary culture. He continually experiments with techniques, reshaping his art practice in response to the world around him.
Rahbek relishes the opportunity to promote change through art and recently donated a painting to “A Race against Breast Cancer.” Trained as an art director, he runs an independent advertising agency while pursuing his painting career. He has traveled extensively and currently lives and works in Slangerup, Denmark.
Invitation to the exhibition
Artists in this exhibition