Jerry Adder

Jerry Adder er unik indenfor dansk nutidskunst. Voldsomheden i hans værker og de moralske dilemmaer, de eksemplificerer, kan sammenlignes med Bjørn Nørgaards kunstneriske livsværk. med den markante forskel, at Jerry Adder modsat Nørgaard er en klassisk arbejdende kunstner, der selv hugger sine skulpturer og bogstaveligt talt er fysisk involveret i hele den kunstneriske proces.

Kunsthistorisk og stilistisk ligger Jerry Adders forbilleder og inspiration i højrenæssancen, først og fremmest hos Michelangelo, for hvem kunsten kun kan beskrives som en kamp mellem liv og død i én alt omfattende skabelsesproces. Men også den engelske før-romantiker William Blake med dennes eskatologiske syner, ekspressive stil og voldsomme angreb på samtidens religiøse og politiske instanser synes at spille en rolle for kunstneren.

/Tom Jørgensen, Kunstavisen i 101 Kunstnere 2012

 

Jerry Adder is unique in Danish contemporary art born in 1958 in Copenhagen. His sculptures contain an expressive violence in the struggle for redemption.

I DON’T CHOOSE THE STONES THEY CHOOSE ME / Jerry Adder

In the universe of Jerry Adder a visible battle between good and evil forces takes place. The inner conflict of humans is brought to light and made tangible in the figurative form of the naked body which, in an often restricted space, reflects a world of chaos, inferno, evil, passion, erotica and love.

That which is difficult to describe with words is described with form – words turn into flesh – in the shape of smooth, polished white bodies, carved in Greek and Italian marble.

The sculptures are carved in a very direct work form without sketches or models. They appear during the actual carving process. As in an archaeological process, fossil creatures are discovered. With traces pointing back towards the late Italian renaissance a contemporary sensuous expression is explored.

In 2007 he won the Medici Award at The Biennale in Florence.

Jerry Adder is a member of Dansk Billedhuggersamfund.

Media: Marble and bronze sculptures, oil on canvas, drawings and acrylics.

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