Tumi Magnússon: Works 2000 – 2011. Space Poetry. Book launch @ Motto Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Tumi Magnússon was born in Iceland in 1957, and lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He was a professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art 2005 – 2011.
”About Tumi Magnússon´s engagement with image, perception, meaning and a complexity to the history of painting. There is a materialistic conviction in Magnússon´s work. His practice arose from a conceptual art and fluxus basis but from the 1980s predominately concerned painting. And although he no longer uses that medium the work is still conversant with that idiom. Common across the work has been the pursuit of a form of abstraction of qualities; colour, form, and size. The word abstraction may be misleading if thought of as pertaining to colour field painting or abstract expressionism but Magnússon´s relationship to the term is more literal. he abstracts from reality, the work remains figurative, it depicts actual objects or qualities of objects but in ways in which isolates and intensifies.” – Gavin Morrison.