43181500 (2022)
Rune Bering

These paintings are not landscape paintings as you would traditionally refer to the matter where physical nature is portrayed. No, these paintings are landscapes of technology. The perspective of the works is not pointing out the world and nature, but instead pointing in towards technology and through images representing nature.

The works are made from a principle of sky motifs found in online image archives, the so-called stock photos. The images are reduced to titles. The colorway is shaped by repeatedly feeding a laser printer over and over again with the same paper without printing. By doing this more than a hundred times, shades of colors emerge and expose what the images originate. Media affects our understanding of the physical world. If we wish to understand our time and how we evolve, we need to address the media we are surrounded by and the underlying logistics that emerge from them.

The works are images of the technologies that enable them. They are an insight into a time where the human beings' relation to nature is to be understood through media.

Materials: Laserprint mounted on alucobond and mdf
Dimensions: 44 x 28 cm, 80 x 54 cm, 80 x 54 cm


Rune Bering (b. 1984, DK) lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts in 2013. His practice revolves around systems of meaning, technologies, communication media, and archives. He examines how these systems manifest physically in materials and conceptually in relationships between people. His works have been exhibited nationally and abroad at Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Koenig2, Ringsted Galleriet, Augustenborg Projects, Charlottenborg Kunsthal amongst others. The Danish Arts Council has acquired two of his works.

Photos: Niklas Adrian Vindelev

Exhibition between exhibitions. Placing emerging into the established.