The exhibition Ocean of Time is a journey through time and space. Artist Morten Schelde (b. 1972) quite literally and figuratively draws his way into the historic settings of the Faaborg Museum, taking over its very first showrooms in the flat formerly owned by the museum’s patron.
Reality seen through the prism of drawing
Over the course of the last 150 years, the art of drawing has transitioned from being primarily used for sketches to become a separate artistic field in its own right, producing significant works of art. With his artistic practice, Morten Schelde is a prominent representative of drawing as a medium and as a technique today. With the exhibition Ocean of Time, he presents entirely new works ranging in scale from the small A5 format to monumental pieces.
Morten Schelde’s art focuses on recognisable subject matter, depicting scenes of domestic settings and interiors based on photographic reference material. However, Schelde’s drawings add layers of something unreal to the familiar, intimate everyday scenarios, pointing out towards art history, literature, music, film and theatre. The motifs originate in carefully staged fragments of reality: interiors anchored in real life are transposed into a dreamscape. Through drawings, Schelde shifts reality and connects it with an inner world of the imagination that invites us, as viewers, to explore our familiar reality anew.
Oceans of lines
With the exhibition Ocean of Time, Morten Schelde takes over Faaborg Museum’s finely appointed flat in ‘Konservesgården’ – the Cannery Yard.