John Kørner frequently refers to his works as ‘problems’.
These problems concern both content and representation. How can an artist channel experience into art and communicate it back out into the “real” world? Kørner explores art’s fundamental duality – its physical presence and its descriptive powers – and the potential for communication or miscommunication that ensues.
For Kørner, art’s purpose is to ask questions and make ‘problems’ visible. He deals with contemporary subjects, often with ambiguity and humour. His use of bright complimentary and psychologically evocative colours often results in a hallucinatory, psychedelic effect.
John Kørner, born in Aarhus, Denmark in 1967, lives and works in Copenhagen. He has been collaborating with BORCH Gallery & Editions since 2012.