4 April - 5 May 2019
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Press release

Press Release


Pablo’s Birthday is proud to present Swedish-Norwegian artist Peter Mohall’s first solo-show in the U.S. Mohall examines the defining factors and material properties associated with painting.

In the Brushstrokes - painting series, casts of brush strokes are placed on the surface of the painting resulting in compositions consisting of a plurality of identical shaped brush strokes.


Recently, the series have evolved into including multiplied identical brushstrokes, but also, transformed. Through simple techniques such as stretching of the molds, the identical brushstrokes differ in form and length, but share a mutual starting point in shape. This resembles the process of digital painting, where you control the gesture, but are limited to a constant brush-tool.


The Brushstrokes paintings probe the aesthetic consequence of repetition while questioning painterly authenticity. The mechanical reproduction of form is set against the picturesque unique gesture - the brushstroke as we know it. In this way his works express his concern with the nature of painting. The paintings are meta paintings, that is, they are about painting itself, breaking the conventions, and presenting a discreet position on the process of artistic agency.

Mohall finds interest in the incorporation of new technology in painting, which places the works in a context of a specific technological era and explores art historical conditions associated with painting.


Peter Mohall was born in Löddeköpinge, Sweden. He lives and works in Nesoddtangen, Norway. Recent exhibitions includes Luce Gallery, Turin (IT), Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (NO), MPV Gallery, Den Bosch (NL), Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen (NO), David Risley, Copenhagen (DK), Vestjyllands kunstpavillon, Videbaek (DK), Kh7Artspace, Aarhus (DK), Pablo’s Birthday, NYC (US) in 2018. And L21gallery, Palma (ES), QBgallery Oslo (NO), Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen (DK), Barum Kunsthall, Fornebu (NO), Huset for Kunst og Design, Holstebro (DK), Armory Show, NYC (US), Soyuz, Pescara (IT) in 2017.