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DAVID DELLAGI / INSANITORIUM

20 JANUARY - 25 FEBRUARY 2012

PREVIEW FRIDAY JANUARY 20 FROM 16-19
It is with great pleasure that Galleri Christoffer Egelund presents "Sleeping In the Pine Forest",
the gallery's first solo show with the Japanese Artist Yuichi Hirako. The young artist presents
new paintings and sculptures, which brings us into a colourful, dramatic and dreamlike
universe. "Insanitorium" is the name of another exhibition shown in the gallery's project room.
In this show Danish artist David Dellagi presents sculptures and collages where themes like
horror, naivety and black humor go hand in hand.

Project Room  
In the Project Room David Dellagi presents spectacular works where fear, struggle, innocence
and sexual frustration are humorously presented. His motifs seems to express a certain state of
mind in a very direct and urgent manner, and his works clearly reveal an interest in surrealism
as well as cartooning. Among Dellagi's exhibited works is the piece "Telephone", a sculpture of
a female torso turned into an old fashioned telephone. The woman seems to shout: "How did I
end up here?" Dellagi's sculptures are made from papier maché, an unpretentious material
which is a fine contrast to the horrid and naive. Also shown is a collection of Dellagi's collages.
These present a more minimalist approach mixed with fantasy, humor, insanity and the
anatomic grotesque.

David Dellagi (f. 1970) works with drawing, collage, sculpture, video and animation. In addition
to numerous exhibitions at home, Dellagi's works has also been shown in Los Angeles and
Stockholm etc. In 2012 Dellagi has a solo show in Mexico City, and his works will be presenting
by Space of Drawings at Art Herning in the end of January. Dellagi lives and works in
Copenhagen.

Galleri Christoffer Egelund invites You to the opening of "Sleeping In the Pine Forest" and
"Insanitorium" Friday January the 20th from 4pm to 7pm. Yuichi Hirako and David Dellagi will be
present, and the exhibitions runs until February the 25th. Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11am
to 6pm, Saturdays 12pm - 4pm. For further information and press photographs, please contact
the gallery: info@egelund.dk or call +45 33 93 92 00.