This year's edition of MARKET Art Fair is now open, and we are proud to participate with a solo show presenting new works by Kristian Touborg (b. 1987, Denmark).


Touborg's multidisciplinary practice centres on assemblage; both in his sourcing of various unconventional materials, and his wide-spanning use of historical, digital, and personal references. Epitomizing a contemporary dualism, Touborg balances on the axis of a traditional painterly practice and the role of a futurist, imagining archaeological structures from a forthcoming society.


​Touborg's hand-sewn canvases are compiled of digitally printed surfaces, various industrially treated materials, and cut-up fabrics, upon which he laboriously paints with rich colour, fluid brushstrokes and luminescent droplets to bring forth dreamlike motifs. Bridging the natural and the technical, Touborg's paintings allude to a personal narrative, where glimpses of private memories, organic matter and a digital sensibility merge and fade. Surfaces coloured in dusky blues and deep purples; in mother-of-pearl and saturated splashes, Touborg drags the identifiable motifs in the direction of abstraction and creates open fields on the surfaces of the works.




MARKET ART FAIR: 12-14 May 2023

Liljevalchs Konsthall

Djurgårdsvägen 60

115 21 Stockholm

May 12, 2023