Magnus Jung-Kopperud is the creator of the project “Venus as a Poledancer” and the artist behind the paintings, sculpture and installation of the exhibition. He lives and works in Oslo.
About this project.
This is an exibition that explores the female nude-painting in a modern perspective. As a modernist painter with classical training in art, I wanted to adapt the classical nude into something of our own time. To bring the life painting out of the art school and into a living surrounding, where it has a function. I chose the strip club as a place unique of modern society, and an environment where female nudity has a natural part in a spectacle centered around the visual enjoyment of the female body. It is an ambience very different from the neutrality of the art class, with an intense atmosphere that characterizes everything and everyone in the room. At the same time, there are certain similarities with art class, in the arrangement with the dancer in the center surrounded by spectators.