Jasper Sebastian Stürup, Written In Fur Drawn In Snow, 2012, artists' book (detail)
Written In Fur Drawn In Snow features drawings and photographs created specifically for the printed page. The book also includes texts by David Senior and Christoph Tannert, with a transcribed studio visit conversation with curators Ingrid Chu and Savannah Gorton. Written In Fur Drawn In Snow was commissioned by Forever & Today, Inc.
In his essay, “Fleeting Textures,” Tannert, Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, writes, “Stürup’s drawings are connected in a liberating and labyrinthine way, sophisticated as well as punk-primitive—as radical as they are simple. There has rarely been anything as tender, as wild, as bold and as dark, but also as carefree and bright in drawing.”
Jasper Sebastian Stürup (b. 1969, Frederiksberg, Denmark) is currently a resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. He received his MFA degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen (1999). Stürup’s solo and group exhibitions include: Overgarden at The Armory Show, New York (2012); Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City (2006-2012); Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense, Denmark (2011); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2011); Participant, Inc., New York (2010); Forever & Today, Inc., New York (2009); CCAA, Tokyo (2009); Helsinki Biennial, Helsinki (2008); Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark (2008); U-Turn Triennial, Copenhagen (2008); Art Basel, Basel (2007); Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt (2006); Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje (2006); Sixth Sharjah International Art Bienniale, Sharjah (2003); Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik (2002); Malmö Konstmuseum, Malmö (2001); and Tenth International Print Triennial, Finland (2001); among others. Stürup is represented by Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen. He is the founder of Fluens Forlag and has published artist books since 1994.