8 April - 14 May 2016
Victoria Miro Mayfair
14 St George Street London W1S 1FE
Victoria Miro presents Apple Bombs, an exhibition of new paintings by the Copenhagen-based artist John Kørner.
Painting, for Kørner, serves the unambiguous, if impalpable, function of exercising the imagination much in the same way as a bicycle stretches out the legs. The artist’s previous work has variously taken the situations of sex workers and Danish soldiers killed in combat in Afghanistan as points of departure, alluding to its topical content with various degrees of abstraction and metaphor; in this exhibition, aspects of contemporary geopolitics including imbalances of wealth and the displacement of populations are obliquely problematised.