Simon Starling

Installation view 'Kunstpark', Ordrupgaard, Charlottenlund, 2015
Painted Japanese cedar veneer, laminated glass, painted steel, concrete
240 x 480 x 4.5 cm

Starling collaborated with Japanese theatre painters, Toru Okada and Takeshi Furukawa, to create a large painting that mimics the backdrop of the Japanese Noh theatre, in which the motif of a pine tree is the gateway to the spirit world. Besides Noh Theatre, Starling was inspired by the Japanese tree species found in the museum park, as well as the Impressionist works in the collection.