Peder Lund is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by the American artist Ed Ruscha (1937- ). A contemporary master and one of the most recognised and influential artists working today, Ruscha is widely celebrated for his pioneering use of myriad media, including conceptually driven artist’s books, drawing, printmaking, film, photography, and painting. He has redefined our vision of American scenery through his landscapes and text-based works that explore the formal elements of printed text and its fluid relationship to the visual image.
On view at Peder Lund are seven new works on paper in the artist's infamous mountain series and two new text works that reveal the depth of Ruscha’s achievement as an artist, and highlight the conceptual underpinnings of his approach to both drawing and painting. They reveal the artist's enormous amount of skill in handling paint, and how perhaps more than any other contemporary painter, Ruscha defies the traditional expectations and developments in the recent history of the medium.