1973 · Denmark
Kasper Eistrup was born in 1973 in Copenhagen, Denmark, where he lives and works today. He began his creative career in the 1990’s as the lead singer and founding member of the Danish rock band Kashmir. In parallel with his musical profession, Kasper Eistrup – who is self-taught and has been drawing and painting throughout his life – has over time been working more professionally within the visual arts, exhibiting as a painter since 1999.
The artistic voice of Kasper Eistrup has been shaped by the collision of several elements, in part by images within images collectively creating a new and expanded narrative. He himself calls it ”fragmentarism”, the technical implication being the utilization of drawing, painting and installation, frequently in the same piece.
Even within his painting you find great reach, from meticulous photo-realism to pure expressionism. In similar fashion pieces are often crafted from a number of visual elements, all painted and drawn painstakingly by Kasper Eistrup. The undeniable fulcrum is without fail people and the meeting between people – for better and for worse. Or to phrase it differently: life as we live it here and now.
In 2018, Kasper Eistrup was commissioned to paint a portrait of the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, which was revealed at the opening of his solo exhibition Fragmentarium at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen. In the summer of 2019, Martin Asbæk Gallery will present an exhibition with new works by Kasper Eistrup.