Anders Scrmn Meisner explores the wonderful line involving nostalgic longing and submit-colonial melancholy in his solo exhibition Underneath Distant Palm Trees, now at the Hans Alf Gallery in Copenhagen.
Behind the beguiling landscapes of Anders’ paintings multitudes of queries lie waiting around to confront us. We as viewers are intentionally drawn in by Anders’ aesthetics, but it is a trick: “you have to disguise on your own a little bit” he suggests, in buy lead us into the somewhat dim tales and histories that distinction with the stunning aesthetics of his work. “If the tales I want to tell are somewhat dim, I want to open up up with a thing pretty stunning.”
Especially Anders’ show goads us into introspection about the problematic idealization we so generally have of heat utopian spots significantly absent, spots we may desire of managing absent to when we long to escape from our everyday life. It is this escapist euphoria, this initial-planet fantasy of the grass getting pretty much and figuratively greener in somewhere significantly from our present-day situation, which is invoked and explored in Underneath Distant Palm Trees.