The Citadel of Copenhagen

Adrian Cadan

22.02.24— 24.03.24

Adrian Cadan (b. 1995) makes a notable return to Salon 75 after seven years. Cadan, distinguished as the gallery's first exhibiting artist in 2017, presents a new selection of paintings that explore the landscape of Copenhagen's Citadel. Drawing on the expressionist tradition, his work gesturally aligns with the painterly practices of German and American artists from the 20th century. By employing both figurative and abstract approaches, Cadan reexamines the essence and history of modern painting and image-making. His meticulous exploration and practice reflect a thorough historical engagement and introspection into the traditions of painting, highlighting the inherent challenges and opportunities it presents.

The Citadel (abstract) 2024
Charcoal on canvas

By the Citadel (in moonlight) 2024
Oil on canvas

By the Citadel, wood fantasy 2024
Oil on canvas