Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
The jack-of-all-trades, here comes Vibskov again with yet another venture into the publishing realm. Published by Jap Sam Books.
Who is Henrik Vibskov?
Some might call Henrik Vibskov a jack-of-all-trades, and it is true that Vibskov shows his innovative fashion designs in Paris, exhibits his artwork at established institutions such as PS1, MoMA, the Palais de Tokio and MU, and makes musical collaborations with the likes of Anders Trentemøller and Mikael Simpson. However for Vibskov, these seemingly different creative realms are not separate - it is intrinsic to his philosophy that they blend together, resulting in an all-inclusive Henrik Vibskov experience.
Vibskov consciously chooses not to isolate his interests. A modern incarnation of German composer Richard Wagner's mid-19th century concept of 'Gesamtkunstwerk' or 'universal artwork' - an idea that was central even to the Bauhaus movement - is carried on by Vibskov, dissolving the constraints of varying disciplines and allowing a unique art form to emerge.
In Henrik Vibskov: Graphic Works, Vibskov presents a selection of his two-dimensional pieces, exhibited alongside installation and knit-works. With colorful and organic shapes that seem like strange, animated beings, Vibskov's minimalistic "form-language" and "anarchistic lines" offer a glimpse at his own imagined universe. His experience with design, textile and pattern certainly shines through, resulting in a collection of works that, in keeping with his philosophy, intertwines a diverse selection of creative fields.
Henrik Vibskov graduated in 2001 from the prestigious Central St Martin's College of Art and Design in London, and currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Panda People and Other Works
This 50-page print publication is solidly crafted, printed on an uncoated paper, offering the hard core Vibskov fan a glimpse into the graphic universe of Vibskov‘s Panda People, so to say a dive into his fountain of inspiration.