Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales in Cuban
29 May - 19 September 2021
As a Cuban and as an illustrator, Richar interprets the fairy tales in his own way. He builds his drawings through a wealth of details and scenes: some harmonize well with our notions of the more than 150-year-old fairy tales. Others seem refreshingly new in the context - and his self-portrait surprisingly appears in several of the drawings.
As an audience, we may see angles and perspectives in the well-known fairy tales that we have not previously perceived. The old stories get a touch of alienation and modernity.
The drawings are made in pencil, ink and watercolor. They were created in the period 2008-2017 and are in Danish private ownership, from which we have had the opportunity to borrow them.