Accumulations of life remnants, still-lives of contemporary existence, architectures or altars meant for libations of consumerist society… As static as they are, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen’s sculptures are intimately linked to pulsating life. A crowbar, old dentures found in an abandoned factory, a toaster, a piece of electric cable, a small shapeless cushion or even traces of nicotine on the wall; the inspirations are limitless. Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen is fascinated by the nooks of life, including those that exist in silent rejection or that could be described as ugly.

With an audacious ease that can be slightly provocative, Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen builds, piles, surrounds and hangs matter in rooms with an often precarious equilibrium. Skilled colorist, the artist navigates between the monochrome that unifies the artwork’s components and – on the contrary – the plurality of colors and textures, to bring out the personality of each element. A cunning feel for matters and materials manifests when the ceramic volumes include an old table leg, a glass tile, a log or a metallic element. In her world, total freedom and curiosity with an edge of playful humor reign: Take this… and take that… and then I add an extra…The artist is at ease in the chaos of potentials.

With rv in the open air, the desire for oxygen and vitality are very much present. Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen invites us to an imaginary picnic where games, spontaneity and the immediate can unfold as they are reunited with earth, the fundamental. A dream – maybe – but an essential dream that Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen wishes to materialize to create a connection between beings… Funny birds will fly from an unknown location, the earth will reveal remains buried under the moth and ceramic feasts will open our appetite.

In pictures


Opening reception

With the artist present.

Thursday, October 15th5 - 8.30 pmGalerie Maria Lund

Late night opening

Extra hours!

Thursday, October 22nd until 10 pmGalerie Maria Lund

Exceptional opening

A sunday afternoon at the gallery!

Sunday, October 18th from 2 pm to 6 pmSunday, October 25th from 12 pm to 7 pmGalerie Maria Lund



Samedi 16 novembre 201918h-20h30Galerie Maria Lund

Artist talk

Nicolai Howalt & Esben Klemann

Samedi 16 novembre 201917hGalerie Maria Lund

Artist talk

Nicolai Howalt & Esben Klemann

Samedi 16 novembre 201917hGalerie Maria Lund

In pictures


En direct - Exposition rv à l'air libre de Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen Elora Weill-Engerer

oct. 2020Point contemporain

Pernille Pontoppidan Pedersen Delphine Frouard 

n°235, nov.-dec. 2020La revue de la céramique et du verre

Dossier de presse Carte blanche à Min Jung-Yeon

Novembre 2019Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet

Peter Martensen "ravage " l'entendement Libre Belgique - Arts Libre

23 Août 2017Semaine du 23 au 29 Août 2017Roger-Pierre Turine

Vous avez dit "Complot" ?Dossier Le Monde diplomatique

Juin 2015N°735Dossier illustré par Peter Martensen

Publications and texts

Maria Lund presents the exhibition

video by ARTENDERS

Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 3


Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 4


Elise Peroi, Mal peignée, making of 5