Despite the fact that drawing has been Kasper Heron Købke's faithful companion throughout most of his life, it was really only three years ago that he took a step further to make it his career. But there is really no way to see that in his drawings.
With a surgeon-like clinical precision, the self-taught artist illustrates different parts of Copenhagen's city-scape with his extremely detailed pencil strokes in such a way that it is difficult for the viewer to differentiate between his drawings and reality.
Striving to make his drawings resemble snapshots of reality, Købke works with the concept of texture. To make all of the intricate details of his drawings look as much like reality as possible, texture gives the realistic and authentic touch that makes them life-like and photo-realistic.
His technical skills and artistic flair for intracies are at a level that most people cannot comprehend and as the viewer one feels both amazed and also intimidated by the detail that adorns Købke's extremely realistic and monotone pencil universe.
- Lasse Sorensen, journalist
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