A Master of the Glory of Expression

Eduardo Terrazas: Simplicity is the Glory of Expression
Opening at Nils Stærk, June 1, 5 – 9 PM

A new space for the unfolding of contemporary art has seen the light of day. Nils Stærk, one of Denmark’s top galleries, is finally opening its doors to its new space at Glentevej 49, Copenhagen NV. The inaugural exhibition Simplicity is the Glory of Expression is a solo presentation by Mexican artist Eduardo Terrazas (b.1936), whose career is characterized by a dedication to his work within the fields of architecture, design, museology, urban planning, and art.

Eduardo Terrazas at Nils Stærk. Photo: Malle Madsen

It may not be a coincidence that the exhibition title Simplicity is the Glory of Expression is also a quote by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892), considered one of America’s most influential poets. Likewise, the 81-year-old artist has produced a worldly and sizable body of work over his career, to growing international acclaim in recent years. As a young architect, Terrazas came to prominence as the co-designer of the logo and prevalent design elements for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The logo – traced in concentric circles – was inspired by Huichol techniques, and set a precedent for the geometric forms that have come to define the artist’s visual language.


Eduardo Terrazas at Nils Stærk. Photo: Malle Madsen

At the center of Eduardo Terrazas’ artistic universe is his preoccupation of the world around him. He has created his artworks and developed his practice in dialogue with the world around him. His vocabulary is tight and geometric and at the root of his various series are theories of societal growth and statistics. Concerned for humankind, Terrazas makes his individual artistic case for what art can do to make the world better.

The (art) world just got a little better with the new space of Nils Stærk, and the exhibition Simplicity is the Glory of Expression seems like the perfect way to mark the opening. In line with the gallery’s represented artists, Eduardo Terrazas is exploring crucial ideas and values fundamental to today’s globalized society.

The exhibition will be running from June 2 – August 5, 2017.


CV Eduardo Terrazas
1936 Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
1958 BA in Architecture, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
1960 MA in Architecture, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA
1962 Certificate in Prefabricated Architecture, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâitment, Paris, France
1964–65 Lecturer at Columbia University, New York, USA
1969–70 Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, USA
1971 Lecturer at CIDOC, Cuernavaca, Mexico

About Nils Stærk
Nils Stærk is a gallery for contemporary art. Since its inception in 1997, the gallery has been representing emergent and established artists mainly primarily from Scandinavia and the Americas. The programme consists of around five presentations a year, primarily solo exhibitions and occasionally curated group exhibitions. In addition Nils Stærk participates in principal art fairs across Europe and the Americas.

Source: Nils Stærk