Danish Painter and Printer born 1955 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Colour is very important for me in my work with paintings, watercolours, crayons, prints and sculpture. I choose mostly colouristic bright, light and pure colours, which can make the heart flutter and the mind fly.
I express myself in an abstract, lyrical way with inspiration from people around me and from nature and travels in the Mediterranean countries. The forms are mostly reduced to well-defined areas of colour, and occasionally the inspirational motif can still be discerned despite the abstraction. I work with enthusiastic colours in lyrically sensous pictures. I try to contrast colour towards colour and warmth against coldness, and often the perspective is changed or completely dissolved.
It is the general atmosphere and the feelings connected with the experiences that are important to me. I try like the poet to condense and compress many different experiences and sense impressions to a simple and concentrated expression, and at the same time keep it open for the imagination and understanding of the beholder. Some of my works are distinctive and powerful while others are gentle and calm. Some expresses condensation, defiance and pain while others breathes with light and hope. My point of departue is the hope and longing for life, light and harmony, which reflects itself in my optimistic, sensous paintings.
In my work with decorations, I choose different solutions trying to find the best suited for the symbiotic integration between the surface - painting - and the people involved, the architecture and surroundings - the volume.
I always respect agreements and budgets. …Read More
Group Exhibitions in Denmark:
2006: KKS Jubilee Exhibition, Portalen, Greve. 2008: Gallery Braenderigaarden, Horsens. Gallery Lisse Bruun, Copenhagen. Gallery Kunstkontoret, Virum. Gallery Lyngby Nordre Moelle, Lyngby. Gallery SGS, Soedring. 2009: Gallery Roskilde Kunstforening, Roskilde. Gallery SGS, Soedring. KKS Exhibition “CLIMATE”, Gallery Gjethuset, Frederiksvaerk. The Group Exhibition “KOMMUNEN” in Gallery GAL, Frederiksvaerk. The Group Exhibition “KLIMAX” in Gallery Lisse Bruun, Copenhagen. 2010: SAK, Svendborg. ENS OG FORSKELLIGE, Gallery GAL, Frederiksvaerk. I KLODENS SMELTEDIGEL, Pyramiden, Gilleleje. AURORA in Gallery Taastrup Kunstforening. KUNSTENS 10 BUD, Gallery GAL, Frederiksvaerk. AURORA in Gallery Helligaandshuset, Copenhagen. JAZZ in Gallery GAL, Frederiksvaerk. 2011: The BKF-exhibition “Ten”, Hilleroed Science and Culture Park. Gallery Munken, Spring Exhibition, Loekken. The BKF-exhibition Gallery Annaborg, Hilleroed. 2012: The BKF-exhibition Hilleroed Science and Culture Park, Hilleroed. AURORA in Gallery Helligaandshuset, Copenhagen.
International Censored or Invited Exhibitions:
1983-85-86: Prix International de Dessin Joan Miro, Barcelona, Spain. 1984-99: Mini Gravat Internacional, Cadaques, Spain. 1985: Centre International D’exlibris, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. 1986:The 3rd International Miniature Print Exhibition, Seoul, Korea. International Exhibition of Exlibris, Leuven, Belgium and Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan. 1986-88: The International Print Biennale, Seoul, Korea. 1987: Mini Print International, Richards Gallery, Boston, U.S.A. 1987-89: Art of Today, International Exhibition, Budapest, Hungary. 1989: Fondation Collioure, Chateaux Royal, Collioure, France and Hanaru Gallery, Seoul, Korea. 1990: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, U.S.A. 1992: Gallery Oishi, Fukuoka, Japan. 1993:Wingfield Arts & Music Festival, Britain and Taller Galeria Fort, Cadaques, Spain. 1998: 8ème Salon International de L’aquarelle, Uckange, France. 1999: 9ème Salon International de L’aquarelle, Uckange, France. Monarch Contemporary Art Center, Tenino, Washington, U.S.A. 9ème Salon de Dreux, France. Wingfield Arts & Music Festival, Britain. Taller Galleria Fort, Cadaques, Spain and Létang d’Art, Bages, France. 2000: Sharjah Arts Museum, The United Arabic Emirates. 10ème Salon International de L’aquarelle, Uckange, France ande Grands et Jeunes D’aujourd’hui, Paris France. 2002: Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France. 2003: Grands et Jeunes D’aujourd’hui, Paris, France. 2004: Väsby Konsthall, Sweeden. 2006: 7ème Mondial de l’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale - Triennale de Chamalières, France. 2007: GRAFIX Biennale of Small Graphics, Breclav, Czech Republic. 2009-2011 and 2012-2013: 7th and 8th British International Mini Print Exibition, Britain. 2009: 63ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France. 2009-2011: 1. iBiennale of Contemporary Art on www.artoteque.com. 2010: Printing as an Event 2, VORORTOST Projektgalerie Bund Bildender Küstler Leipzig, Germany. 64ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France. The 30th. Mini Print International of Cadaques, Spain. Fundacio Tharrats d’Art Grafic, Barcelona, Spain. Galerie L’Etang d’Art, Bages, France. Wingfield Barns, Wingfield, Britain. The 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria. The 4th Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing, China. The 1st. International Exhibition - Competition in Painting & Mixed Media, Sofia, Bulgaria. 2011: Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France. The Iosif Iser International Contemporary Engraving Biennial Exhibition, Ploiesti, Romania. 2012: Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France.
1986: The Town Hall of Alleroed. 1988: SAHVA, Copenhagen. 1991: Total decoration of Dental Surgery of Anne Kuniss Kriegbaum, Birkeroed. 1996: Boernehuset Sjaelsoe, Birkeroed. 2000: Amtscentret for undervisning, Frederiksborg County, Hilleroed. 2001: The LUXO Company, Ballerup. 2010: Decoration of holiday house, Svaneke, Bornholm. 2010: Decoration of the Municipality of Kalundborg.
Printed works at the museums in Sint-Niklaas and Leuven, Belgium and Town Hall of Breclav, Czech Republic. Works at Dansk Plakatmuseum, Aarhus, and Museum for Kleinkunst, Holstebro, Denmark. Printed works at The “Ion Ionescu-Quintus” Arts Museum of Prahova County, Ploiesti, Romania.
Awards and grants:
1.- Prize in Poster Competition, Denmark.
Painter of the Year 2005 in Birkeroed, Denmark.
Awarded residence in Bikubenfondens grant studio in Paris, France.
2010: Diploma of Exellence (honorable award) in 1 iBiennal of Contemporary Art, London, Britain.…Read More