SOLOS IN DENMARK

2024

 

 

SOUND OF SILENCE

 

GALLERI NYBRO

SANKT PEDERS STRÆDE 21

COPENHAGEN

 

26 JANUARY TO 4 FEBRUARY 2024

 

OPEN EVERY DAY

12 – 18

AND BY APPOINTMENT

 

OPENING RECEPTION 25 JANUARY 16-20

 

“It’s a great pleasure to present Ege Arp-Hansen’s first solo exhibition in our beautiful, new premises in Sankt Peders Stræde 21, in the very heart of the old town in Copenhagen. It’s his fourth solo with the gallery.

“sound of silence” focuses on Ege Arp-Hansens unique folded paintings, “ripples”, a group of work he’s been developing and working with over the past 10 years. 30 works will be shown, primarily brand new from two series created within the past year.

He’s deeply fascinated by all the colours of the rainbow and also uses them here, but the individual works are often monochromatic, regularly with the application of only one pigment.

The canvas, its structure and other physical qualities are always an integrated part of his paintings expression. Most clearly in these folded works, where the canvas is explored as a manipulatable material, cloth, matter, which is folded and worked rhythmically into something which reminds many people of the surface of water.

The stretchers profile, form and spatial presence under the canvas is an essential part of the work, not just a hidden necessity. They’re sourced and constructed with great care, before the finished pieces of canvas are mounted around them.

The works hereby moves into a three dimensional space, somewhere between painting and sculpture.

Their expression change radically according to the light, its intensity, quality and the angle from which you look. When you move, you experience how colour, patterns, and glistening reflections arise, change, disappear and new constellations emerge. There is no golden cut. The centre is everywhere. The works seem to exist in constant transformation, but still remain as they were created. They’re all untitled, and thereby don’t lead- or mislead the spectator in relation to an interpretation. In Ege Arp-Hansen’s art choices and possibilities are offered, not one dimensional answers.

Ege Arp-Hansen is fascinated by the small in the large and the immense in the minute, by subtle nuances, modulations and rhythms evenly distributed over the whole surface of the canvas, moving from the totally soft, whispering, over the sizzling, to the very sensual. He’s working to attain an inherent, meditative peace and balance, also in the most intense and colour-packed works.

This peace and balance is at the very heart of his working process. It’s here he finds his inspiration. Going about his daily work in the studio between the forest and the sea. To the sound of silence…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GALLERI KINGO

 

KINGOSVEJ 1A

TAASTRUP

 

4 APRIL TO 30 APRIL 2024

 

OPEN

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY 13-16

SUNDAYS 7 and 28 APRIL 13-16

 

OPENING RECEPTION

4 APRIL 18-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KUNSTVINDUET

 

HAVNEHOLMEN 80

COPENHAGEN V

 

30 JUNE TO 28 AUGUST 2024

 

OPEN

24/7

 

OPENING RECEPTION

30 JUNE 15-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOLO IN DENMARK

2023

 

 

 

FOREVER AND A DAY

 

GALLERI NYBRO

NYBROGADE 30

COPENHAGEN

24 FEBRUARY TO 5 MARCH 2023

OPEN EVERY DAY

12 – 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

DESIGN SHANGHAI

WITH YUDIAN ART

8 – 11 JUNE 2023

 

 

I will be participating in Design Shanghai from 8 – 11 June 2023 through my representative for China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Yudian Art. They will exhibit “at the end of the universe – right here” 145 x 115 cm (seen below) from 2018. With about 70.000 visitors this fair is concidered one of the most important design fairs in Asia in witch many art galleries also participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP SHOW

UFT – UFT – UFT – UFT

UDSTILLINGSSTED FOR TEKSTIL

COPENHAGEN

29 JULY – 2 SEPTEMBER 2023

 

UFT – UFT – UFT – UFT handler om det upåagtede allestedsnærværende tekstil og remedierne
i vores omgivelser, det oversete, det brugte, det anonyme, det tekniske, det verbale, det unavngivne, det undselige tekstil – Og der er rigtig meget af det.

Stofbæreposer i varmestuen med firmaprint som erstatning for plastikposer.
Spørgsmålet er, om det er den rette vej rent miljømæssigt?

Anette Jensen

Chris Liljenberg Halstrøm

Væveværkstedet 52D

Metha Stuart Wallace

Karina Nielsen Rios

Ege Arp-Hansen

Lisbeth Nielsen Lyrstrand

Anders Bonnesen

Kvadrat

Annette Juel

Ane Henriksen

Marianne Just

Julie Behaegel

Udstillingens stol: Jørgen Carlo Larsen 

Udstillingens vase: Bettina Schori

Udstillingens gæstehåndklæde: Væveskolen i Greve

Udstillingens bøllehat: Blå Form

Udstillingens grafik: Alma Gade

 

 

GROUP SHOW

 

Annaborg Art Centre Autumn 2023

 

ANNABORG ART CENTRE

HILLEROD, DK

17 AUGUST TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2023

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 12 – 16

 

OPEN DOORS

AT 100 ARTISTS IN NORTH ZEALAND

SATURDAY 2 AND SUNDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 2023

EVERY DAY 11 – 17

 

 

 

 

 

PAST 2022 SELECTED

 

 

 

EXHIBITION IN CHINA

 

Yudian Infinity Eternity Exhibition Poster

 

 

YUDIAN ART GALLERY

HANGZHOU

“INFINITY ETERNITY”

PRESENTING 4 ARTISTS

26 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 2022

(extended)

 

I’m very happy to announce that my new representative for China is Yudian Art Gallery in Hangzhou, not far from Shanghai.

Capital during the Southern Song Dynasty, then and now one of the world’s most prosperous and sophisticated cities. Since ancient times home to numerous philosophers, artists and men of literature who were attracted to and inspired by the beauty of its mythic West Lake.

Yudian Art, with galleries in downtown and in the brand new Tian Muli Centre designed by Renso Piano, who’s probably most famous for having co-designed Centre Pompidou in Paris, will from now on be my exclusive representative in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

 

 

 

SHENZHEN CREATIVE WEEK

WITH YUDIAN GALLERY

25 – 28 JULY 2022

 

 

I will be participating in Shenzhen Creative Week from 25 – 28 July 2022 through my representative for China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Yudian Gallery, with the painting above: “foundation of everything and nothing”, measuring 145 cm x 115 cm.

Shenzhen, immediate neighbour to Hong Kong, is with about 17 million inhabitants the fourth largest city in China.

 

 

 

 

GROUP SHOW

IN

DENMARK

 

 

MARIENLYST CASTLE

ELSINORE

27 AUGUST TO 11 SEPTEMBER 2022

EVERY DAY 12 – 17

 

OPEN DOORS AT 100 ARTISTS IN NORTH ZEALAND

SATURDAY 3 AND SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

EVERY DAY 11 – 17

 

 

 

ART TALK

KULTURSTATIONEN

HUMLEBÆK

 

 

 

INFINITY

ETERNITY

BEGINNING

END

MEET THE VICAR AND THE ARTIST

27 OCTOBER 2022

 

 

 

PAST SOLOS IN DENMARK 2022

 

POSTER nowhere.somewhere, Arp-Hansen at Nybro April 2022

 

 

GALLERI NYBRO

NYBROGADE 30

COPENHAGEN

1 APRIL TO 10 APRIL 2022

OPEN EVERY DAY

12 – 18

 

 

 

LIBRARY EXHIBITION HALL

HUMLEBÆK

5 MARCH TO 19 MARCH 2022

 

 

 

 

 

PAST 2021 SELECTED

 

Arp-Hansen Solo Poster Nybro July August 2021

 

 

SOLO

 

GALLERI NYBRO

COPENHAGEN

27 JULY TO 22 AUGUST 2021

 

 

 

GROUP SHOW

 

Annaborg Art Centre Autumn 2021

 

ANNABORG ART CENTRE

HILLEROD, DK

21 OCTOBER TO 21 NOVEMBER 2021

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 12 – 16

 

 

PAST 2020

 

Ege Arp-Hansen origin poster

 

Interesting review of this 3 month solo exhibition in “KunstAvisen” No. 9 October/November 2020 (i.e. “The Art Magazine”, the oldest Danish art magazine, original text further down)

 

“origin” – Ege Arp-Hansen solo exhibition at KulturStationen, Humlebæk, Denmark

 

By Lis Engel

 

If the experience of the show should be described with two words they could be Silence and Beauty. Moving into this sublime exhibition is quite an extraordinary experience which I warmly recommend.

 

ABSTRACT PAINTING

Ege Arp-Hansen is an abstract painter who art historically can be seen in continuation of Minimalism, but with his totally own way of exploring and unfolding the possibilities of modern abstract painting, possessing an intense curiosity for colour and media. He creates a host of sublime qualities, which are often absent in contemporary painting. What qualities then characterize the exhibition?

This can’t be answered conclusively, but there is an intensity and sensuality in the way Ege Arp-Hansen unfolds his serial work. He often works in series, often monochromatically, and at the same time with a sensitivity for subtle nuances and rhythms, which can be seen both in the modulation of colour and in the tactility of colour as quality and composition.

THE NUMINOUS AND THE EROTIC

At times paintings hover in a series of transparent apparitions, for instance unfolded in the completely light wall, where you are invited to disappear into the white light and the delicately modulated pastel tones from cool to warm in a tender transformation of light.

Other pictures investigate intensively the tactile and can reinforce the experience of rhythm as a physical quality. This can for instance be seen in the folded paintings and their deep sense of rhythm and movement through folding, and also in works with more pastose application of colour. Here the colour scale span from intense, strong reds, rose and apricot, through metallic, dark and violet in different smaller series and solo works. These are works which might open up the possibility of experiencing the fantastic, the erotic and at the same time voluptuous and totally transgressive. An enormous span and at the same time with a wonderful wholeness and coherence.

Perhaps the qualities can be described as limitless, the eternal, without beginning and end, but also filled with a sensuality and intensity, creating a sensation of bliss, of the wonderful.

TOTAL INSTALLATION

The exhibition itself, experienced as a whole in the raw space, is totally unique in the way it’s succeeded to create a symphony of colour, rhythm, which transcends the individual work, into a totality, where the serially hung paintings create gentle shifts and layers of meaning, which at the same time are totally abstract, but also tuned – like visual music. It is exiting to immerse oneself and experience the span, which goes from the completely gentle, whispering, to intensely passionate – not as qualities, which are separate, but as qualities which are present in the individual work and in the whole as an omnipresent tone.

 

Ege Arp-Hansen origin poster

 

Begejstret anmeldelse af “origin” i KunstAvisen No. 9 Oktober/November 2020:

Ege Arp-Hansen origin Review in KunstAvisen 2020

 

 

Painting by Ege Arp-Hansen at the Nina Sampson Gallery in Copenhagen
Painting by Ege Arp-Hansen at the Nina Sampson Gallery in Copenhagen November/December 2020

 

 

 

 

GALLERI NYBRO

30 NYBROGADE, 1203 COPENHAGEN

 

X-MAS GROUP SHOW

 

TUESDAY 8 DECEMBER 2020 – SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 2020

OPEN EVERY DAY INCL. SUNDAY

13 – 17

 
IN COPENHAGEN’S CULTURAL CENTER BY FREDERIKSHOLM KANAL, CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM.

 

Ege Arp-Hansen at the Galleri Nybro X-Mas Show 2020

 

 

 

 

GALLERI NYBRO

30 NYBROGADE, 1203 COPENHAGEN

 

from here to nowhere

 

FRIDAY 17 JULY 2020 – SUNDAY 2 AUGUST 2020

OPEN EVERY DAY INCL. SUNDAY

10 – 17

 
IN COPENHAGEN’S CULTURAL CENTER BY FREDERIKSHOLM KANAL, CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM.

 

 

 

Instagram 12 February 2023:

 

Instagram Screenshot_2023-02-12 Ege Arp-Hansen

Vanity Fair, Home Is Where The Art Is… June 2020:

EGE-ARP HANSEN_VANITY FAIR_06_07_HIWTAI.indd-1

Vanity Fair, Home Is Where The Art Is… July/August 2020:

EGE-ARP HANSEN_VANITY FAIR_JULY_AUGUST

Vanity Fair, Home Is Where The Art Is… September 2020:

EGE-ARP HANSEN_Vanity_Fair_September_2020 .