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EXHIBITION IN CHINA

 

Yudian Infinity Eternity Exhibition Poster

 

 

YUDIAN ART GALLERY

HANGZHOU

“INFINITY ETERNITY”

PRESENTING 4 ARTISTS

26 APRIL TO 30 JUNE 2022

 

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

 

 

 

SOLO IN DENMARK

2023

   

 

GALLERI NYBRO

NYBROGADE 30

COPENHAGEN

24 FEBRUARY TO 5 MARCH 2023

OPEN EVERY DAY

 

 

 

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

 

GROUP SHOW

  Annaborg Art Centre Autumn 2021  

ANNABORG ART CENTRE

HILLEROD, DK

21 OCTOBER TO 21 NOVEMBER 2021

THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 12 – 16

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITION IN COPENHAGEN

 

Arp-Hansen Solo Poster Nybro July August 2021

 

GALLERI NYBRO

30 NYBROGADE, 1203 COPENHAGEN

 

untitled

(so far)

 

TUESDAY 27 JULY 2021 – SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2021

 

OPEN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 12 – 17

FRIDAY 12 – 20

AND BY APPOINTMENT

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

 

 

 

FOUR SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITIONS IN DENMARK IN 2020 – TWO OF THEM SOLOS:

 

 

Ege Arp-Hansen origin poster

 

 

KULTURSTATIONEN

IN HUMLEBÆK

CLOSE TO LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

 

origin

 

FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 THROUGH SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 2020

 

Humlebæk, Denmark at the newly opened exhibition space at KulturStationen.  This solo exhibition, about 36 works, focuses on canvas format 145 x 115 x 3 cm as opposed to the smaller works shown earlier in 2020 at Galleri Nybro in Copenhagen.

Artist Talks and other arrangements scheduled on selected dates.

 

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)

 

Text translated from Danish, original 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 Review in KunstAvisen 2020

 

 

 

GALLERI NINA SAMPSON

42B DAG HAMMARSKJÖLDS ALLÉ

2100 COPENHAGEN Ø

CLOSE TO THE AMERICAN EMBASSY

 

EXHIBITION OF 5 WORKS

 

OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER

 

 

 

Painting by Ege Arp-Hansen at the Nina Sampson Gallery in Copenhagen
Painting by Ege Arp-Hansen at the Nina Sampson Gallery in Copenhagen

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"from here to nowhere" and "drifting through"   paintings by Arp-Hansen
“from here to nowhere” and “drifting” by Ege Arp-Hansen

 

I paint.

Artistically connected with the ancient ink tradition of East Asia, some of my deepest roots are found in it’s calligraphy and landscape painting.

As opposed to ink on silk or paper, I use acrylics on canvas, linen or cotton. And I paint in all the colours of the rainbow, but often use only one, two or three pigments in any given work.

Monochromes fascinate me. Unfolding each colour, each pigment, to its full potential.

Born into a family of artists I painted my first painting at 4 or 5 years old, but later focused on writing. I wrote among other things drama for the theatre, where I was fortunate to receive grants from the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Literature Council and the Danish Theatre Council.

In the wordless universe of painting however I might get closer to something I find essential.

I work with my relation to, and inevitably lacking logical understanding of something as airy, intangible, yet always present, as infinity, eternity, soul, spirit, consciousness…

Or rather: Little by little I realised this is what I was doing.

The urge to work with colours, paint, came first. Theory followed later. Not the other way around.

Eternity… the infinite… has always fascinated me profoundly… and I’ve asked myself the wonderful questions:

What is eternity? Where does it come from? Can it arise from nothing? What is nothing? What is something? What was before something? Was there something before nothing? Alongside nothing? What is consciousness? What is spirit?

My paintings are optimistic attempts at finding a poetic balance between matter and spirit, a kind of basic research into approaching some kind of answer to these fantastic, in all eternity unanswerable questions about the unapproachable, inexplicable, inexpressible, incomprehensible, indescribable, endless, eternal…

But first… and last…  colour by colour… canvas by canvas… in the course of 25 to 100 hours or more, I create works where it’s imperative for me to convey the ethereal play of colour, light and darkness, to prepare a seedbed for precisely that unique experience the observer or observers have individually or collectively at the moment they see the painting.

An experience which probably has just as much to do with the observers own inner life and way of percieving as the work itself.

 

 

"forever and a day" by Ege Arp-Hansen
“forever and a day” by Ege Arp-Hansen as seen at KulturStationen 2020.

 

My studio is located in Humlebæk, Denmark and I recive individual visitors by appointment. It’s close to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, one of Europes great modern art institutions, beautifully situated on the coast 35 km north of Copenhagen and always worth a visit.

Paintings are available at the studio and from exhibitions. Prepaid international consignments are also welcome. With several shows a year I’m represented at Galleri Nybro (est. 1989) in Copenhagen’s cultural centre right by the canals, Christiansborg Palace and the National Museum of Denmark. I’m also a member of  Kunstrunden Nordsjælland” (Art Circle North Zealand) with yearly exhibitions and artists studio visits in North Zealand, just north of Copenhagen.

Representative for Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan is Yudian Art in Hangzhou.

CONTACT: If you have any inquiries about visits, prices etc. please don’t hesitate to mail using the form below or call my studio in Humlebaek at (+45) 49190709. If outside office hours, please remember to leave your name and phone number on the machine.  You’re also welcome to visit my Instagram. Click the Instagram logo in the menu or contact by using WeChat ID: The-Danish-Artist.

 

 

"from time to time" painting by Arp-Hansen
“from time to time” by Ege Arp-Hansen

 

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

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

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

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    Instagram 6 october 2020:

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