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CURRENT SOLO EXHIBITION IN COPENHAGEN

 

GALLERI NYBRO

30 NYBROGADE, 1203 COPENHAGEN

 

untitled

(so far)

 

TUESDAY 27 JULY 2021 – SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2021

OPEN TUESDAY TO SUNDAY 12 – 17

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:

 

 

 

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.

Rave review of this solo exhibition in KunstAvisen No. 9 October/November 2020 (i.e. “ArtMagazine”, the oldest Danish art magazine) beginning like this:

 

“”origin” Ege Arp-Hansen solo show at KulturStationen: 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.”

 

Full text translated from Danish:

 

“origin” – Ege Arp-Hansen solo exhibition at KulturStationen, Humlebæk, Denmark, September to December 2020.

 

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 researching 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 investigates 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 borderless, 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 a omnipresent tone.

 

Ege Arp-Hansen origin Review in KunstAvisen 2020

 

Ege Arp-Hansen origin poster

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

I painted my first painting, a portrait, at 12, but then 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 more to do with the observers own inner life and way of percieving than 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 the 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.

I primarily paint in two formats: 30 x 32 x 3 cm and 145 x 115 x 3 cm, like those presented here, however my paintings come in all shapes and sizes.

If you have any inquiries about visits, prices etc. please don’t hesitate to mail using the form below. You’re also welcome to visit my Instagram. Click the Instagram logo in the menu.

 

 

"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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