CURRENT SOLO IN DENMARK
CLOSE TO LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
FRIDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2020 THROUGH SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 2020
AND BY APPOINTMENT
(USE THE CONTACT FORM ON THIS PAGE)
Humlebæk, Denmark at the newly opened exhibition space at KulturStationen. A 3 month Solo Show from 4 September to 6 December 2020 next to the station (Platform 2) and close to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
This exhibition 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.
I will be present most of the opening time meeting visitors.
Artist Talks and other arrangements are scheduled on selected dates.
SOLO EXHIBITION IN DENMARK
30 NYBROGADE, 1203 COPENHAGEN
TUESDAY 27 JULY 2021 – SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2021
OPEN EVERY DAY INCL. SUNDAY
AND BY APPOINTMENT
IN COPENHAGEN’S CULTURAL CENTER BY FREDERIKSHOLM KANAL, CHRISTIANSBORG PALACE AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM.
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.
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 please don’t hesitate to mail using the form below.
Further down this page you will find my three appearances in Vanity Fair in 2020:
3 red paintings from my Ripples-series as seen in Vanity Fair’s: Home Is Where The Art Is, June issue 2020
3 blue paintings from my Ripples-series as seen in Vanity Fair’s: Home Is Where The Art Is, July-August issue 2020
3 paintings from my 30 x 32 x 3-series as seen in Vanity Fair’s: Home Is Where The Art Is, September issue 2020
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Arp-Hansen on Instagram 6 October 2020