Dwelling in paint, or in the light of paint

Self portrait

2017

 

Born in Gentofte, Copenhagen, DK in 1979 - I have made artworks since the teenage years, went to art academies in London, UK. Afterwards I undertook years of travels in Europe and now currently I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. However, I return to Greece often as my paintings draw inspiration from the strong sun, e.g. strong light contrast on objects and the colours such light exposes. Also, I go to Greece to visit archeological museums and sites because my paintings also draw inspiration from Hellenistic sculpture, e.g. its contrapposto, movement and sense of air in the articulation of the human figure.

 

Art making is a natural and satisfying way for me to create images of my inner life with a sense of lightfullness. Painting is for me an act of love, inner appetite, lust for life and of complete freedom which always uplifts my spirit.

Virtue wise, painting is also a way for me to return to the essential in art: the entirely handmade and to avoid deliberately digital or computer devices altogether.

Furthemore, painting is a super sensitive medium, it is like The Chaos Theory, the whole (quality) is determined by the smallest gesture which may seem tiny and irrelevant - for which i love.

 

My artistic studios are in the woods, Dyrehaven, near Copenhagen and at Christianshavn CPH, DK.

 

 

"To paint is to love again. It’s only when we look with eyes of love that we see as the painter sees. His is a love, moreover, which is free of possessiveness (and judgement). What the painter sees he is duty-bound to share. Usually he makes us see and feel what ordinarily we ignore or are immune to. His manner of approaching the world tells us, in effect, that nothing is vile or hideous, nothing is stale, flat and unpalatable unless it be our own power of vision. To see is not merely to look. One must look-see. See into and around." Henry Miller

 

 

Selected exhibitions

Horsens Kunstmuseum (DK), Randers Kunstmuseum (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), REMAP4 Contemporary Art Festival (GR), Tou Scene (NO), Michael Cacoyannis Foundation (GR), Institut du Monde Arabe (FR), Akademie der Künste (DE), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (ES), Tallinna Kunstihoone (EE), Brandts Museum of Photography (DK), Museet for Samtidskunst (DK), Souterrain Amsterdam (NL), New Shelter Plan (DK), PAO festival in Oslo (NO), Viborg Kunsthal (DK), Charlotte Fogh Gallery (DK), Gallery Christoffer Egelund (DK), Change and Partner Gallery (IT), AD Gallery (GR), CAN Gallery (GR), LMN Gallery (NO), Gallery Specta (DK), Avlskarl Gallery (DK), Banja Rathnov Gallery (DK)

 

 

Education

MA FINE ART at Sculpture dep. (2009 - ) - Slade School of Art, London UK - I dropped out in 2009

MA ART HISTORY & THEORY (2006 - 2007) - Architectural Association, London, UK

BA FINE ART (2003 - 2006) - Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

BA ARCHITECTURE (1999 - 2002) - The Royal Academy, School of Architecture, CPH, Denmark

INTERNSHIP, Matthew Barney Studio, NYC, US in the summer 2005

 

 

Events curated by Augusta Atla

Les Soirees, MAISON MACA, Athens, GR, 2015

MAISON MACA @ ART ATHINA ART FAIR, Athens, GR, 2015

ADAM CHRISTENSEN event, MAISON MACA, Athens, GR, 2015

Opening event of MAISON MACA, Athens, GR, 2014

Memory of Color. Group show. Vingt Paris event, Paris, FR, 2014

 

 

Artworks donated to

Atelier September, DK, profit going to homeless people in DK, 2013

Dignity, profit to org helping people suffering from experienced torture, 2013

Paddle8 auction for Remap4, Athens, GR, 2013

 

 

Art Fairs

ART ATHINA, Athens, GR

ART HERNING, DK

SWAP, Barcelona International Contemporary Art Fair, Barcelona, ES

VOLTA6, Basel, CH

ART COPENHAGEN, Copenhagen, DK

CPH_ALT, Copehagen, DK

 

 

Public artist-talks

Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark

Via Farini in Residence, Milano, Italy

The Danish Royal Academy, CPH, Denmark

Manitoba University, Architectural dep., Canada

Tou Scene Art Institution, Stavanger, Norway

Projektskolen Art School, Oslo, Norway

Princeton University, Architectural dep., USA

Venice Art Academy, Venezia, Italy

Krabbesholm Kunstskole, Denmark

TPTP SPACE, Paris, France

FAN OUT EVENT, CPH, Denmark

Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

Banja Rathnov Gallery, CPH, Denmark

Kunsthøjskolen på Ærø, Denmark

 

 

Member of

The Academy Council

www.akademiraadet.dk

 COPYDAN

www.copydan.dk

KKS

www.kks-kunst.dk

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