Andreas Albrectsen

1986 · Denmark

Artist biography

Andreas Albrectsen is an emerging contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Troels Trier, Eva BVC, Cynthia Lopez, Bent Kokkenborg, and Lars Bjerre. Andreas Albrectsen was born in 1986.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Andreas Albrectsen is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark and Printer's Proof in Valby, Denmark. Andreas Albrectsen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition SLEEPER at Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 20 September 2019 until 25 October 2019. Andreas Albrectsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; How To Move Forward? (02 June 2018 - 30 June 2018) at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen and Ex cathedra (23 November 2017 - 23 December 2017) at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen. Andreas Albrectsen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Ex cathedra and took place at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 23 November 2017 to 23 December 2017.

Andreas Albrectsen in private collections

On Artland Andreas Albrectsen's art can be found in the collection of Bech Risvig Collection, Kasper Jensen Gaard, and K, who for instance also has works by other artists including Alessandro Simonini, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Michele Gabriele.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often combined with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, elegant interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a significant country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Andreas Albrectsen

Born in 1986, Andreas Albrectsen's creative work was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. A group of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a varied group of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became famous for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was rebellious yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists including Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this idea.

Andreas Albrectsen

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