Anja Karottki


Artist biography

Anja Karottki is an artist, who originates from Denmark, like other artists such as Frederik Hesseldahl, Gottlandica, Bella Ahlman Høyen, Nir Ohayon, and Jess Uriah Black.

Anja Karottki's exhibition

Anja Karottki's work has most recently been exhibited at Format Artspace in Copenhagen (17 March 2017 until 29 April 2017) with the exhibition Alt er som det skal være.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern limits. This sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in simple, dignified 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and vibrant 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.

Anja Karottki