Anne Marie Ploug

Denmark

Artist biography

Anne Marie Ploug is an artist, who was born in Denmark, like other prominent artists such as Johnny Madsen, Damonantonio, Koch, Eva, Christian Skeel, and Trine Lund.

About Anne Marie Ploug's works

Anne Marie Ploug's work is representative of the fields of Figuration, Abstraction and Conceptual. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply described as being the farthest from abstract art, since it essentially consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to the real world. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and inventive, encompassing a variety of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Abstract art first started to emerge in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus moving away from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists move away from any literal representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.

Conceptual art is arguably not as clear and easily defined as other art movements, and can often spark intense reactions in the viewers. By nature, Conceptualism puts an emphasis on the strategies and research that go into the creation, making the concept of an artwork its most significant feature, rather than the actual finished product. Although the movement emerged in the mid 1960s, simultaneously across Europe and America, its founder Marcel Duchamp had paved the way back in 1917, with his controversial artwork Fontaine. Conceptual art denies the traditional mediums, and tries to place the artwork in the realm of ideas - rather than that of material constructions. Some of the most prominent figures of Conceptualism include artists such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anne Marie Ploug is represented and exhibited by Galleri Lene Bilgrav located in Aarhus, Denmark. Anne Marie Ploug most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Lene Bilgrav in Aarhus (06 July 2019 until 19 July 2019) with the exhibition Sommerudstilling 2019. Anne Marie Ploug's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Appetizers (22 February 2019 - 19 April 2019) at Galleri Lene Bilgrav in Aarhus and Swinging Lassos Subtotal (07 November 2019 - 20 December 2019) at Galleri Lene Bilgrav in Aarhus.

At present, Anne Marie Ploug has a total of two artworks for sale at Artland.

Anne Marie Ploug in private collections

Anne Marie Ploug's works can be seen in JG Collection collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Choi Jun Kun, Alessandro Simonini, and Qafar Rzayev.

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 frontiers. This responsiveness 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 originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in modest, elegant interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a key 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 bright colours and vibrant childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other critically acclaimed modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Anne Marie Ploug

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