Anne Torpe


Artist biography

Anne Torpe is a creative artist, who was born in Denmark, like other established artists such as Troels Nielsen, Ib Monrad Hansen, Morten Steen Hebsgaard , Gianna Spirito, and Linda Á Heyggi.

About Anne Torpe's works

Anne Torpe's work is illustrative of the field of Conceptual, Design and Figuration. Conceptual art emerged as an art movement in the 1960s, critiquing the previously ruling modernist movement and its focus on the aesthetic. The term is usually used to refer to art from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. In Conceptualism, the idea or concept behind the work of art became more important than the actual technical skill or aesthetic. Conceptual artists used whichever materials and forms deemed most appropriate to get their ideas across. This resulted in a variety of different types of artworks that could look like almost anything – from performance to writing, to everyday objects. The artists explored the possibilities of art-as-idea and art-as-knowledge, using linguistic, mathematical, and process-oriented dimensions of thought as well as invisible system and processes for their productions.

Design, sometimes also known as applied arts, is a genre that encompasses a variety of categories such a fashion design, graphic design and industrial design. While the borders between art and design are blurry, some influential movements that have challenged the use of everyday life objects include The Arts and Crafts Movement and the Bauhaus, which were able to successfully unite artistic creativity and manufacturing.

In essence, figurative art is art which represents familiar features of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition seems to be rather simple, figuration still remains in its very essence more than just a depiction of reality. Indeed, the various styles in which figurative art can be achieved are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever changing category, in which Anne Torpe's work is mainly grounded. Some critically acclaimed artists known for their impact on figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anne Torpe is represented and exhibited by Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anne Torpe most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen with the exhibition Familiar Strangers. The exhibition was open from the 16 January 2020 until the 14 February 2020. Anne Torpe's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen (07 December 2019 - 27 December 2019) with the name Twentyfour and Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen (06 June 2019 - 09 August 2019) with the name SUMMERTIME ’19 – THE ANNUAL GROUP SHOW 15TH EDITION.

At the moment on Artland, 24 of Anne Torpe's works are available to purchase.

Anne Torpe in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of works by Anne Torpe at Artland. These collectors include Michele and Username, who also has works by other artists including Isabel Alonso Vega, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. 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. Acclaimed 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 major 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 Torpe

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