Anne Torpe


Artist biography

Anne Torpe is a modern artist, who originates from Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Claes Otto Jennow, Birger Lundquist, Swet, Knud Axelsen, and Mutlu Dölek.

About Anne Torpe's works

Anne Torpe is a prominent figure within the fields of Figuration, Design and Conceptual. Figurative art has been around since the most primitive stages of visual arts, and involves any form of modern art which references the real-world or the human body, in opposition to Abstraction. Figurative art includes a significant multitude of styles, thus remaining a truly pioneering and major category in which artists created critically acclaimed masterpieces, such as Pablo Picasso’s painting Les Demoiselles D’Avignon, or Paul Cézanne’s The Bathers.

Since the early 20th century, the word “design” has been used to refer to objects appreciated for the aesthetic qualities they convey. It was often used in conjunction with the decorative-arts, but with the societal shifts of the 20th and 21st century, the term “design” expanded to a wider field, and now includes areas such as industrial design, graphic design and fashion design. Some of the most influential design movements include The Arts and Crafts movements and the Bauhaus, which succeeded in unifying artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

For a conceptual artist, the artwork needs to detach itself from any sort of traditional representation of what is art, and invite the viewer to enter a world of ideas and concepts, detached from the material reality. Indeed, the essence of Conceptualism lies in the fact that the idea behind the artwork has significantly more importance than the completed artwork itself. As a defined movement, Conceptualism first came to be in the late 1960s, with figures such as Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner and Yoko Ono. The most revolutionary feature of Conceptual Art is that the artwork can take the form of anything, from writings to performances, to a derived use of everyday objects - the boundaries of art are thus challenged, the tradition is critiqued. Conceptualism has been, and still remains, subject to controversy and debate, due to its tendency to provoke the viewer. As a contemporary movement, is it often used as a medium to defy institutions, societal structures and political systems.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Anne Torpe's work is on display at Bricks Gallery located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Anne Torpe's work are at the moment exhibiting at at Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen with the exhibition THE SHOW MUST GO ON (10 April 2020 - 01 May 2020). Anne Torpe's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen (16 January 2020 - 14 February 2020) with the name Familiar Strangers and Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen (07 December 2019 - 27 December 2019) with the name Twentyfour. Anne Torpe's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called SUMMERTIME ’19 – THE ANNUAL GROUP SHOW 15TH EDITION and took place at Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 06 June 2019 to 09 August 2019.

Currently, 21 works from Anne Torpe are for sale on Artland.

Anne Torpe in private collections

On Artland, Anne Torpe's works can be seen in several Collections, including Michele and an anonymous Artland user. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Lolo & Sosaku, Owanto, and Kevin Demery.

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 frontiers. This sensibility is often combined 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 an extremely important 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, dignified 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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.

Anne Torpe

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 6
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