Asbjørn Skou

Denmark

Artist biography

Asbjørn Skou is a visual artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Katka Arentsen, Knud Victor, Ole Fick, Krista Rosenkilde, and E Højer were also born in Denmark.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Asbjørn Skou's work is available for viewing at Galleri Profilen located in Aarhus, Denmark. Asbjørn Skou's work has most recently been exhibited at Bonamatic in Copenhagen (24 January 2019 until 22 February 2019) with the exhibition Albedo.

Asbjørn Skou in private collections

Bech Risvig Collection and Peggy Collection feature Asbjørn Skou's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Qafar Rzayev, Lydia Blakeley, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

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 traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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.

Asbjørn Skou

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