Asger Jorn


Artist biography

Asger Jorn is a visual artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Susse Volander, Simon Grimm, Rolf Nowotny, Joachim Koester , and Michael Utzon were also born in Denmark.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Asger Jorn is represented and exhibited by multiple galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. Galleries exhibiting Asger Jorn's work include Tornabuoni Art London in the United Kingdom, Galleri Profilen in Denmark, and Françoise Livinec in France. Asger Jorn's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Winter Variation at GALERIE BIRCH in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 21 February 2019 until 30 March 2019. Asger Jorn's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (23 June 2019 - 16 August 2019) with the name Summer exhibition 2019 and Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (18 January 2019 - 01 March 2019) with the name JORNS GRAFIK. Asger Jorn's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called JORNS GRAFIK and took place at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark from the 18 January 2019 to 01 March 2019.

Asger Jorn in private collections

Asger Jorn's works can be found on Artland in the following collections: Salles collection, which also includes works from prominent artists Asger Jorn, Jacob Dahlstrup and Finn Pedersen; as well as bein which features the works of Asger Jorn, Etsuko Oide and Jørgen Junker Larsen.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather 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. Towards 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 scarce 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 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 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.

Asger Jorn

  • Artworks in Collections 9
  • Exhibitions 5
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