Asmund Havsteen Mikkelsen
Asmund Havsteen Mikkelsen is a visual artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Mette Sinke, Anne Sofie Hornemann, Ursula Reuter Christiansen, Timothy Gale, and Mette Sørensen were also born in Denmark.
Asmund Havsteen Mikkelsen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Fold Gallery in London (23 January 2019 until 08 May 2019) with the exhibition CARRY ON. Asmund Havsteen Mikkelsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Exhibition for Enter Art Fair (28 August 2019 - 31 August 2019) at Galleri KANT in Copenhagen and LOST IN SPACE (22 August 2019 - 21 September 2019) at Galleri KANT in Copenhagen.
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 combined 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 originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid 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.