Cathrine Raben Davidsen

1972 · Denmark

Artist biography

Cathrine Raben Davidsen is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Cathrine Raben Davidsen was born in 1972. Born in the same country and around the same year are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Cathrine Raben Davidsen's work is available for viewing at Edition Copenhagen in Denmark. Cathrine Raben Davidsen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Unfunctionality at Alice Folker Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 15 May 2019 until 21 June 2019. Cathrine Raben Davidsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; TENTACULAR (03 April 2019 - 03 May 2019) at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus and SWOON (05 May 2017 - 24 June 2017) at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus.

Cathrine Raben Davidsen in private collections

On Artland Cathrine Raben Davidsen's art can be found in the collection of Kasper Jensen Gaard, Mark - Collection, and Martin Andersen, who for instance also has works by other artists including Rose Eken, Thomas Flechtner, and Dan Schein.

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 frontiers. This responsiveness 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 originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations 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. Established 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.

Further Biographical Context for Cathrine Raben Davidsen

Born in 1972, Cathrine Raben Davidsen was largely inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were an important decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Cathrine Raben Davidsen

  • Artworks in Collections 9
  • Exhibitions 2

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