Christina Augustesen


Artist biography

Christina Augustesen is a creative artist, who originates from Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Gunnar Kappelskov, Dick Nyhuus, Anne Athena, Kai E. Christiansen , and Montana.

About Christina Augustesen's work

Christina Augustesen is a notable figure of Minimalism. Minimalism is an art movement which emerged in New York city in the post World War II era, its essence emanating from a strong will to escape the pre-existing conceptions about art, and make artwork exist in its own reality rather than just ressemble life. Recognised as one of the most influential art movements of the 1960s, minimalism was trying to escape from abstract expressionism, which was the dominant genre in the late 1950s. The founders of Minimalism were greatly influenced by European abstract movements, and works by the Dutch De Stijl artists, Russian Constructivists, as well as members of the German Bauhaus, which had pioneered radical abstraction. Some of the most influential artists of Minimalism include Frank Stella, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. Honesty and simplicity are among some of the key elements in Minimalism, which finds its core in a void of emotional responses or metaphorical elements. Geometrical shapes and polished, pure lines are creating artworks that will provide the viewers with powerful visual responses, but its aim is not to inspire emotions, nor to reflect the artist's own expression and feelings. Minimalist artists were tired of the gestural elements found to previous art movements, and were seeking to discard anything that would suggest self-expressionism. As Frank Stella said, the essence of Minimalism is that "you see what you see".

Galleries and Exhibitions

Christina Augustesen's work is on display at Galleri Lene Bilgrav located in Aarhus, Denmark. Christina Augustesen's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Lene Bilgrav in Aarhus (22 February 2019 until 19 April 2019) with the exhibition Appetizers. Christina Augustesen's only other exhibition is Synchronicity, which took place at Galleri Lene Bilgrav in Aarhus, Denmark (16 January 2020 - 28 February 2020).

Currently, Christina Augustesen has one artwork for sale at Artland.

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 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 produced 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 simple, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a major 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 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.

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