Ellen Hyllemose

1968 · Denmark

Artist biography

Ellen Hyllemose is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen, Gudrun Pagter, Tore Hallas, Poul Janus Ipsen , and Karsten Vinther. Ellen Hyllemose was born in 1968.

About Ellen Hyllemose's work

Ellen Hyllemose is a prominent figure in Abstraction. Born in the early 20th century, abstract art can be characterised as a movement evading the classical definition of art, which succeeded in creating its own tradition through freedom and a new perception of reality. In abstract artworks, the objects are schematised, modified, and hold little to no reference to reality. Abstract art represents a fundamental moment in modernism, and its roots can be traced to Impressionism. With Abstraction, the artists are inclined to explore deep into their emotions, and create completely new and liberated representations of the world, which are inherent to their own perception of it. Wassily Kandinsky, who believed that colours and shapes could be used to represent the artist’s inner turmoil, is often considered as a pioneer of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Ellen Hyllemose's work, which are Fold Gallery in London, the United Kingdom and Galleri Specta in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ellen Hyllemose most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Fold Gallery in London with the exhibition CARRY ON. The exhibition was open from 23 January 2019 until 08 May 2019.

Ellen Hyllemose in private collections

On Artland Ellen Hyllemose's art can be found in the following collection: Tim Sølyst which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Bruno Augsburger, and Ruth Asawa.

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 limits. 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 produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright colours and lively 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.

Further Biographical Context for Ellen Hyllemose

Born in 1968, Ellen Hyllemose was largely inspired by the 1980s growing up. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Ellen Hyllemose

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