Ester Fleckner

1983 · Denmark

Artist biography

Ester Fleckner is an established mid-career artist, who originates from Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Yvonne Zientz, Aksel Kraglund, Heidi Bruus, Anne Torpe, and Tine Helleshøj. Ester Fleckner was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ester Fleckner's work is available on viewing in Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark and Barbara Wien in Berlin, Germany. Ester Fleckner's work has most recently been exhibited at Edouard Malingue Gallery | Hong Kong in China (04 September 2019 until 18 October 2019) with the exhibition Folded Vei. Ester Fleckner's only other exhibition is Woodbeds, Brimming, which took place at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (28 November 2019 - 23 January 2020).

Ester Fleckner in private collections

Ester Fleckner's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: ADL. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Jesús Herrera Martínez, Farhad Farzali, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

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 responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, elegant 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 Ester Fleckner

Ester Fleckner was born in 1983 and was predominantly influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of creatives, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other artists included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Relational Aesthetics became a core idea. It was a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud in the 1990s to describe the tendency to make art based on, or inspired by, human relations and their social context. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Ester Fleckner

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