Hans Henrik Fischer

1978 · Denmark

Artist biography

Hans Henrik Fischer is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Denmark. Hans Henrik Fischer was born in 1978. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Hans Henrik Fischer is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen, Denmark and Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg, Denmark. Hans Henrik Fischer's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition THE NEVER ENDING STORY at Galerie Wolfsen in Aalborg, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 13 January 2018 until 02 March 2018.

Hans Henrik Fischer in private collections

On Artland Hans Henrik Fischer's works can be found in the following collections: ANNEH, who for instance also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Hans Henrik Fischer, Maria Rubinke and Fredrik Raddum; and bob collection, who likewise has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Knud Odde, Mie Olise Kjærgaard and Helena Sokol.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted 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 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 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.

Further Biographical Context for Hans Henrik Fischer

Hans Henrik Fischer was born in 1978 and was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most well known member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an outlook that was defiant yet entrepreneurial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they garnered, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this outline.

Hans Henrik Fischer

  • Artworks in Collections 15
  • Exhibitions 4

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