Jakob Kolding

1971 · Denmark

Artist biography

Jakob Kolding is seen as an established mid-career artist, who was born in Denmark. Jakob Kolding was born in 1971. Also born in Denmark around 1971 and of the same generation are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jakob Kolding is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like Austria, Israel, and the United States. Galleries exhibiting Jakob Kolding's work include Galerie Martin Janda in Austria, Sommer Contemporary Art in Israel, and Team Gallery | Los Angeles in the United States. Jakob Kolding's work has most recently been exhibited at Galerie Martin Janda in Vienna (06 December 2019 until 17 February 2020) with the exhibition Galerie Martin Janda satellite at Hochhaus Herrengasse. Jakob Kolding's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Layers (27 March 2019 - 31 May 2019) at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen and Summer show (27 June 2019 - 15 August 2019) at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen. Jakob Kolding's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called JUMP and took place at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 01 June 2017 to 11 August 2017.

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 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 produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in simple, elegant 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 critically acclaimed modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Jakob Kolding

Jakob Kolding was born in 1971 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start 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 artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, as well as being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful 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 work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and highly sensitive advancements of conceptualism as shown in the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Jakob Kolding

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 12

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