Johannes Holt Iversen

Denmark

Artist biography

Johannes Holt Iversen is a modern visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Ole Tonsgaard, Lars Calmer, Aleksandrs Dembo (1931– 1999) , Martin Gam, and Susanne Hald Thorup.

About Johannes Holt Iversen's work

Johannes Holt Iversen is best known for producing abstract work. Abstract art does not try to represent a faithful depiction of a visual reality, or of nature itself, but instead, with the use of colours, gestural elements and shapes tries to achieve its effect. The term can be applied to art that is primarily based on an object, or figure, where the main features have been simplified. Abstraction has been highly influential in modern art since the 1900s, with its origins grounded in Impressionism. One of the first, most influential movements related to abstraction is Cubism, with artists such as Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, who through their work laid the foundations for a significant number of branches of abstract art.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Johannes Holt Iversen's work is available for viewing at Arte Nova Aarhus in Denmark. Johannes Holt Iversen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Arte Nova Aarhus in Denmark with the exhibition Interference. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 04 October 2019.

At the moment, Johannes Holt Iversen has a total of three artworks for sale at Artland.

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 frontiers. This sensibility 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 scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in simple, 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid 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.

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