Jon Gislason


Artist biography

Jon Gislason is a modern visual artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Erling Leick, Cyrmaz, Poul Isbak , Kristian Dahlgård, and Vicki Sotomayor Leroy were also born in Denmark.

Jon Gislason in private collections

On Artland Jon Gislason's works can be found in the following collection: Bjarke Christensen which, for instance, also has works by other prominent and critically acclaimed artists including Tora Aghabayova, Sissi Farassat, and Michele Gabriele.

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 combined with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his wistful 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 major 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 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.

Jon Gislason

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