Jon Stahn

Denmark

Artist biography

Jon Stahn is an artist, who originates from Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Poul Hanmann , Ukendt Kunsrner, Mikael Jensen, Ejler Bille, and Niels Askholm.

Jon Stahn's exhibition

Jon Stahn most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marie Kirkegaard Gallery in Copenhagen (14 November 2019 until 24 January 2020) with the exhibition Maze of the Madrones.

Jon Stahn in private collections

On Artland Jon Stahn's works can be found in the collection of René Holm, who for instance also has works by other artists including Thomas Flechtner, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Miriam Tölke.

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 sensibility 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 produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal 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.

Jon Stahn

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