Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen

1977 · Denmark

Artist biography

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Denmark. Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen was born in 1977. Also born in Denmark around 1977 and of the same generation are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen is represented and exhibited by Printer's Proof in Valby, Denmark. Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's work has most recently been exhibited at V1 in Copenhagen (19 May 2017 until 05 August 2017) with the exhibition HORSES. Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Tea with Water from the Hot Tap (15 August 2019 - 13 September 2019) at Bjorn & Gundorph Gallery in Aarhus and CODE Art Fair (30 August 2017 - 02 September 2017) at Printer's Proof in Valby. Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called HORSES and took place at V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 19 May 2017 to 05 August 2017.

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen in private collections

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen's works can be seen in Mikkel Lentz collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Mar Hernández, Won Sou-Yeol, and Qafar Rzayev.

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. Renowned for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and vibrant 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 Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen was born in 1977 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a key decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen

  • Artworks in Collections 11
  • Exhibitions 3

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