Kathrine Ærtebjerg

1969 · Denmark

Artist biography

Kathrine Ærtebjerg is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Denmark, like other artists such as Susanne Hald Thorup, Chicken, Ganbaatar Choimbol, Danh Vō, and Kaj Nyborg. Kathrine Ærtebjerg was born in 1969.

About Kathrine Ærtebjerg's work

Kathrine Ærtebjerg is best known for producing figurative work. Some world-renowned artists praised for their figurative artworks include Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso or Paul Cézanne. Figurative art is a rather broad category, which can be simply designated as being the farthest from abstract art, since it principally consists of the depiction of objects or figures holding a strong reference to reality. Although it can be described as such, Figurative art nonetheless remains extremely resourceful and inventive, encompassing a multitude of styles and mediums, ranging from Photorealism to Neo-expressionism.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kathrine Ærtebjerg is represented by Galerie Mikael Andersen located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kathrine Ærtebjerg's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Status at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 21 November 2019 until 20 December 2019. Kathrine Ærtebjerg's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen (14 March 2019 - 25 April 2019) with the name Værktøjet and Galerie Mikael Andersen in Copenhagen (12 June 2019 - 16 August 2019) with the name GMA XXX AAR. Kathrine Ærtebjerg's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called VÆRKTØJET (THE TOOL) and took place at Charlotte Fogh Gallery in Aarhus, Denmark from the 16 February 2018 to 17 March 2018.

Kathrine Ærtebjerg currently has one work available for purchase on Artland.

Kathrine Ærtebjerg in private collections

On Artland, Kathrine Ærtebjerg's works can be seen in several Collections, including mnoermark and René Holm. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Ruth Asawa, Ali Hasanov, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often combined with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards 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 scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in simple, elegant 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 bright 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 Kathrine Ærtebjerg

Born in 1969, Kathrine Ærtebjerg's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, worldwide mass media, wealth discrepancies and unique music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a heavy impact on the generation of artists growing up during this era. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also marked by the African Famine. During this time leading art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a particular hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who developed the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained recognition.

Kathrine Ærtebjerg

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  • Exhibitions 6
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