Kirsten Justesen


Artist biography

Kirsten Justesen is a modern artist, who originates from Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Jakob Kolding, Peter Beiter Andresen, Asbjørn Skou, Jason Scott Waite, and Raffaella Losapio.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Kirsten Justesen's work is on display at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Kirsten Justesen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (09 January 2020 until 14 February 2020) with the exhibition Maternality. Kirsten Justesen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Avlskarl Gallery in Denmark (01 January 2017 - 28 February 2017) with the name Post It and Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark (31 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) with the name Tommerup Ceramic Workshop.

Kirsten Justesen in private collections

Kirsten Justesen's works can be seen in LSH collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Sarah Derat, Shahnaz Aghayeva, and Shepard Fairey.

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 responsiveness is often mixed 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 melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal 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 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.

Kirsten Justesen

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