Kwamie Liv

Denmark

Artist biography

Kwamie Liv is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other famous artists such as Lehman Brothers, Morten Sylvest Nøhr, Emma Holly, Thomas Trunz Petersen, and Magnus Pettersen.

Kwamie Liv's exhibition

Kwamie Liv's work has most recently been exhibited at Alice Folker Gallery in Copenhagen (03 October 2019 until 01 November 2019) with the exhibition Draw the Line.

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 frontiers. This responsiveness is often mixed 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 originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely scarce 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 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 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.

Kwamie Liv

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