Lars Worm

1977 · Denmark

Artist biography

Lars Worm is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Denmark. Lars Worm was born in 1977. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Lars Worm is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galleri KANT in Copenhagen, Denmark and Galería Alegría in Madrid, Spain. Lars Worm's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri KANT in Copenhagen (21 February 2020 until 22 March 2020) with the exhibition Backroom FEB_20. Lars Worm's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Art Rotterdam 2020 (05 February 2020 - 08 February 2020) at Galleri KANT in Copenhagen and HARVEST / HØST (17 August 2018 - 16 September 2018) at Galleri KANT in Copenhagen. Lars Worm's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Bad Harvest and took place at Galería Fernando Pradilla in Madrid, Spain from the 04 January 2017 to 13 January 2018.

Lars Worm in private collections

Lars Worm's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: ADL. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Mar Hernández, Liam Fallon, and Tora Aghabayova.

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 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 originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic 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 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright colours and lively 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.

Further Biographical Context for Lars Worm

Born in 1977, Lars Worm's creative work was primarily inspired by the 1990s. A collective of artists working in the United Kingdom, who came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, defined the artistic culture of the 1990s. Affiliated loosely by their age and nationality, they were a diverse collective of practitioners. A number of the YBAs attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by the ‘super collector’ of the time, Charles Saatchi. The most renowned member of the group is Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). The YBAs became known for their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, alongside their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was rebellious yet commercial. Due to the large amount of media coverage that they received, they dominated British art during the 1990s, and their work was epitomised in the group show ‘Sensation’. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of creating art based on human relations and their social context, became a key idea in the 1990s. Works by artists like Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as key artists who worked to this idea.

Lars Worm

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 8

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