Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke

1967 · Denmark

Artist biography

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke is is an established, mid-career contemporary artist, who was born in Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Anne Spelmann, Carsten Vaupel, Johannes Hofmeister , Leo Thellefsen , and Rasmus Albertsen. Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was born in 1967.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke is represented by Galerie Maria Lund located in Paris, France. Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Grand mix at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, France. The exhibition was open from 24 January 2020 until 06 March 2020. Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke's only other exhibition is MAIBRITT ULVEDAL BJELKE, COLOUR GALORE, which took place at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, France (05 July 2018 - 08 September 2018).

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 sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic attributes 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. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in simple, elegant 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 critically acclaimed modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Further Biographical Context for Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke

Born in 1967, Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The 1980s were an era of growing global capitalism, political upheaval, global mass media, wealth discrepancies and distinctive music and fashion, characterised by hip hop and electronic pop music. This had a strong impact on the generation of artists growing up during this decade. The fall of the Berlin Wall at the end of the 1980s signified the end of the Cold War, yet the era was also distinguished by the African Famine. During this time influential art movements included Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and Neo-Expressionism, which took a strong hold in Germany, France and Italy. Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists working during this period, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements, which quickly gained an influential reputation.

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke

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