Marie Søndergaard Lolk

1981 · Denmark

Artist biography

Marie Søndergaard Lolk is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born in Denmark, like other prominent artists such as Jakob Tolstrup, Eske Rex, Signe Hougaard, Kurt Herrmann, and Inge Dunvad. Marie Søndergaard Lolk was born in 1981.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marie Søndergaard Lolk's work is available for viewing at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Marie Søndergaard Lolk's work has most recently been exhibited at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen (21 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Status. Marie Søndergaard Lolk's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen (02 March 2018 - 14 April 2018) with the name Foliage and Berg Contemporary in Reykjavik (09 August 2019 - 06 September 2019) with the name Event Horizon.

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 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 an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely sparse 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 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 vivid 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 Marie Søndergaard Lolk

Born in 1981, Marie Søndergaard Lolk grew up during the 1990s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres characterised the atmosphere of the era.

Marie Søndergaard Lolk

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