Martin Erik Andersen

1964 · Denmark

Artist biography

Martin Erik Andersen is an established contemporary artist, who was born in Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Flemming Rodian, Nina Wengel, Lone Mertz, Peer Lundbæk, and Emil Savas. Martin Erik Andersen was born in 1964.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Martin Erik Andersen is represented and exhibited by 3 galleries around the world, in countries like Austria, Denmark, and Norway. Galleries include Croy Nielsen in Austria, Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Denmark, as well as Galleri Riis - Oslo in Norway. Martin Erik Andersen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen (06 February 2020 until 13 March 2020) with the exhibition Vinterudstilling. Martin Erik Andersen's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called On Photography and took place at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 21 April 2017 to 27 May 2017.

Martin Erik Andersen in private collections

The following Collections on Artland feature some of Martin Erik Andersen's works: Jens-Peter Brask which also includes works by other renowned artists Tony Matelli, Graham Collins and Asger Dybvad Larsen; and Flow6.0 with works from prominent artists Michael Kvium, Gudrun Hasle and Martin Erik Andersen.

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 frontiers. This sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in simple, elegant 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 bright colours and vibrant 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 Martin Erik Andersen

Martin Erik Andersen was born in 1964 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the international trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, notable artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Martin Erik Andersen

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 6

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