Mikkel Carl

Denmark

Artist biography

Mikkel Carl is a modern visual artist, who originates from Denmark, like other renowned artists such as Cathrine Raben Davidsen, Katja Bjørn, Joan Nørrebo Pedersen, Tbryndum, and Nicola cendamo.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Mikkel Carl is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Last Resort in Copenhagen, Denmark and Interstate Projects in New York, the United States. Mikkel Carl's work has most recently been exhibited at Last Resort in Copenhagen (14 October 2017 until 18 November 2017) with the exhibition Between Financial Entanglement and Coporal Decay.

Mikkel Carl in private collections

On Artland Mikkel Carl's artworks can be found in the collection of Kasper Mai Jørgensen, Bødskov Collection, and Shaka Loveless, who for instance also has works by other artists including Günther Förg, Choi Jun Kun, and Willy Spiller.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At 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. Noted for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in simple, 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 vivid 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.

Mikkel Carl

  • Artworks in Collections 10
  • Exhibitions 4

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