Morten Buch

1970 · Denmark

Artist biography

Morten Buch is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Denmark. Morten Buch was born in 1970. Artists Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just are of the same generation and same country as Morten Buch.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Morten Buch's work is available on display in 3 galleries listed on Artland. Some of those galleries are Galleri Susanne Ottesen and Galerie MøllerWitt in Copenhagen, and Printer's Proof in Valby. Morten Buch most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Bricks Gallery in Copenhagen (20 February 2020 until 19 March 2020) with the exhibition Single Items. Morten Buch's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Vinterudstilling (06 February 2020 - 13 March 2020) at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen and Solo Exhibition (15 August 2019 - 09 September 2019) at Galerie MøllerWitt in Copenhagen.

Currently, ten works from Morten Buch are for sale on Artland.

Morten Buch in private collections

On Artland Morten Buch's works can be found in the collection of Heinz, KT, and Megafon, who for instance also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Farhad Farzali, and Cristiano Carotti.

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 frontiers. 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 produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in modest, 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. 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 Morten Buch

Born in 1970, Morten Buch was largely influenced by the 1990s growing up. In the United Kingdom, a collective 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, connected 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 controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. 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 decade, the divisive, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the atmosphere of the era.

Morten Buch

  • Artworks in Collections 6
  • Exhibitions 9

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