Morten Lobner Espersen

1965 · Denmark

Artist biography

Morten Lobner Espersen is a creative artist, who originates from Denmark, like other famous artists such as Peter Max-Jakobsen, Jesper Kristian, Arne Bang, Signe Jais, and Bente Skjøttgaard. Morten Lobner Espersen was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Morten Lobner Espersen is represented and exhibited by Pierre Marie Giraud in Brussels, Belgium. Morten Lobner Espersen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Avlskarl Gallery in Copenhagen (10 January 2019 until 23 February 2019) with the exhibition TERRA INCOGNITA .

Morten Lobner Espersen in private collections

Morten Lobner Espersen's art can be found on Artland in the following collection: Erik Rønn. This also includes works by other critically acclaimed artists, Won Sou-Yeol, Farhad Farzali, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

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. 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. Renowned 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 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. Established 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.

Further Biographical Context for Morten Lobner Espersen

Morten Lobner Espersen was born in 1965 and was primarily inspired creatively by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural environment. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Morten Lobner Espersen

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