Nikolai Bruun


Artist biography

Nikolai Bruun is a modern artist, who was born in Denmark - other established artists such as Jesper Hyuk , Gunnar Aagaard Andersen , Sidsel Sander, Art Group 1103, and João Timane were also born in Denmark.

Nikolai Bruun in private collections

On Artland Nikolai Bruun's art can be found in the collection of Kenneth Dahlin, who for instance also has works by other artists including Qafar Rzayev, Farhad Farzali, and Liam Fallon.

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 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 originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely scarce 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 key 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.

Nikolai Bruun