Nils Erik Gjerdevik


Artist biography

Nils Erik Gjerdevik is a visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other prominent artists such as Urbexclown, Kenn Andre Stilling, Mads Ljungdahl, Developer, and Morten Steen Hebsgaard .

Galleries and Exhibitions

Nils Erik Gjerdevik's work is on display at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, Denmark. Nils Erik Gjerdevik's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Tommerup Ceramic Workshop at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark. The exhibition was open from 31 January 2020 until 28 February 2020. Nils Erik Gjerdevik's only other exhibition is Nordic Friends: Nils Erik Gjerdevik, Lars Christensen, Per Mårtensson, which took place at Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie in Basel, Switzerland (21 February 2019 - 04 April 2019).

Nils Erik Gjerdevik in private collections

On Artland, Nils Erik Gjerdevik's works can be seen in several Collections, including Stalke Collection and UBS. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Hur Kyung-Ae, Sandro Diener, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness 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 sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in simple, dignified 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 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.

Nils Erik Gjerdevik

  • Artworks in Collections 8
  • Exhibitions 2
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