Ole Aakjær

1962 · Denmark

Artist biography

Ole Aakjær is seen as an established artist, who originates from Denmark, like other artists such as Ida_artworks, Alf Pedersen, Andrew Nygaard, Adam Gabriel, and Tina Tanderrup. Ole Aakjær was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ole Aakjær's work is available for viewing at Galleri Oxholm located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ole Aakjær most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen (28 November 2019 until 03 January 2020) with the exhibition The Annual Christmas Show 2019. Ole Aakjær's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen (12 September 2019 - 04 October 2019) with the name PULSATING - MULTIPLIED THROUGH WATER and Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen (14 June 2019 - 13 July 2019) with the name SUMMER AT OXHOLM.

Ole Aakjær in private collections

On Artland Ole Aakjær's artworks can be found in the collection of Bluestar, Mike Sporleder, and AJ Collection , who for instance also has works by other artists including Marie Kølbæk Iversen, Michael Kvium, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that 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 a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, 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 bright 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.

Further Biographical Context for Ole Aakjær

Born in 1962, Ole Aakjær was predominantly influenced by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent 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 key 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 well-known 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 primary artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Ole Aakjær

  • Artworks in Collections 9
  • Exhibitions 7

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