Paul Brainard


Artist biography

Paul Brainard is a modern visual artist, who was born in Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Kirsten Justesen, Alba Enström, Peter Nyborg, Giuseppe Migneco, and Heike Döscher.


Paul Brainard most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Oxholm in Copenhagen with the exhibition TWO DANES AND AN AMERICAN. The exhibition was open from 13 January 2018 until 04 February 2018. Paul Brainard's only other exhibition is SUMMER OF LOVE, which took place at Freight + Volume in New York, the United States (20 July 2018 - 05 September 2018).

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 traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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.

Paul Brainard

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