Per Lunde Jørgensen
1996 · Denmark
Per Lunde Jørgensen is an emerging artist, who was born in Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Eelco Schippers, Line Riisager, Michael Elmgreen, K.I.A., and Line Busch. Per Lunde Jørgensen was born in 1996.
About Per Lunde Jørgensen's work
Per Lunde Jørgensen is best known for creating minimalistic work. Minimalism is among the most significant contemporary art movements, which came to light at the end of the 1950s, and remained highly influential throughout the 1960s. First appearing in New York City, Minimalism initially arose from a desire to escape from Abstract Expressionism, especially among younger, blossoming artists. They preferred a polished formal aesthetic, rather geometrical and stripped of any expression. The Second World War era saw a significant number of European artistic immigrants gathering in New York City, and works by members of the German Bauhaus, the Dutch De Stijl artists and Russian Constructivists became particularly fashionable, strongly influencing the new generation of American minimalist artists. New progressive forms of expressions were developed by each of these groups, and strongly inspired artists such as Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Agnes Martin, Dan Flavin and Robert Morris, amongst others. They were generally able to transform their practices by producing artworks that would grant the viewer with a purely visual response. The aim was to reveal the formal components that compose a painting or sculpture, stripping away the gestural elements of it.
Per Lunde Jørgensen's exhibition
At the moment, four works from Per Lunde Jørgensen are for sale on Artland.
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 limits. This responsiveness 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 a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned for his melancholic and extremely sparse 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 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid 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.