Peter Bonde

1958 · Denmark

Artist biography

Peter Bonde is an established artist, who was born in Denmark. Peter Bonde was born in 1958. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Eva Koch and Lise Malinovsky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Bonde is represented by two galleries. These are Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark and Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, the United States. Peter Bonde most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen (21 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Status.

Peter Bonde in private collections

On Artland, Peter Bonde's works can be seen in several Collections, including ADL and Niklas Ekstedt. These also feature works from other critically-acclaimed artists such as Qafar Rzayev, Michele Gabriele, and Asger Dybvad Larsen.

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 limits. This responsiveness is often combined 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 produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in modest, 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. Established 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.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Bonde

Peter Bonde was born in 1958 and was predominantly inspired by the 1970s. Conceptualism is often perceived as a reaction to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all representative of a strong desire to evolve and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous 1960s. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given another chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre regained its prominence through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and fame, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a key figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. The Arte Povera movement, which appeared in Italy, received international distinction in the 1970s, and leading figures such as Jannis Kounnelis, Mario Merz, and Michelangelo Pistoletto were praised.

Peter Bonde

  • Artworks in Collections 12
  • Exhibitions 5

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