Peter Brandes


Artist biography

Peter Brandes is an artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other prominent artists such as Camilla Bendix, Harald Peter William Schumacher , J De Konink, Bjørn T. Hansen , and Henrik Vibskov.

About Peter Brandes' works

Peter Brandes' work is illustrative of the fields of Design and Abstraction. What separates art from design has been a longstanding debate, the lines are blurred. The classical notion of design used to be grounded in the Decorative Arts, but later on divided itself into a variety of areas such as graphic design, fashion design, or industrial design. The Arts and Crafts Movement and The Bauhaus were extremely influential movements that aimed for a unification of true artistic creativity with the manufacturing of objects.

Abstract art first started to emerge in the early 20th century, as a new and rather radical form of art. Artists were looking for a way of expressing the societal changes occurring at the time, and release their creative energy, thus moving away from figurative art. With abstraction, the artists distance themselves from any accurate representation of reality, and the visual qualities often put in focus in such non-representative works are colours, shapes and textures. Some of the most influential contemporary art movements born from Abstraction include Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, with key figures such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Jackson Pollock. With abstract art, a sense of self-renewing freedom is materialising through the artworks, in a new tradition of creativity.


Peter Brandes is at the moment exhibiting at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark with the exhibition Easter exhibition 2020 (14 March 2020 - 02 May 2020). Peter Brandes' other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Tommerup Ceramic Workshop (31 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark and Brandes Tonhalle Leipzig 1933 (06 September 2019 - 01 November 2019) at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark. Peter Brandes' first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called Easter exhibition and took place at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark from the 15 March 2019 to 26 April 2019.

Currently on Artland, three of Peter Brandes' works are available to purchase.

Peter Brandes in private collections

On Artland Peter Brandes' works can be found in the collection of Marc MS, Sebbe, and Henrik A Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Liam Fallon, Choi Jun Kun, and Sarah Derat.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This sensibility 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. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely scarce 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 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and lively 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.

Peter Brandes

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 6
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