Pipaluk Lake

1962 · Denmark

Artist biography

Pipaluk Lake is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Entes , Jeff Ibbo, Berit Heggenhougen-Jensen, Nino Orio, and Bjarne Agerbo. Pipaluk Lake was born in 1962.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Pipaluk Lake is represented and exhibited by Galerie Maria Lund in Paris, France. Pipaluk Lake most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris with the exhibition Migrations. The exhibition was open from 15 November 2019 until 10 January 2020.

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 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. Noted for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in modest, elegant interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a key 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.

Further Biographical Context for Pipaluk Lake

Pipaluk Lake was born in 1962 and was largely inspired creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a turbulent time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, global 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 culture. The 1980s were an important decade in terms of politics, 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 key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Pipaluk Lake

Migrations
Group Exhibition
Galerie Maria Lund · Paris, France
Nov 15, 2019 – Jan 10, 2020