Rasmus Højfeldt

Denmark

Artist biography

Rasmus Højfeldt is a visual artist, who was born in Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Thomas Jensen, Sjaak Kooji, Maren Uthaug, Pernille Snedker, and Peter Lunding.

Rasmus Højfeldt in private collections

It is the collector The Boss Collection , who is in possession of work by Rasmus Højfeldt at Artland. The Boss Collection also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Won Sou-Yeol, and Farhad Farzali.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often combined with the Nordic attributes 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. Noted for his melancholic 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 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid 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.

Rasmus Højfeldt

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