Rasmus Nilausen

1980 · Denmark

Artist biography

Rasmus Nilausen is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Rasmus Nilausen was born in 1980. Born in the same country and around the same year are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Rasmus Nilausen is represented and exhibited by two galleries. These are garcía | galería in Madrid, Spain and Galeria Estrany - de la Mota in Barcelona, Spain. Rasmus Nilausen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Different From Word at Christian Andersen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 05 April 2019 until 15 May 2019. Rasmus Nilausen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; ARCO Madrid (26 February 2020 - 01 March 2020) at garcía | galería in Madrid and Eye Dialect (24 January 2019 - 02 March 2019) at Team Gallery | Grand Street in New York.

Rasmus Nilausen in private collections

It is the collector Nila, who is in possession of art by Rasmus Nilausen at Artland. Nila also has works by other artists including Cristiano Carotti, Sarah Derat, and Hur Kyung-Ae.

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 limits. This responsiveness is often combined with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in simple, dignified 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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.

Further Biographical Context for Rasmus Nilausen

Rasmus Nilausen was born in 1980 and was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most renowned artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became noted for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the 1990s. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. A proliferation of trends characterised the decade, including the highly derisive sculpture of Maurizio Cattelan, and extremely sensitive advancements of conceptualism as evidenced by the work of artists like Felix Gonzalez-Torres.

Rasmus Nilausen

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 4

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