Søren Tougaard

1965 · Denmark

Artist biography

Søren Tougaard is a modern visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other well-known artists such as Else Fischer-Hansen, Maja Lisa Engelhardt, Johan Jensen Kjeldsen, Rachelmauricio Castro, and Carlos Bobi. Søren Tougaard was born in 1965.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Søren Tougaard's work is available for viewing at Galerie Pi in Copenhagen, Denmark. Søren Tougaard's work are currently exhibiting at Galerie Pi in Copenhagen with the exhibition North to Northwest (27 February 2020 - 03 April 2020). Søren Tougaard's only other recorded exhibition on Artland is SØREN TOUGAARD, which took place at Galerie Pi in Copenhagen, Denmark (14 September 2018 - 27 October 2018).

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 mixed with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in simple, 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and vibrant 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 Søren Tougaard

Søren Tougaard was born in 1965 and was primarily influenced by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth differences, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. significant art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Søren Tougaard

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