Steen Larsen

1960 · Denmark

Artist biography

Steen Larsen is regarded as a well established artist, who originates from Denmark. Steen Larsen was born in 1960. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Eva Koch and Lise Malinovsky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Steen Larsen is represented by galleri NB located in Viborg, Denmark. Steen Larsen's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Contemporary Landscape at galleri NB in Viborg, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 09 January 2020 until 22 February 2020. Steen Larsen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Waou (20 June 2019 - 17 August 2019) at galleri NB in Viborg and Group Exhibition (08 November 2019 - 23 November 2019) at Galleri Ramfjord in Oslo.

Steen Larsen in private collections

Steen Larsen's works can be seen in mumnesias_art collection on Artland. This collection also contains works by renowned artists Isabel Alonso Vega, Liam Fallon, and Douglas Mandry.

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 responsiveness is often mixed 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 an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Renowned 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright 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 Steen Larsen

Steen Larsen was born in 1960 and was primarily influenced creatively by the 1980s growing up. The 1980s were a tumultuous period culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread 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 atmosphere. The 1980s were a key decade politically, 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 leading art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular 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.

Steen Larsen

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 5

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