About Tobias Rosenberg's work
Tobias Rosenberg's work is essentially characteristic of street art. Often created in public locations, street art is in essence related to graffiti art, although it covers a wider range of mediums and unconventional formats. Artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring are considered to be pioneers of street art, and significantly influenced the younger generation of street artists, including Banksy and JR. The freedom and looseness of street art invites artists to create without barriers, and often deliver a critique of modern issues.
Historical Context of Denmark
As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness 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 originated an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely scarce 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 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.