Troels Carlsen

1973 · Denmark

Artist biography

Troels Carlsen is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who originates from Denmark. Troels Carlsen was born in 1973. Some of the artist's contemporarie that are from the same generation and country include Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Troels Carlsen's work is on display at V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Troels Carlsen's work has most recently been exhibited at Eighteen in Copenhagen (24 October 2019 until 29 November 2019) with the exhibition Reverie. Troels Carlsen's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; V1 in Copenhagen (19 May 2017 - 05 August 2017) with the name HORSES and Jarmuschek + Partner in Berlin (10 June 2019 - 15 June 2019) with the name paper positions basel.

Troels Carlsen in private collections

On Artland Troels Carlsen's artworks can be found in the collection of MU Collection, KT, and Jens-Peter Brask, who for instance also has works by other artists including Dan Schein, Miriam Tölke, and Sarah Derat.

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 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. Noted for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations 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. Established 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 Troels Carlsen

Troels Carlsen was born in 1973 and was predominantly influenced creatively by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of YBAs is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a divisive reputation image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a influential idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as significant artists who worked to this outline.

  • Galleries Representing this Artist

Troels Carlsen

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