Troels Wörsel

1950 · Denmark

Artist biography

Troels Wörsel is regarded as a well established artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Troels Wörsel was born in 1950. Born in the same country and of the same generation are Eva Koch and Lise Malinovsky.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Troels Wörsel is represented and exhibited by two galleries, which are Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Denmark and Galleri Riis - Oslo in Norway. Troels Wörsel most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Galleri Tom Christoffersen in Copenhagen (21 November 2019 until 20 December 2019) with the exhibition Status. Troels Wörsel's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called HORSES and took place at V1 in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 19 May 2017 to 05 August 2017.

Troels Wörsel in private collections

On Artland Troels Wörsel's works can be found in the collection of Stalke Collection, Rasmus Hvelplund Riis, and Andy, who for instance also has works by other artists including Hur Kyung-Ae, Farhad Farzali, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This sensibility 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 originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in modest, 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. Founded 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.

Further Biographical Context for Troels Wörsel

Born in 1950, Troels Wörsel's creative work was primarily influenced by the 1970s. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to grow and strengthen itself, as a response to the many conflicts of the previous decade. One of the most important movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art materialized by combining essential aspects of Conceptualism with further reflections on art itself. The earliest ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, carving the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly re-emerged and regained its status, especially in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York remained as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with global artists drifting through the downtown scene, frequenting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who showed a strong interest in the European philosophy of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the boundaries between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to create life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Troels Wörsel

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 6

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