Posts Tagged ‘Copenhagen’

Artist of the moment………Hans Christensen

 

 

Hans Christensen was a Danish metalsmith known for his innovative and modern design and shapes. Hans Christensen was born in Denmark in 1924.

The artist attended the School of Arts and Crafts located in Copenhagen, Denmark earning a master’s degree after twelve years of studies.

The artist taught at his alma mater and enjoyed it. Christensen also worked at a world renown silversmith for a decade mastering his sense of design. He took all of his experience and decided to move to the United State in the mid 1950s.

Whilst in the United States Christensen taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In this clip we view a memoriam for the artist featuring some former students and pictures of his work:

His work was highly collectible and is in many collections of Presidents, Royal Families of Europe, and churches including the Vatican. Christensen completed many commissions over his career.

Hans Christensen was killed in an automobile accident in 1983.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

Christensen had a wonderful sense of shapes. My favorite designs of the artist were his teapots.

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Artist of the moment……Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval

Johannes Sveinsson Kjarval was born in 1885 in Iceland. His is a great story of triumph! Kjarval was born into poverty and adopted as a child. As a teenager he found work as a fisherman. At this time he also befriended a professional artist named Asgrimur Jonsson. Kjarval was a prolific painter and made thousands of drawings and paintings of the rugged landscapes of the Icelandic region.

Whilst still working as fisherman he was able to gain entry into the Danish Royal Academy of Art located in Copenhagen, Denmark. With some financial help from his fellow fisherman, he was able to go to this fine art institution.

Johannes Kjarval passed away in 1972.

Kjarval appeared on the 2000 krona currency note.

What a great story of the life and struggle of an artist to overcome!

Johannes Kjarval is included in the Reykjavik Art Museum and below we visit some works at this museum. Kjarval’s work appears at 1:30 into the clip.

Price range information: Most works are in oils and range from $10,000 to $250,000. Kjarval occasionally worked in watercolor.

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Artist of the moment….Danish Street Artist Tejn

Tejn is a wonderful artist born in Denmark in the year 1976. Tejn is best known for his unique style of art which incorporates graffiti and painted marks alongside original sculptures by the artist. The artist is based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. These artworks were given the name “Lock On’s.” The whimsical characters are usually chained to something. These works are often made using recycled steel.

Began doing street art in 2008.

First gallery exhibition was in 2009.

Tejn also makes wheatpastes and drawings.

Also has done street art in Berlin, Germany.

In this clip we view the master Tejn in action set to some urban music. The works are titled Lock On’s as he attaches most of them with a bicycle lock.

price range information: Sorry, none available.

A link to the artist’s own website: http://www.tejnibyen.dk/

With his unique interpretation and style of street art keep your eyes open on this up and coming artist from Denmark!

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