Copenhagen based Swedish artist and designer Anny Wang and Tim Söderström create a series of hypnotic graphic animations. Their animations explore the application of color to animated forms. Having worked as architects, as well as 3D artists, Anny and Tim have taken their exploration of 3D software from working on real architectural projects to building hyper-real environments based on illustration and animation. The studio strive to create mind tickling and unexpected experiences through materiality and technology.
Copenhagen, Denmark based Troels Carlsen warps classic anatomical illustrations of natural organisms to produce mixed media works on paper. On a purely visual level, the contrast between the illustrative anatomical drawings and Carlsen’s slightly humorous injections works really nicely holding conceptual tones as well. Carlsen gets his inspiration from the human condition, specifically how art has captured human life over the last few centuries.
Born in the East Jutland, self-taught graffiti artist Rune Christensen has traveled the world, and became fascinated with the patterns and colours of traditional handcraft, costumes and the temple decorations of Asia, South America, North Africa and Native America.
Shooting all those artistic memories with his camera, he uses them as references for his work, both with acrylic paint and Posca pens. The result is a collection of faceless portraits. The female characters, with their horned balaclavas, remind us of the Russian political rock band Pussy Riot, but they are too busy contemplating their twins or doing mysterious pagan dances to make punk protests.
The latest addition to Copenhagen is a brand new mural by RETNA.
Painting in the district of Aldersrogade, the Los-Angeles based artist created yet another beautiful artwork showing some of his signature typography-based imagery.
“I want my text to feel universal. I want people from different cultures to all find some similarity in it—whether they can read it or not.”
Retna has become known for his long and geometric script, which he developed while looking towards Egyptian and Native American traditional symbols. Though his marks resemble the calligraphy of multiple cultures (and he maintains that he composes his works in English and Spanish), the writing does not belong to a particular language.
Check out the new mural by Spanish artist Borondo in Copenhagen, Denmark for photographer Soren Solkaer’s, ‘SURFACE’. The project includes a book featuring portraits of 135 street artists and an international exhibition tour. SURFACE is in Copenhagen through the end of July.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei to present ‘Ruptures’, an exhibition opening March 20th at Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen. Faurschou Foundation’s major exhibition in 2015, the show features several of the main works that have cemented Ai Weiwei’s position as one of the world’s most significant artists. Weiwei’s work focuses primarily on Chinese history and contemporary society and includes social activities, film, design, physical installations, architecture and design.
‘Ruptures’, Mar. 20th – Dec. 22nd, 2015, includes Sunflower Seeds, a smaller version of his site-specific installation at Tate Modern in the Turbine Hall in 2010, consisting of 100 million hand-made porcelain sunflower seeds. The exhibition also shows several of Ai Weiwei’s wood sculptures, made from some of the Buddhist temples that were torn down during the Cultural Revolution, and his work with antique vases several thousand years old.
Ai Wewei’s large installation Straight (2008–12). The work consists of 73 tons of steel reinforcement that Weiwei found crumpled up among the rubble after the earthquake in Sichuan, 2008. The artist had every piece of mangled rebar straightened through a laborious process.
For additional information on ‘Ruptures’ and future exhibitions at Faurschou Foundation: faurschou.com
Entitled Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness, the exhibition at the Islands Brygge showspace will feature the Dutch artist’s visual adaptations of the influential Smashing Pumpkins album of the same name. The exhibition runs through November 8th. Photographs by Henrik Haven.
Austrian illustrator and prolific muralist, Nychos who recently made his way through the US, is now in Denmark. He and DXTR of The Weird crew just finished a mural in Copenhagen featuring another Tiger mural, in a similiar style to the one in SF. Their expansive street anatomy of a tiger (bearing a glowing fetus) shows off their mad skills and imaginative intricacies of the beast:
Dr. Lakra just opened a new exhibition at Nils Stærk in Copenhagen, Denmark and Henrik Haven sent over some pictures of the works. Show is open through December 15, if you happen to be in Northern Europe.