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NAJA UTZON POPOV


Naja Utzon Popov (born 1973, Copenhagen) is a Danish sculptor, textile designer and ceramicist based in the old Burmeister & Wein shipyard in Copenhagen.

Her creative genes are inherited from her grandfather Jørn Utzon, a Danish architect most notable for designing the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia. Her mother, Lin Utzon, is a Danish artist as well and her father, Alex Popov, an acclaimed Australian architect.

Her childhood years in Denmark have always been an important source of inspiration for her work, as have the years she spent in Australia, where she studied painting, etching and drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School. After moving to England, Utzon Popov continued her formal artistic training at the University of Westminster (2002) School of Media Arts and Design.

Deeply influenced by nature, Naja’s style embraces encounters with the environment which among other things have been translated into collections of sculptures, glassware and hand woven rugs.

Exhibitions include:

 

2014

Sculpture exhibition, Carl Hansen & Son, Denmark

Sculpture exhibition, In The Gallery, Denmark

 

2013

Private 6 ton slate sculpture installation, Fyn, Denmark

Sculpture and rug exhibition at Tavi Huset, Skagen, Denmark

 

2011

Exhibiting large scale clay installation at ICFF, New York

Ceramic sculpture installation for Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, USA

 

2010

Exhibition at Grønbechsgaard, ‘Two gernerations Utzon’, Denmark

 

2007

Slate installation for Humana People to People Intl. Charity, Denmark

 

2005

Ceramic sculpture installation for Club Robinson, Majorca

 

2004

Exhibition at Galeria Kunstmann, Santanyi, Majorca

 

2003

Ceramic sculpture installation for Rosendahl A/S headquarters, Denmark

 

For more information about the artist please visit www.najautzonpopov.com