MATHIAS JUEL CHRISTENSEN

MATHIAS JUEL CHRISTENSEN

 

Mathias Juel Christensen (b. 1982) is educated architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools in 2009 and has distinguished himself as both architect and photographer with various first and 2 prices in competitions in both disciplines. His photographic art is characterized by a raw simplicity and a strong architectural eye for lines and systems in his motives. He is especially known for his images of urban spaces – in Copenhagen, New York, Detroit or Shanghai – and to capture the beauty in the ugly in his work.

 

MARTINA HOOGLAND IVANOW

MARTINA HOOGLAND IVANOW

 

Martina Hoogland Ivanow (b.1973) lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a BA in Fine Art, Major in Photography, from Parsons School of Design in both Paris and New York. Hoogland Ivanow has shown work in most of Europe and the US, and her work, which includes her award-winning photo series, Satellite, is to be found in major collections as V & A in London and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

This is how Martina Hoogland Ivanow describes her award-winning photo series, Satellite, exhibited in In The Gallery from 26th October to 22nd December ’12:

Satellite deals primarily with questions and thoughts about alienation and community, but I also see the project as a reason to investigate a seemingly ever-growing phenomenon, or perhaps partly a growing need among young people to seek out other options of living.”

ANNE KATHRIN GREINER

ANNE KATHRIN GREINER

 

Anne Kathrin Greiner (b.1975) lives and works in Berlin. After her graduation with a MA in Fine Art Photography from The Royal College of Art 2005, Greiner’s work has won a number of awards and prizes and was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2005. Her work has been shown widely in Europe and the US.

About her photo series, Disciplined Spaces, exhibited in In The Gallery from 26th October to 22nd December ’12, Anne Kathrin Greiner says:

“For the series Disciplined Spaces, I revisited the three schools I attended during my formative years, between the ages of seven and nineteen. Whilst approaching the architecture as autobiography, I also analyse and explore the psychology of these buildings with regard to more universal concerns, therefore allowing the viewer to directly engage with the work and to evoke common histories…”

KATSUTOSHI YUASA

KATSUTOSHI YUASA

Born in Tokyo in 1978, Katsutoshi Yuasa is a contemporary woodblock print artist. His work presents a conversation between the contemporaneity of photography and the tradition of woodblock printmaking. Each Yuasa woodblock print begins with his own digital photographs, which he then reinterprets as woodblock prints. In his words, the camera creates “fictional two-dimensional information in the surface…I have decided to use the woodcut technique as a way of adapting the subjective perception to the objective fiction.” This interplay between the emotional and the factual is neither reality nor fiction: Yuasa creates a “neutral space…in a new dimension.”

Katsutoshi Yuasa received a BA in Fine Arts from Musashino Art University in 2002, where he studied painting and printmaking. He continued his study of printmaking in London, earning a MFA from the Royal College of Art in 2005. From MI-LAB to Musashino Art University, Yuasa has taught, lectured and led workshops throughout Europe and Asia. He has received numerous awards and scholarships, including Grand Prize at the 2015 CWAJ 60th Anniversary Print Show, and was named the 2017 Ronin|Globus Artist-in-residence. He actively exhibits in solo and group shows worldwide and his work can be found in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Victoria & Albert Museum.

MERETE HANSEN

MERETE HANSEN

It is the painterly qualities that are at the fore when Merete Hansen composes her powerful, colorful pictures. With her commitment to the painting’s ability to communicate on its own terms, she works with subjects where the narrative is toned down to make room for the formal expressions that never completely let go of their anchoring in the figuration.

Since the beginning of Merete Hansen’s artistic work, the portrait, the model study and the set-up have been the central focal points and have over time been supplemented with cow skulls, ship and harbor motifs. Inspired by cubism’s ideas about image construction, she uses the recognizable motifs as building blocks, which are taken apart, broken down and built up again in elaborate color plans and shapes.

 It is especially the color experience that is the actual content of the image. Merete Hansen creates both space and sound out of shades of gray and the colors of the rainbow scale, and despite a penchant for the darker shades of the palette, the images are far from gloomy.

 

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About the artist

Merete Hansen was born in 1940 and educated at Det Kgl. Danish Academy of Arts (1958-63). She made her debut at Kunstnernes Efterårsutstilling in 1958 and has exhibited at e.g. The free exhibition building, Gl. Strand, Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, Skive Art Museum, Art Museum Brundlund Castle and at several Danish galleries.

Merete Hansen has received Georg Jensen’s Sølvsmedies Artist Prize (1959), Carlson’s Prize (1962, 1966), Henry Heerup’s scholarship (1994) and Anne Marie Telmanyi’s Scholarship (2003). She is represented at the Skive Art Museum and the Art Museum Brundlund Castle, and she has sold works to, among others, the Copenhagen Art Association, Århus Seminarium, the Academy of Fine Arts, The Kgl. Porcelænsfabrik, Copenhagen Municipality’s Culture Fund and De Danske Spritfabrikker. In addition, she has carried out decoration tasks for Stevns Town Hall, Stevns Ungdomsskole and Nestlé in Denmark, as well as decorated the Mælkegavlen in Nordre Frihavnsgade. She is a member of the Association of Visual Artists, the Kunstnersamfundet and Corner (1993).