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Lars Nørgård


Born 1956 in Aalborg, Denmark.

Lars Nørgård, a painter, printmaker and sculptor, was educated at the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen (now Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – School of Design) and at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, USA.

Lars Nørgård is represented by numerous Danish art museums, and has exhibited in various galleries and museums in Denmark and abroad throughout his career. Lars Nørgård has also completed a number of significant public art commissions, such as Art Lounge East, for Copenhagen Opera House, as well as work made specifically for Aarhus University Hospital and for DTU, Technical University of Denmark. In 2016, in collaboration with Erik A. Frandsen, Lars Nørgård will be working on a commission for a new decor at Cambridge University.

Lars Nørgård’s artistic career is an expression of the clear traits of exploration and experimentation. Equally characteristic, is Lars Nørgård’s alternation between figurative and abstract work, especially in his paintings, while he, in his drawings, almost always has maintained a distinctly figurative and often very humorous approach. The drawings are imaginative and whimsical, with various motifs brought together, attached, split, rotated and distorted, reverted and folded, transformed and changed, into surreal chain reactions, demonstrating the abilities of the artist to convincingly expand our vision of the world and all that it may contain.

In Lars Nørgård’s most recent paintings, he again has moved into the vernacular of the abstract. Covering the initial precision of his line work, drawn directly onto the canvas, Lars Nørgård applies Chinese ink. The ink is not easily controlled, and has clearly been exacted at a certain speed. On top of the ink layer comes the final layer of oil or acrylic paint, creating a nuanced and lively exchange between the different layers of the piece. The impression is light, playful and elegant, representing a significant step in the continuing development of the distinctive style of Lars Nørgård’s work.

Selected Works

Biography / CV

Lars Nørgård

Born on October 25, 1956 in Aalborg

1975-78 The School of Decorative Arts , Copenhagen
1980-81 Academy of Art University, San Francisco

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (recent years)
La plus grande lithographie couleur du monde, Atelier Clot, Bramsen & Brunholt, Paris
Centre Cristel Editeur D’Art, Saint Malo, France

Weeks in Bubbles, Galleri DGV, Svendborg
The French Clot-nection, Atelier Clot, Bramsen & Brunholt, Paris
Beehive Cockpit, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
The French Clot-nection, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris

Morphine, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
King Jelly´s Last Stage Dive, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus

X-Lion tamer, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Paris

FAIRWAY, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

Die korrekte Verwendung von Seife, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin

Little Soaps, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen
Rotor & Retur, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
Bright Sides, Roennebaeksholm, Naestved
LUKSUSSYNER, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (recent years)
Locker Room Summer Saloon, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
Summer show 2018, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
Summer show, Galleri DGV/Villa Tårnborg, Svendborg
Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
Nyerhvervelser, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen
ON VIEW 9, Stalke Galleri, Kirke Såby
Summer show, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
Parallel Lines, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus

Summer Show – Sculpture from Ib Braase to Nanna Abell, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens

New Prints, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Paris
Over stregen/Crossing the Line, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus
We hate Christmas – Works on Paper, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

Art Cologne, Galeri Mikael Andersen, Germany
Sculptures and Works on Paper, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin

Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
Art Cologne, Galeri Mikael Andersen, Germany
Ikarier, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
Directors Choice 7-9-13, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
SMÆK!, Storm P. museet, Frederiksberg

Art Cologne, Galeri Mikael Andersen, Germany
Dansk og international kunst efter 1900, SMK
Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen – Berlin
Billedstorm, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
Dengang i 80’erne, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
Dansk og international kunst efter 1900, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

And Now: Sculptures, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
LITOS GRAFERA, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg
Jens Søndergaard i dialog med 7 legatmodtagere, Heltborg Museum

Commissioned Site Specific Works (recent years)
Cambridge University, Cambridge, Great Britain (with Erik A.
Frandsen. Work in progress)

Musholm, Musholm, Korsør
Phaedon, decoration of The Great Hall, Vennerslund Castle, Nørre Alslev

Sitting In A Big Crown, Christians Kirken , Berlin

Natalie, N. Zahles Gymnasieskole, Copenhagen

New Escape Plan, Court of Copenhagen, Copenhagen
Chamberlain Nicolai de Neergård, Portrait assignment

Seven Magic Moles, DTU Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen

Escape Plan, Court of Aalborg, Aalborg

The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Hospice Djursland, Roende

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

ARKEN Museum of Moderne Art
ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
Helsingoer Bymuseum, Helsingoer
Horsens Art Museum, Horsens
Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup
Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen
Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg
Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers
Rooseum, Malmoe, Sweden
Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive
Soenderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Toender
The Graphic Collection, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle
Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soroe
Fondazione Aldega, Lenz, Switzerland & Amalie, Italy