Lars Nørgård

Overview

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

Born in 1956 in Aalborg, Denmark

 

EDUCATION

1975-78 – The School of Decorative Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark

1980-81 – Academy of Art University, San Francisco, United States

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (RECENT YEARS)

2020

IMPERIAL, Galleri DGV, Svendborg, Denmark

 

2019

From the Archive, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

Roundabout, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2018

La plus grande lithographie couleur du monde, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris, France

Centre Cristel Editeur D’Art, Saint Malo, France

 

2017

Weeks in Bubbles, Galleri DGV, Svendborg, Denmark

Beehive Cockpit, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

The French Clot-nection, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris, France

 

2016

Morphine, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

King Jelly´s Last Stage Dive, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

 

2015

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

 

2014

FAIRWAY, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

Die korrekte Verwendung von Seife, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

 

2011

Little Soaps, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen, Denmark

Rotor & Retur, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Bright Sides, Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Denmark

LUKSUSSYNER, KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (RECENT YEARS)

2018

Locker Room Summer Saloon, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

Summer Show 2018, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

Summer Show, Galleri DGV/Villa Tårnborg, Svendborg, Denmark

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nyerhvervelser, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

 

2017

Summer in the City, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

ON VIEW 9, Stalke Galleri/Stalke Out of Space/Artstamp.dk, Kirke Såby, Denmark

Summer Show, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

Parallel Lines, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Demark

 

2016

Summer Show – Sculpture from Ib Braase to Nanna Abell, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, Denmark

 

2015

New Prints, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen & Georges, Paris, France

Over stregen/Crossing the Line, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

We Hate Christmas – Works on Paper, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2014

Art Cologne, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Sculptures and Works on Paper, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

 

2013

Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Denmark

Art Cologne, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Ikarier, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Directors Choice 7-9-13, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

SMÆK!, Storm P. Museet, Frederiksberg, Denmark

 

2012

Art Cologne, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Dansk og international kunst efter 1900, SMK, Copenhagen, Denmark

Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Billedstorm, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dengang i 80’erne, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

Alles Wasser, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin, Germany

Dansk og international kunst efter 1900, SMK, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2011

And Now: Sculptures, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

LITOS GRAFERA, Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark

Jens Søndergaard i dialog med 7 legatmodtagere, Heltborg Museum, Thy, Denmark

 

COMMISSIONED WORK (RECENT YEARS)

2016

Cambridge University, Cambridge, United Kingdom (with Erik A. Frandsen)

 

2015

Musholm, Musholm, Korsør, Denmark

Phaedon, decoration of The Great Hall, Vennerslund Castle, Nørre Alslev, Denmark

 

2014

Sitting In A Big Crown, Christians Kirken, Berlin, Germany

 

2013

Natalie, N. Zahles Gymnasieskole, Copenhagen, Denmark

 

2012

New Escape Plan, Court of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

Chamberlain Nicolai de Neergård, portrait assignment

 

2011

Seven Magic Moles, DTU Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark

 

2010

Escape Plan, Court of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark

 

2009

The National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Hospice Djursland, Rønde, Denmark

 

2008

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

 

COLLECTIONS

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus, Denmark

Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg, Denmark

Helsingoer Bymuseum, Helsingør, Denmark

Horsens Art Museum, Horsens, Denmark

Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup, Denmark

Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark

National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark

Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers, Denmark

Rooseum, Malmö, Sweden

Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive, Denmark

Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder, Denmark

The Graphic Collection, The National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle, Denmark

Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø, Denmark

Fondazione Aldega, Lenz, Switzerland and Amalie, Italy