2005 ”Landskaber omkring Viborg”, Viborg Stiftsmuseum, Denmark
2005 Dansk landskabsmaleri, Galleri NB Roskilde, Denmark
2004 Skive Art Museum, ”Værker fra egen samling”, Denmark
2003 Sofienholm, ”Moderne dansk landskabsmaleri” Copenhagen, DK
2003 Århus Kunstbygning, Moderne dansk landskabsmaleri” Denmark
2011 Brønden, Brøndby Strand, Denmrk
2000 HK´s 100 year anniversary - painting of wall in Silkeborg, Denmark
Aarhus Buisness College, Denmark
Outdoor painting of wall in Skt. Petersborg , Russia
Vejle Library, Denmark
2002 Professor Erik Hjørting, Tandlægehøjskolen Kbh.
2003 Billedhuggeren, prof. Gottfred Eickhoff og hustru, Maleren Gerda
2003 George Harms Foundation
1995 Tegneren Anne Gretes Fond
1992-93 Danidas Rejselegat, (Indien-Nepal)
2002 Århus kommunes kunstnerstipendiat
Collectors / Collections
Eileen S. Karminsky Collection New York, US
Uffe Elbæk, member of parlament leader of the parti The Alternative, former
culturel minister in DK,
HK´s Forbundshus´s permanent collection.
”Digt en Tiger” ISBN 87 7704 366 9
Dansk Kunst 1999, 2000,2003 og 2004
North-Art Magazine nr. 52.
Vartovbogen 2002: ISBN 87-87389-57-6.
”Panorama” text by Erik Meistrup: ISBN 87-7405-049-4
”Road” text by Lisbeth Bonde ISBN 978-92079-07-7
Danish Visual Artists
The upcoming solo exhibition in Gallery NB with Steen Larsen, has of course been given a title, which refers to the Covid-19 situation.
Nevertheless or No matter what…., tells the story that beneath the surface, life goes on. Steen Larsen takes us on three types of experiences: rain-soaked windows, American impressions and the sea of Ballehage.
In any case, his unusual overpainting techniques give the paintings a special sensitivity to the light that is in the room at all times. Should you, for example, experience one of Steen Larsen's rain-soaked paintings in dim lighting, you will feel reserved as a passenger in the front seat of a car. In the car's dark interior, you look out of the rain-soaked windshield - on a more or less blurred, almost abstract landscape. You sit, so to speak, in the dark and look into the painting and out at the road and the landscape.
Before the corona crisis, Steen Larsen was in the United States. It is a nation with an incredible amount of culture and nature. In particular, he feels at ease in finding the hidden motives, such as an old rusty American car left behind behind the owner's house. In the expression one senses the heat, the dust and an almost melancholy abandonment. Or in the steep streets of San Francisco, where you feel like the abyss is right on the other side of the hilltop.
More homely and safe, Steen Larsen finds peace in experiencing the rolling of the waves towards the bathing bridge at Ballehage, south of Aarhus. Preferably an early morning where the light is bright and intense. Regardless of the fact that the motif may seem banal, Steen Larsen can do something with water and sky. Thanks to his strong technique, he manages to make the motif alive and relevant. You actually stand by the bathing jetty and can almost feel the coolness, freshness, wind and smell.
The three themes together form the framework for an exhibition that paints the portrait of a mature artist who knows his metier to the fingertips.
It is not the first time that we have seen him in Gallery NB, as he made his debut in 1992. But the journey has been extraordinarily exciting and Nevertheless is a preliminary highlight.