1960 Born in Copenhagen
1984-86 Dartington College of Arts, England
1980-83 Den Frie Kunstskole, Odense
Artist Residency. 2016 Eileen Karminsky Faundation - Mana Contemporary
Art Center, New Jersey USA. Artist Community Galleri Ramfjord 2019.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2021 Nevertheless, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
2018. Rainscapes Galleri Ramfjord, Oslo Norway
2017. Double solo Nordic Noir Art, Roundtower Copenhagen, DK
2017. Rainscapes Galleri V58 Aarhus, Dk
2015 ”Come Rain or Come Shine” Galleri NB Viborg DK
2014 HAUPT "Nordic Spells" Basel Switzerland
2014 Cars landscapes and a kind of Blue, Galleri V58, Aarhus Denmark
2014 ”Junkyard” Galleri NB Viborg DK
2012 'ROAD vol. II' Galleri NB Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 ’ROAD’ Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
2012 ’ROAD’ Sophienholm, Lyngby, Denmark
2011 ”Parked Dreams” Galleri NB Viborg, Denmark
2010 Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
2009 Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
2007 Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
2006 Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
2003 ”Panorama” Skive Art Museum, Denmark
Selected Group Exhibition.
2018. Vertical Gallery , Chicago USA
2017. B-Complex Gallery, Atlanta, USA
2017. Van der Plas Gallery New York, USA
2017 Galleri Ramfjord Anniversary Exhibition, Oslo, Norway
2017. Novado Gallery Jersey City, NJ USA
2016 Townly Gallery Laguna Beach, International Group Exhibition USA
2016. Van der Plas Gallery New York USA
2016 Group Exhibition Eileen S. Karminsky recidency Mana Contemporary NJ.
2016 Galleri Ramfjord Anniversary Exhibition, Oslo, Norway
2014 Mana Contemporay Art Centre NYC, USA
2014 Galleri Ramfjord 16 Years Anniversary Exhibition, Oslo, Norway
2013 Painting and Its Contexts, Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, LT
2013 IN BETWEEN TREES, Galleri NB Viborg, DK
2011 Elephant Parade, Copenhagen
2009 Art Vilnius, galleri NB, Vilnius, LT
2008 Marziart international Gallerie Hamburg. Deutschland
2008 Art Copenhagen, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2007 Rønnebæksholm, Dansk figuration, Holbæk, Denmark
2007 Art Copenhagen, Galleri NB, Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 ”Danish Landscapes” Astley Hall Art Gallery, Manchester, England
2005 ”Den fleksible virkelighed” Halmstad Artmuseum Sweden
2005 ”Fantastiske Figurationer”, Påskeudstilling, Skive Kunstmuseum, DK
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.