Jens Ingvard Hansen (DK)

“Since I was a child, I’ve been preoccupied by drawing and give things shape. Most of my idees occurs while I sit with a pencil and a piece of paper – quite simple. It has always been like that.”

Jens Ingvard Hansen has through many years worked with sculptures as a self-employed sculptor. He has exhibited many places in Denmark and also abroad. Most of his sculptures is made in the classical sculpture materials bronze and granite, and the recurring theme is the thought of life as a infinite movement. The formal starting point is often simple geometric figures there through the contrast between smooth and rough surfaces and twists of the sculpture transforms to new forms or which consists of several parts that is put together to a new whole.

“It has always been important for me to consider nature and I am always in search of motives which can inspire me. It is probably the sum of all these experiences that is reflected in my sculptures.”  

Jens Ingvard is born and raised at Tåsinge. He has always been fascinated of the brute strength the nature holds and when you ask him to visualize his inspiration from his home region he will not mention the green grass fields and the ocean but instead the sawed wood shift from a smooth surface to rough bark and the different structures in the surface of field stones that was broken.

“Above all it is important to me to create a sculpture that is exciting to look at and which in it’s own way challenges the viewer. I like to work non figuratively because it allows people to create their own stories or interpretations which maybe matches their own story or life. This I like because art is not a concrete language as such; it is a intuitive language – something you can sense and which you can pass to others.”       

                                                                                             Jens Ingvard Hansen

 

EDUCATION

2010-
Own foundry

2004-
Self-employed sculptor

1996 – 2000
Autodidactic sculptor trained by the sculptors Søren West (natural stone) and Keld Moseholm (bronze casting)

1993 – 1995
Aarhus School of Architecture

1992 – 1993
Folk high school for art

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58 pop up, Skagen, Denmark
Toldboden, solo exhibition, Kerteminde, Denmark
Æglageret, group exhibition, Holbæk, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Filosoffen, group exhibition, Odense, Denmark
Tranum Strandgård, solo exhibition, Tranum, Denmark

2015
Fuglsanghus, solo exhibition, Hørsholm, Denmark
Filosoffen, solo exhibition, Odense, Denmark
Svendborg Bibliotek, solo exhibition, Svendborg, Denmark
Tuse Næs Kunst, solo exhibition, Tuse Næs, Denmark
Alletiders Kunst, Ridehuset, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
Ulstrup Slot, solo exhibition, Ulstrup, Denmark
Arnoldsen, solo exhibition, Ulfborg, Denmark
Rønde Bibliotek, solo exhibition, Rønde, Denmark

2013
Bovbjerg Fyr, Lemvig, Denmark
Vesthimmerlands Kunstforenings spring exhibition at Vitskøl Kloster, Ranum, Denmark
Fuga, Brøndsalen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2012
Galeria Krabbe, Frigiliana, Spain

2011
KulturCenter Kongensgade 111, solo exhibition, Fredericia, Denmark
Galleri Hindhede, solo exhibition, Middelfart, Denmark
Copenhagen Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

2010
Initiation of the north’s largest Audi house, Fredericia, Denmark

2009
ByArt Galleri, solo exhibition, Odense, Denmark
Dalum Bibliotek, solo exhibition, Odense, Denmark

2008
Gallerie Buk, solo exhibition, Svendborg, Denmark
Krusmølle, solo exhibition, Aabenraa, Denmark  
Fussingø Slots Easter exhibition, Randers, Denmark
Galleri Uggerby, Lønstrup, Denmark

2007
Art Nova Galleri, solo exhibition, Helsingør, Denmark
Galleri Kirsten Hindhede, solo exhibition, Middelfart, Denmark

2006
Guest exhibitor at Ebeltoft Kunstforenings easter exhibition, solo exhibition, Ebeltoft, Denmark

2004
Galleri Luna, solo exhibition, Holstebro, Denmark
Kulturekspressens 10 years anniversary exhibition, Hurup, Denmark

CENSURED EXHIBITIONS

2007
Vestjydske Kunstneres Efterårsudstilling, KE
Midt-Vestjyske Kunstneres Sommerudstilling, KS

2008
Vestjydske Kunstneres Efterårsudstilling, KE

2009
Vestjydske Kunstneres Efterårsudstilling, KE

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2005, 2006 og 2007
Jens og Olivia Art Museum, Holstebro, Denmark

DECORATIONS – AND COMMISSIONS

2015
Dansk Industris Produktpris, Copenhagen, Denmark
Arbejdsgivernes Erhvervspris, Odense, Denmark
Dansk Industris Produktivitetspris, Copenhagen, Denmark
Magnus Karnov Prisen, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014
Kunstforeningen af 1950, Odense, Denmark
Bolius/Danske Boligarkitekter, Valby, Denmark

2013
Karnovprisen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Bolius/Danske BoligArkitekter, Valby, Denmark
Thisted Kirke, Thisted, Denmark
Kræftens Bekæmpelse, Næstved, Denmark

2012
FLSmidth, Valby, Denmark
Københavns Bagerlaug, Copenhagen, Denmark
Socialstyrelsen, Odense, Denmark
Friskolen Bifrost, Herning, Denmark

2011
Tietgenprisen 2011, Fynsk Erhverv, Odense, Denmark
TDC A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Widex A/S, Lynge, Denmark

2010
TDC A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Widex A/S, Lynge, Denmark

2007
Widex A/S, Værløse, Denmark

2001
De Danske Spritfabrikker, Svendborg, Denmark

2000
Fredericia Kommune, City Hall, Denmark

MEMBERSHIPS
Professional Member, International Sculpture Center NJ, USA
The association of West Jutland artist’s, Holstebro, Denmark

Born 1967

‘Moon’, 5 af 8, bronce, dia. 6,5, d.kr. 3.000,-

‘Blue Moon’, 5 af 8, patineret bronce, dia. 6,5, d.kr. 3.000,- .jpg

‘Sol’, 16 af 25, poleret bronze og diabas, h. 10,5 cm, SOLGT

‘Puzzle’, 1 af 8, bronze på diabas, h.8,5 cm., d.kr. 3.800,-

‘Introvert’, 4 af 8, bronze på skifer, h. 10 cm, SOLGT

‘Kosmos’, 4 af 8, bronce på larvakit, h.10 cm, SOLGT

‘Hjerterum’, 5 af 8, bronce på diabas, h. 11 cm, d.kr. 4.800,-

‘Skrue’, 16 af 25, poleret bronze på diabas, h. 11 cm, d.kr. 4.800,-

‘Mammuth’, 7 af 8, patineret bronze, h. 13 cm, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Lotus’, 8 af 20, bronze og diabas, h. 14 cm, 2013, SOLGT

‘Livshjul’, 2 af 8, grøn patineret bronze og norsk larvikit, h. 10,5 cm, SOLGT

‘Livshjul II’, 5 af 8, poleret bonze og diabas, h. 10 cm, d.kr. 3.800,-

‘Livshjul II’, bronze, sokkel af larvikit, 5/8, h. 10, 2019, SOLGT

‘Klode’, 12 af 20, poleret bronze, ø. 7,5 cm, d.kr. SOLGT

‘Fibonachispiral’, unika, bronze, h. 13 cm, 2015, d.kr. 18.000,-

‘2’, 4 af 8, patineret bronze, h. 11,5 cm, d.kr. 16.000,-