Peter Juul (DK)

Peter Juul is born and raised in Aalborg, where he also lives and works today. Peter Juul is educated from Northern Jutland Art School in both painting and graphics and have among others been teaching at the Culture School and CFU in Aalborg. Peter Juul has furthermore had several visits to Africa where he has made art projects in Namibia and Zambia. His visits has given inspiration to his artistic work, where he in his paintings leaves traces of comments to the way people live. Peter insists that his paintings shouldn’t give the answers but that they will invite the viewer to interpret.

‘In Peter Juul’s paintings one often meets strange graphic figures, whose recognizable characteristics are reduced to a minimum. They are facing us and steadily hold our gaze. They force us to share the presence in the space which they created between them and the viewer. The paintings vibrate between absence and closeness. The large surfaces of colour appear as a space we ourselves have to fill with meaning.

The presence in Peter Juul’s paintings is intense and almost brutal. The figures in the paintings approach us – they are always facing the viewers – in a way that is so quiet and attentive that it sometimes borders on being disturbing. They carry the content of the paintings, with their expression being so gutted and yet, so strangely familiar. They do not have one meaning, but as many as you can read into them. They change along with the viewer and appear in their own way to be as enigmatic as the Mona Lisa, for they ask just as many questions. Do they smile? – If so, why? Are they people, angels, or ancient sculptures? The answer, as it is with many other things, is in the eye of the beholder. There is no final answer to who or when or where, so in order to solve the riddle that is presented by the paintings you have to move them to your own reality; they are changing with our own change. The absence of clear answers is ever present in our meeting with these paintings – but Peter Juul’s works offer a constant opportunity for a well-rounded aesthetic experience.’

Ingelise Mogensen, Art historian

 

EDUCATION

2003
Northern Jutland’s Art School, graphics

2002
Northern Jutland’s Art School, painting

2000
Fine arts teacher from Aalborg Seminarium

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
Elected Artist of the Year by Aalborg Municipality Art Society, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, solo exhibition ‘Du er med’, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Nordjyske medier, soloudstilling, Aalborg, Denmark

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Dronninglund Slot, easter exhibition, Dronninglund, Denmark

2010
GALLERI V58, solo exhibition ‘UBUNTU’, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Dronninglund Slot, easter exhibition, Dronninglund, Denmark

2009
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2008
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bavnhøj Mølle, solo exhibition, Grenaa, Denmark

2007
Galleri SOTO, Aalborg, Denmark
Buderup Ødekirke, solo exhibition, Støvring, Denmark

2006
Galerie Provence, solo exhibition, Vadum, Denmark
Aalborg Kunstpavillon, censored exhibition, Denmark

2005
Galerie Provence, Vadum, Denmark

2004
Galerie Provence, Vadum, Denmark

2003
Galerie Provence, Vadum, Denmark

SELECTED PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2008
Vestbjerg Skole, Aalborg, Denmark

2007
Art project with children in Zambia. Funded by Danida.

2004
Aalborg Seminarium, Aalborg, Denmark

2003
Art project with children in Namibia. Funded by Danida. Muldbjergskolen, Hjoerring, Denmark

 

Born 1975

‘Robust (blad)’, akryl på lærred, 70 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Robust (ene)’, akryl på lærred, 70 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Robust (dobbelt)’, akryl på lærred, 70 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Ingenting’, akryl, kridt og spray på lærred, 60 x 80, 2017, SOLGT

‘Robust (afstand)’, akryl på lærred, 70 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Robust (usagt)’, akryl på lærred, 70 x 50, 2017, SOLGT

´Regn’, akryl og kul på krydsfinér, 25 x 23, 2017, d.kr. SOLGT

‘Striber’, akryl og kul på krydsfinér, 32 x 32, 2017, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘I midten’, akryl, kul og spray på lærred, 60 x 60, 2015, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Rød mand’, akryl og kul på krydsfinér, 36 x 24, 2017, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘Gule prikker’, akryl og kul på krydsfinér, 37 x 26, 2017, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘Jade’, 60 x 60 cm, akryl, kul og spray på lærred, 2015, d.kr. 6.000,-

‘Litografi 4’, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘Litografi 3’, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘Litografi 1’, d.kr. 2.000,-

‘Lige – Glad – Blå’, 30 x 34 cm, akryl, spray, farvekridt og kul på lærred, 2014, SOLGT