Thomas Andersson (DK)

Thomas Andersson started his art education at Grafisk Skole in Aarhus, and then continued at Det Jyske Kunstakademi – years he still remembers with fondness. Andersson’s work combines two directions: a classical tradition of sculptures cast in bronze and a use of found objects, as his works often incorporate discarded pieces of machinery, nails, exposed wire, etc. Most of his works are to some extent figurative – be it animals or people – but they are far from realistic. The artist himself says: “while [my sculptures] might resemble something, they surely are not anatomically correct. One might say they are sculpturally correct – from my point of view at least.”

“Thomas Andersson is one of those people who can bear to be alone. When given the choice, rather than Paris he chose Canadian wilderness. This also shows in his working methods and his choice of materials. Instead of trying to conquer the nature, through his steady work he starts a dialogue with it. The content of his works matters more than their form, but over the months and years a number of figures have found their way into his works again and again. While large arrangements and pretentious postures remain rare, there is a good portion of humour and abundance of elusive fragments of lyrical images – the naked and vulnerable man. His sculptures hit our sensitive spots, and often take on problematic issues; problematic because we can recognize ourselves in them. They mirror the merciless reality. However, at the same time, one can observe a play with materials and expressions; a joy in visualizing things with small variations in what is almost a minimalist approach. It is the trained eye and the intricate fantasy, which are thus expressed.”

Thorkild NB Nielsen

EDUCATION

1980 – 1985
Det Jyske Kunstakademi, Denmark. Student of Hanne Warming and John Olsen

1979
Grafisk Skole, Aarhus, Denmark

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Convoj, Skanderborg, Denmark    

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
G.R.A.F.O. Gallery, Vilnius, Litauen
Natur retur – Det Ny Kasted, Thisted, Denmark
Galleri NB, Trans-figuration, Viborg, Denmark
Convoj, Skanderborg, Denmark    

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri NB, CAST away, Viborg, Denmark
Convoj, Skanderborg, Denmark    

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Convoj, Skanderborg, Denmark    

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Convoj, Skanderborg, Denmark  

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri NB, Relikvie Mortum, Roskilde, Denmark
Galleri NB, Attitude,  København, Denmark

2010
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Skanderborg Kulturhus, Space Invaders,  Denmark

2009
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Silkeborgudstillingen – Kulturspinderiet, Silkeborg, Denmark
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2008
Pakhuset Nykøbing Sjælland, Denmark
Guirlanden –  Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2007
Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Galleri Bach-Møller, Randers, Denmark
Listasavn Reykjanesbæer, Iceland
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2006
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri Bach-Møller, Randers, Denmark
Kunstcentret Silkeborg Bad, Livets Træer, Silkeborg, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2005
Det ny Kastet, Thisted, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

2004
Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
Art Herning, Herning, Denmark

MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS

2011
Skanderborg museum, Til minde om (in memory of), Skanderborg, Denmark

2005
Haderslev Museum, Haderslev, Denmark

2004
Herning Art Museum, Denmark
Moesgård Museum, Aarhus, Denmark

DECORATIONS
2009
Dekoration i bronze, Mariehøj Kirke, Silkeborg
2007
Begyndelsen til en historie, Dekoration i bronze, Thisted
2005
Vidnerne, Dekoration i bronze, Aulum
2004
Søjlemand, Dekoration i bronze, Viborg
1993
Solingen, dekoration i granit, Fredericia
1986
Jordbas, dekoration i cortenstål, Sæby

MEMBERSHIPS
Guirlanden

Born 1957

‘Skitse’ bronze, 14,5 x 10, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Skitse’ bronze, 13,5 x 10, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Rise to power’, bronze, 26 x 20, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Reqviem III’ bronzeskulptur på sokkel, 1 af 1, 8,5 x 18, 2015, d.kr. 8.500,-

‘Reqviem II’ bronzeskulptur på sokkel, 1 af 1, 8,5 x 18, 2015, d.kr. 8.500,-

‘Reqviem I’ bronzeskulptur på sokkel, 1 af 1, 8,5 x 18, 2015, d.kr. 8.500,-

‘Rekonstruktion 6’, bronze, h. 16, d.kr. 14.000,-

‘Rekonstruktion 6’, bronze, h. 16, SOLGT

‘Kamera 2’, bronze, h. 10, SOLGT

‘Kål’, bronze, h. 11, SOLGT

‘Dobbelportræt’, bronze, SOLGT