Daniel Goldenberg (CA)

Daniel Goldenberg has been painting and actively exhibiting his works since 1985, and is now establishing himself as one of the country’s leading hyperrealists. While being mostly autodidact, his previous creative jobs helped him to develop his remarkable skills in hyperrealistic painting. In 1980s, he worked as a background painter for the animated film Valhalla. Afterwards, he worked for Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, where he produced illustrations of plants and animals, as well as large murals for the museum’s permanent exhibition.

Daniel Goldenberg’s hyperrealistic style and the choice of motifs demand technique and patience. His motif selection is known from classical oil painting through the centuries. It is Goldenberg’s intention that his paintings in addition to hyperrealism have a strong but yet understated mystical dimension; something that he feels is far stronger than ordinary storytelling, which he quite deliberately omits in the works.

During the last year, he often worked with the city motifs depicting Copenhagen; the important part of the process being the aid of his own photos. Photography is integral to his work process. In order to achieve the intended atmosphere, or “magic” if you will, some objects in the painting are changed; people and cars are reduced to a minimum, and power poles, advertising, and wires are removed as well. The choice determining which motifs work, what to crop, and what to change is often an intuitive one, and the adjustments are made up until the point when the final result feels to be “completely right”.

That which Goldenberg captures is not primarily Copenhagen as such (he lives there, and thus it is a motif he has at hand), but, same as in case of his other motifs, the focus lies on his fascination with what he finds are absolutely basic artistic effects, light/shadow, colour and composition.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bredgade kunstgalleri, group exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
CK Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, USA
Galleri Knud Grothe, Fantastiske figurationer, gruppeudstilling, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Bella Center Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bredgade kunstgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
CK Contemporary Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2015
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Art Copenhagen, Forum Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bredgade kunstgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark

2013
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Bredgade kunstgalleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2012
Galleri Nakke Hage, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gallery Backlund, Göteborg, Sweden

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Compelling Realism From 5 Viewpoints, temporary exhibition, GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Nakke Hage, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Galleri Kirk, group exhibition, Aalborg, Denmark

2010
GALLERIV58, Aarhus, Denmark
Galleri Rasmus, Skagen, Denmark
Galleri Jenzen (now Galleri Kirk), Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri Nakke Hage, group exhibition, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2009
Kunstnernes autumn exhibition, Denmark
Horsens Kunstgalleri, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Galleri Jenzen, group exhibition, Aalborg, Denmark
Galleri Bastillen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

2008
Galleri Susanne Eriksen, Helsingør, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2007
Galleri Susanne Eriksen, Helsingør, Denmark
Galleri Bastillen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
WHO Copenhagen, Denmark
Gyldendal, Denmark
The Royal Theater, Copenhagen, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2006
Galleri Knud Grothe, group exhibition, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Galleri Polka Dot, Copenhagen, Denmark

2005
Danske Bank, Denmark
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark

2004
Rigshospitalet: Decoration of children’s cancer section
Galleri Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund, Denmark
Zoo. Museum Kbh. Murals for the museum’s exhibitions

2003
Zoo. Museum Kbh. Murals for the museum’s exhibitions

2002
Zoo. Museum Kbh. Murals for the museum’s exhibitions

2001
Galleri Marius, Copenhagen, Denmark

1999
Coca Cola Scandinavia

1998
Galleri 12, DR’s censored exhibition, Helsingør, Denmark
Galleri Nybro, Copenhagen, Denmark

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Article in International Artist Magazine (2011)
Awarded 3. prize, International Artists Magazine (2008)
Reviewed in ’Dansk Kunst 06’ (2006)
Reviewed in ‘Dansk Kunst 99’ (1999)

MEMBERSHIPS
International Guild of Realism (2008)
A certified teacher at ’The Michael Wilcox School of Colour’ (2010)

Born 1960

‘Waves’, olie på lærred, 60 x 90, 2017, d.kr. 29.000,-

‘Primal beach’ olie på lærred, 90 x 135, 2017, d.kr. 52.000,-

‘Yellow’, olie på lærred, 44 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 17.000,-

‘Rain’, olie på lærred, 50 x 50, 2017, d.kr. 17.500,-

‘Early Morning’, olie på lærred, 120 x 100, d.kr. 40.000,-

‘Fortov ll’, olie på lærred, 50 x 50, 2015, d.kr. 18.000,-

‘Svane’, olie på lærred, 80 x 60, 2015, d.kr. 22.000,-

‘Pære’, olie på lærred, 55 x 46, 2015, d.kr. 14.000,-

‘Evening light’, olie på lærred, 84 x 112, d.kr. 34.000,-

‘Morning Light -Trianglen’, olie på lærred, 100 x 147, 2016, SOLGT

‘I see you’, olie på lærred, 100 x 170, 2015 SOLGT

‘Winter Afternoon – Aarhus’, olie på lærred, 105 x 85, 2015, SOLGT

‘Seagull girl’, olie på lærred, 100 x 132, SOLGT