Morten Lassen (DK)

”As humans we do not only leave physical traces, but also digital traces. Traces which defines us as humans and maps our movements through life.”
Morten Lassen/ Galleriet Hornbæk

Morten Lassen is an artist of international calibre. He is born and raised in Graasten, Denmark, has a visual arts teaching education from Blaagaard Statsseminarium (DK) and is now a fulltime artist. Lassen actually never made it to teaching; instead he focused all his energy on his abstract oil paintings – which turned out to be a great choice. A random meet with an Australian gallery owner led to an invitation to an artist-in-residence stay at the renowned Sydney Grammar School, and then his career took off; Lassen established himself on the foreign art scene and is currently represented at galleries, art fairs and in private collections across the world.

Morten Lassen creates an abstract expression with spray paint and oil which tells a story about the traces we leave as humans, including our digital traces, which is an inevitable part of our existence. The digital element is represented in the cubistic and edged strokes which layer upon layer creates existential frames. On the contrary the color scheme makes you think of nature; with powerful reds, deep browns, shining blues and airy pinks everything from forest, ocean and sunset is represented. A beautiful contrast occurs between the digital strokes and natural color palette. The paintings contain both strength and sensitivity; the entire abstract spectrum of emotions is represented which makes it possible for the beholder to relate to the works.

The artists paintings are highly aesthetic; both timeless and completely contemporary, and we are proud to represent an international artist like Morten Lassen at Galleri V58.

Stud.mag. Nordic Language and Literature and Visual Culture, Anna Emilie Ravn

EDUCATION

1995 –
Working exclusively as an artist 

2003
Artist in residence at Sydney Grammar School, AU

1995
Educated from Blaagaard Statsseminarium with a degree in Art Education, DK


SOLOEXHIBITIONS

2019
“Hyper-normalisation”, Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney, AU

2018
“LIMBO”, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
“Transition”, Galleri Hera, Stockholm, SE

2017
“Integrated”, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NY, US

2016
“Metamorphosis” Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney, AU
 “Interference”, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
“FUSION”, Galleri Hera, Stockholm, SE

2015
“Tracked”, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, New York, US
“Trace”, Art Equity, Singapore, CN

2014
“Transparent”, Art Equity Sydney, Sydney, AU
“Surrounded”, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
“In the air”, Galleri Hera, Stockholm, SE

2013
 “Invisible”, Art Equity, Singapore, CN
“A NEW WORLD” Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NYC, US

2012
“A NEW WORLD”, Backyard Gallery, CPH, DK
“Interaktion”, Art Equity, Sydney, AU
Galleri Hera, Stockholm, SE

2011
“Wireless”, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, DK
Art Equity at Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney, AU


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Galleri V58, Aarhus, DK

2019
Seattle Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
LA Art Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Wynwood, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Miami, US
Art Fair Stockholm, Galleri Hera, SE
Art Palm Springs, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art on paper NYC, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art New York, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Hampstead London, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Hamptons, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
NORTH Art Fair, represented by Galleri V58, Aalborg, DK
Spring Art Fair, Nanda Hobbs Gallery, Sydney, AU
New York Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US

2018
Winter Show, Galerie Wolfsen, Aalborg, DK
Affordable Art Fair, Singapore, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, CN
Context, Miami, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Toronto, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, CA
Art on Paper, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, NYC, US
LA Art Show, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Summer Show, Nanda Hobbs, Sydney, AU
Art Fair Herning, Galerie Wolfsen, DK
Palm Springs Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Galleri Hera, SE
Context NYC, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Hamptons, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Seattle Art Fair, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US

2017
Pop Up Show, Galleriet Hornbaek, DK
Art on Paper NYC, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art New York, Rebecca Hossack Gallery, US
Art Fairs: London, New York, Stockholm, Miami, LA, Hamptons etc.

2016
Art Fairs: Palm Springs, Stockholm, San Francisco, London, Hamptons, Seattle, NYC, Miami, Toronto etc.
Group shows in my galleries 

2015
Art fairs: London, Hampton, Miami, Seattle, Jakarta, Stockholm, Toronto, New York etc.
Group shows in my galleries 

2014
Art Fairs: Toronto, London, Hampton, Stockholm, NYC etc.
Group shows in my galleries 

2013
Sydney Contemporary 13, Art Equity, Sydney, AU
Art Fairs: London, Paris, Stockholm etc.
Group shows in my galleries 
         
2012
Art Fairs: London, Hampton, Toronto, Singapore, Stockholm, Melbourne, NYC, Aspen etc.
Group shows in my galleries 

2011
“Autobahn” at Rebecca Hossack Galley, London, UK
Art Fairs: Singapore, Toronto, London, NYC, Hampton, Melbourne etc.
Group shows in my galleries 
 
2010
Backyard Gallery, CHP, DK
Art Equity, Sydney, AU
Art Fairs: Sydney, Toronto, NYC etc.
Group shows in my galleries 

2009
Galleri Hera, Stockholm, SE
The Cobra Room, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK
Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London, UK
Art Fairs: Amsterdam, London, NordArt Germany, Brussels etc.
Group shows in my galleries 
       
2008
Gallery 101, Malmö, SE
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, AU
Art Fairs: Edinburgh, Dublin, Amsterdam, London etc.
Group shows in my galleries 
     
2007
Gallery Hera, Stockholm, SE
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, AU
Art Fairs: Art Copenhagen, Art Herning 
Group shows in my galleries 

2006
Doris Rüstig Stiftelsen, Sleswig, DE
Galleri SOTO, Aalborg, DK
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, AU
Galerie Veldpape, Winschoten, NL
Art Fairs: London, Herning
Group shows in my galleries 

2005
Gallery 101, Malmö, SE
Gallery Jungersted, CPH, DK
Art Fairs: NordArt Germany, London
Group shows in my galleries 

2004
Pinakoteket for Modern Art, CPH, DK
Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, AU
”Symbiose”, Banegaarden Aabenraa, DK
Art Copenhagen, CPH, DK
Group shows in my galleries 
 
2003
The Cobra Room, Sophienholm, Lyngby, DK
Pinakoteket for Modern Art, CPH, DK
Sydney Grammar School, AU
Allerød Kunstforening, Allerød, DK
Group shows in my galleries 

GRANTS AND AWARDS
Jyllands-Postens Scholarship Studio i Berlin, 2004 
Artist in residence, Sydney Grammar School, 2003 
Den Hielmstjerne Rosencroneske Stiftelse, 1999 

PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY IN DENMARK
Danske Advokater 
Ministery of the Interior and Health, CHP 
Det Gule Palæ, Graasten 
IBO, Herlev 
HTH, Aabenraa
Den Danske Bank, Haderslev 
Multisal, Graasten Skole 
Telenor, Ballerup 
Pfizer, CPH
Aalborg University
The Traffic Department (meeting room) 
Copenhagen County, Managing Director Office 
 
AUSTRALIAN COLLECTIONS
KPMG, Sydney 
South Yarra Art Collection, Melbourne
Dr Jonathan Hartley Collection 

Born 1968

‘Tracked F’, olie og spray på lærred, 90 x 90, 2015, d.kr. 25.000,-

‘Hyper-normalisation’, olie og spray på lærred, 90 x 90, 2018, d.kr. 25.000,-

‘In sync L’, Olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2019, SOLGT

‘In sync K’, olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2019, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘integrated Q’, olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2017, SOLGT

‘interference N’, olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2016, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘In sync F’, Olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2019, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘In sync D’, Olie og spray på lærred, 120 x 120, 2019, d.kr. 39.000,-

‘Integrated F’, olie og spray på lærred, 150 x 150, 2017, d.kr. 49.000,-

‘Integrated G’, olie og spray på lærred, 150 x 150, 2017, SOLGT

‘Uden titel’, Olie og spray på papir, Indrammet, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

‘Uden titel’, Olie og spray på papir, Indrammet, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’84’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’79’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’72’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’48’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’46’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-

’83’, olie og spray på papir, 79 x 63 (65 x 50), 2019, d.kr. 8.500,-