Tore Nørby Hansen (DK)

“My paintings, drawings and graphics often focus on a landscape merging with figurative elements. The works revolve around displacement of meaning and contradictions – a tension between identity, time and place. The intent lies hidden behind clichés instilled by modern iconography, such as science fiction or horror.”

Tore Nørby Hansen

Tore Nørby Hansen’s impressive and detailed works present three different categories of landscape; the physical, the inner and the technological. These, while equally real, exist within different layers; layers which Tore Nørby Hansen encourages the viewer to switch between. Tore Nørby Hansen uses a language of images, an idiom, which is derived from graffiti, graphic novels, horror and sci-fi. Well known scenes from everyday life and pop cultural iconography stand side by side with strange unfamiliar machines and alien architecture.
Humanity is dependent on technology and systems, but these are fragile devices. What would happen if they were to collapse and the individual layers would blend together? Systems failure is, from Tore Nørby Hansen’s point of view, an opportunity for mankind to break out of society’s norms. In his works we might move into a dystopian world, but within this chaos one discovers that in errors there is a potential for freedom. As a result, Tore Nørby Hansen’s stunning works show both an alien, strange and technological landscape, but also the small irregularities and errors which are so characteristic for humans.

EDUCATION

2000 – 2001
Ma Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, United Kingdom

2000 – 1997
Ba Fine Art painting, Wimbledon School of Art, London, United Kingdom

1996 – 1997
BTEC Diploma foundation in Art & Design, Wimbledon School of Art, London, United Kingdom

1995 – 1996
Foundation course in Art & Design, Heatherley School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Danmark

2017
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Solo exhibition, Celestial Vault, Aarhus, Denmark
NORTH art fair, Aalborg, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2016
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
The old gasworks Brabrand, Jydsk graphic workshop’s 10th anniversary,  Brabrand, Denmark
Bella Center Copenhagen, Art Copenhagen, represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

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

2014
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
Forum Copenhagen, Art Copenhagen,  represented by GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Solo exhibition, Errorscapes, Aarhus, Denmark

2013
Galleri Oxholm, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2011
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2010
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2009
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark
GALLERI V58, Solo exhibition, Happy Camping, Aarhus, Denmark

2008
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2007
GALLERI V58, Aarhus, Denmark

2006
Royal College of Art, RCA Secret, London, United Kingdom
Kunsthal Aarhus, Easter Art exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark

2005
Autumn Art Exhibition, Den Fire, Copenhagen, Denmark

2003
Art Futures, London, United Kingdom

2002
Lethaby Gallery, The painting class, London, United Kingdom
Art Futures, London, United Kingdom
Atkinson Gallery, Ida Branson memorial bequest exhibition, Somerset, United Kingdom

2001
Ventral St. Martins College of Art & Design, MA Fine ARt Degree Show, London, United Kingdom
Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, Small works exhibition, London, United Kingdom

2000
The affordable Art fair, Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom
Start Contemporary Gallery, Space, Brighton, United Kingdom

1999
BhF Bank, Small paintings exhibition, London, United Kingdom

BIBLIOGRAPHY
101 kunstnere (2013)

Born 1979

‘Transgression 13’, akvarel, tusch, blyant, linoleumstryk, 72 x 64 (53 x 46), indrammet, 2016, d.kr. 12.000,-

‘Network Error ll’, akryl, tusch på papir, indrammet med museumsglas, 53 x 46, 2018, d.kr. 9.800,-

‘Zeta’, 1 af 4, fotopolymergravure, 47 x 51 (30 x 34), indrammet, d.kr. 4.000,-

“Romance” 1/8, Bronce. SOLGT

‘Page 15’, akvarel, tusch, linoleumstryk, 37 x 46 (21 x 29,5), indrammet, 2017, d.kr. 5.000,-

‘Page 10’, akvarel, tusch, blyant, stempel tryk, 37 x 46 (21 x 29), indrammet, 2016, d.kr. 4.400,-

‘Orb 1’, 1 af 12, 9,05 x 66 cm, resin, gummi, 2016, d.kr. 4.000,-

‘Orb 1 – purple’, 9,05 x 66 cm, resin, akryl og gummi, 2 af 12, 2016, d.kr. 4.000,-

‘Orb 1 – pink’, 2 af 12, 9,05 x 66 cm, resin, akryl, gummi, 2016, d.kr. 4.000,-

‘Odd one out 2’, 42 x 34 (26 x 19), indrammet, akvarel, tusch, akryl, 2017, d.kr. 4.500,-

‘Ghost 5’, 60 x 60cm, akryl på lærred, 2017, d.kr. 9.500,-

‘New Infestation 7’, 2 af 4, fotopolymergravure, 51 x 42 (33 x 26), indrammet, 2006, d.kr. 3.500,-

‘New Horizons 5’, fotopolymergravure, blyant, akvarel, tusch, 71 x 63,5 (53 x 46), indrammet, 2014, d.kr. 7.500,-

‘Girl scouts’, 16,5 x 11,5 (15 x 10,5), akryl på plade (indrammet), 2017, d.kr. 3.000,-

‘Network’, mixed medie, 73 x 100 (56 x 83), indrammet, d.kr. 9.000,-

‘Malfunction Error – Fuck’, plast, 2013, 1 af 8, d.kr. 3.000,-

‘Log cabin’, 23,5 x 33,5 (20 x 30), olie på lærred, 2017, indrammet, d.kr. 4.000,-

‘Detour, blue’, 71,5 x 64,5 (53 x 46), indrammet, tusch på papir, 2017, d.kr. 8.000,-

‘Helmet’, 161 x 90 (100 x 70), indrammet, 2015, mixed medie på papir, d.kr. 20.000,-

‘Globe 1’, Tusch på papir, 35 x 35 (19 x 19), 2015, SOLGT

‘Celestrial Vault’, 48 x 61 (29,7 x 42), indrammet, mixed medie på papir, 2017, d.kr. 8.000,- Fåes også som artprint

‘Girl’, patineret bronze, 65 x 20, 2013, 1 af 4, SOLGT

‘Ghost 4’, Olie og akryl på lærred, 60 x 60, SOLGT

‘Page 11’, akvarel, tusch, blyant og akryl, 21 x 29, 2016, SOLGT

‘Odd one out’, akvarel, tusch, stempel tryk, 2017, 34 x 42 (19 x 26), SOLGT

‘Error globe’, kugle 9 x 9, slanger 164 cm. plast sillicone, SOLGT

‘Page 14’, akvarel og tusch på papir, 37 x 46 (21 x 29,5), indrammet, 2016, SOLGT

‘Orb 2’, 1 af 12, 9,5 x 10 cm., resin, akryl. 2016, SOLGT

‘Transgressions 8’, blyant, akvarel tusch, 53 x 46, 2011, SOLGT

‘Transgressions 12’, akvarel tusch, stempel tryk og akryl, 53 x 46, 2016, SOLGT

‘Page 12’, akvarel og tusch, 21 x 29, 2016, SOLGT

‘Search’, akryl på lærred, 110 x 150, 2017, SOLGT

‘Hideout’, akryl og tusch på lærred, 110 x 150, SOLGT

‘Butterfly Error’. Tusch, akryl, akvarel på papir, 47 x 58 (29,5 x 41), indrammet, 2015, d.kr. 7.500,- Fåes også som art print.

‘Between Two Worlds’, akryl på lærred, 115 x 115 cm, 2014 SOLGT

‘Autopilot’, 3 af 4, fotopolymergravure, 50,5 x 45,5 (35 x 31), indrammet, SOLGT