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Erik Peistrup Mortensen - Artist

Born in Denmark 1955

Former conference interpreter at the E.U.

Based in Denmark and Spain

"You find in Erik Peistrup's paintings a blend of erotic volumes and shapes that make fun of figuration which  in a playful aesthetic way enter  an abstracted  chromaticism in which the colours interlace with a symphonious musicality, that goes beyond geometries and limits. 

 

Nordic and Mediterranean, Erik Peistrup is difficult to catalogue and in his painting his linguistic dominion translates into a universal language of color." - Miguel Morales Ruiz, El Patio de la Luna

I am basically an autodidact artist with love for and interest in art and architecture in all their manifestations. Thanks to the many art schools and residences I have visited, wherever life has taken me, I have over the years acquainted deep knowledge of many different techniques and artistic approaches.

 

Recently, I was lucky to be trained and inspired by the great artist and friend, Juan Miguel Palacios, in his studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., and thanks to him I have now reached a point of maturity in my artistic research and a full understanding of why I paint.

My work is mostly large-scale. On big surfaces I feel free and can choose to deliberately not complete the work, which I find very appealing. Incompleteness is the exciting possibility of more. The broken lines, the immaterial figures and sometimes a touch of sketchiness in my work are an invitation to imagine all the different places it can take you from there.

 

I like to defy the concepts of beauty and perfection. When exploring a failure or call it an imperfection, you can end up finding the extraordinary and the beautiful just there, in the imperfection.

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If you are interested in my art, please contact me or visit Martin's Atelier

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

2018
Juan Miguel Palacio's Studio / Brooklyn N.Y 

 

2016

Novartis Art Collection / Copenhagen, Denmark 

2015

Anders Quistgaard Law Firm / Odense, Denmark 

2014

"Pink" / Gallery Dencker + Schneider / Berlin, Germany 

2007

"Frida" / Gallery Angela Pintaldi / Milan, Italy

2006

Gallery AC / Brussels, Belgium

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2016
"Eksrum" / PRAG61 / Copenhagen, Denmark 

 

2015

"Eksrum" / PRAG61 Copenhagen, Denmark 

2012

Gallery Dencker + Schneider / Copenhagen, Denmark 

2010

Art Residence Final / European Academy for Fine Arts / Trier, Germany 

2008

"Artists amongst Staff" / The EU / Brussels, Belgium

2005

"Academy's Final" / Academy des Beaux Arts d'Ixelles / Brussels, Belgium