Current Exhibition

03 December 2021

XMAS’21 – The Big Annual Winter Show

XMAS21 | THE BIG ANNUAL WINTER GROUP SHOW | 17TH EDITION | 03.12.2021 - 22.01.2022

We are very excited to invite you to the big annual group show XMAS21 - the 17th Edition. It is your chance to see the works by your favourite artists and discover new talents. Allow yourself to be drawn to various styles, techniques and materials. Different shapes and colours - we have them all! We are bringing prominent Danish artists together with international superstars, all in a merry and joyful spirit of celebrations.

The big annual winter show at Galleri Christoffer Egelund is where the magic happens. We put together diverse pieces and allow imagination to be the only limit. With an open-minded approach, contemporary works such as paintings, sculptures, photography, drawings and reliefs perform well together and we wish for our audience to experience this artsy symbiosis. The jolly season it is all about sharing and we would like to continue to do so with art, atmosphere, joy and celebrations.

This year we are proud to present 36 specially selected artists: 

Alec Demarco (US); Aline Alegem (IL/DE); Anders Moseholm (DK); Armando Marino (CU); Austin Stern (US); Brian Harte (IE); Cesc Abad (SP); Christoffer Joergensen (DK/CH); Crystel Ceresa (CH); Eamon O’Kane (IE); Ekin Su Koç (DE/TR); Eva Louise Buus (DK); Gregers Heering (DK/US); Helen Robinson (US); Henriette Sabroe Ebbesen (DK); Henrik S. Simonsen (DK); Janina Myronova (UA); Jet-te L. Ranning (DK); Jiri Geller (FI); Joe Davidson (US); John Norris (US); Jonas Pihl (DK); Julie Von Lotzbeck (DK); Kathy Sirico (US); Krista Rosenkilde (DK); Mads Rafte Hein (DK); Marco Evaristti (CL/DK); Mazja Hillestrøm (DK); Melanie Daniel (CA); Michael Á Grømma (DK); Niels Corfitzen (DK); Olaf Hajek (DE); Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir (IS); Thierry Feuz (AU/CH); Tilde Grynnerup (DK); Willi Tomes (DE) 

The opening take place Friday, 3rd of December from 16 to 19. Many of the artists will be present during the reception and we will serve our famous Christmas Gløgg. The exhibition runs until January 22nd 2022. We kindly remind you to keep a safe distance to other visitors.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 15-18, Saturday 12-16. For further information and sales request, please contact the gallery at: hello@christofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92. Bredgade 75, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, Denmark. 

We wish you a Merry Christmas.

Upcoming Exhibitions

04 April 2022

Inside Outside by Mads Rafte Hein

INSIDE OUTSIDE by Mads Rafte Hein (DK)
4 FEBRUARY – 5 MARCH 2022

[UK]

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present first solo show by Danish artist Mads Rafte Hein in INSIDE OUTSIDE which will happen in our Project Room. The title of the exhibition refers to the motive of place and the dichotomy it provides. The paintings presented in the show contain various examples of spaces, which put together in one specific room also create a new understanding of the concept. 

Mads Rafte Hein in his works focuses on presenting a broad range of interiors, done in a style that is specific to his oeuvre. He is very comfortable creating rooms filled with decorations, still lifes bursting with details and arrangements brimming with pastel colours. The “inside” lies within his haven. To elevate his body of work further, he decided to experiment with the “outside”. The new paintings are now also getaways to the natural world, the environment away from the “four walls”, Mother Nature in its full bloom. 

A smooth painted paysage is not what one will find in the exhibition. Instead, Mads Rafte Hein sticks to his style of mixing various ideas and putting them together with oils and acrylics on canvas. The artist takes his inspiration all over visual culture, starting with photography, golden age paintings, collages and books, to videos and old movies. Looking for a revelation is a process, but always a fruitful one. Therefore, the landscapes by Rafte Hein are a blend of culture together with nature. 

Visually, Mads Rafte Hein leaves a significant mark on the Danish contemporary art scene. His paintings are characterized by the presence of pastel hues, specifically shades of pink, purple and red. These always present colours create a dreamy, almost cartoon-like quality of the works. Each piece is spiced up with excellent details, whether it be a zebra rug, a skull or a cactus. 

Mads Rafte Hein (b. 1977) lives in Roskilde and works in Copenhagen. He has achieved the title of Graphic Designer from Copenhagen Technical Collage in the Graphic department. In addition, he has been taught by renowned artists such as Grethe Bagge, Bjørn Poulsen, Peter Carlsen and Peter Nansen Scherfig. He has exhibited in Germany and participated in several different exhibitions in Denmark, including at Charlottenborg's Spring Exhibition three times and the Artists' Autumn Exhibition one time. His works are found in many private collections and in art associations.

The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday, 4th February from 16 to 19. The exhibition runs until 5th March. Mads Rafte Hein will be present during the opening reception. We kindly remind you to keep a safe distance to other visitors. Please follow the current Covid rules.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 15-18, Saturday 12-16. For further information and sales requests, please contact the gallery at: hello@christofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. Visit us at Bredgade 75, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, Denmark. 

04 February 2022

Cyklus by Søren Hagen

CYKLOS by Søren Hagen (DK)
4 FEBRUARY – 5 MARCH 2022

[UK]

Galleri Christoffer Egelund is proud to present a solo show by Danish painter Søren Hagen.

The collection of paintings presented in the show highlights the skillful hand Hagen has when it comes to detail. He is known for his works to be so incredibly photorealistic, that it is only with a closer look that you can see the brush strokes. In the age when it is so easy to create a documentation of reality with a camera, the artist manages to accurately transfer what he sees onto the canvas. The everyday objects gain an extraordinary visual value.

The title CYKLUS refers to the cycle - the many of which we will experience in life and many that surround us in nature. Using circular canvas, Søren Hagen creates another type of approach to this shape and occurrence.

The word cycle comes from Greek “kyklos” which translates into a “ring, circle”. In human experience it is characterized by recurring phenomena, events, processes, or states. On the other hand, in Nature there are cyclical circumstances that give a sense of order and arrangement. A day has a known course; the Moon moderates on its axis in approximately 29.5 days - from one full moon to the next one; the seasons come and go in a fixed order and reflect the living environment. The concept of cycle cannot be separated from the concept of time.

Cycle has come into being as a spell of the recurring phenomena which are far greater than the individual human being. Unfortunately, people are present on our planet only for a certain amount of time, which makes the breaking of a cycle a painful one. It is that painfulness of existence that interests Søren Hagen. It affects the spirit of the time today more than in any other era. The artist in his works captures the humans destroying parts of the Cycle.

Søren Hagen challenges the form of the surrounding world, especially art. Traditionally, we use the square to portray painting, we are encouraged to “think outside of the box”. The round canvas works of Søren Hagen contain all these qualities: precision, vivid colour compositions and detailed texture, together with heaviness, lightness, and softness in great proportions. It is a wonderful quality to be able to depict an atmosphere of the object’s surrounding and that is a skill that allows the viewer to really sense what they are seeing.

Søren Hagen (b. 1957) lives and works in Copenhagen. He has had many solo exhibitions in Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands. His works are in numerous collections, such as: ARos/Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Kastrupgårdsamlingen, or Det Kongelige Bibliotek. Hagen is also a successful recipient of awards, notably C.O. Carlsens præmie af Akademirådets og Kunstnsersamfundets jury; Henry Heerups legat or Kunstmaler H.C. Koefoeds og C. Koefoeds legat.

The opening of the exhibition takes place on Friday, 4th February from 16 to 19. The exhibition runs until 5th March. Søren Hagen will be present during the opening reception. We kindly remind you to keep a safe distance to other visitors. Please follow the current Covid rules.

Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 15-18, Saturday 12-16. For further information and sales requests, please contact the gallery at: hello@christofferegelund.dk or at +45 33 93 92 00. Visit us at Bredgade 75, DK-1260 Copenhagen K, Denmark.

We are open Wednesday-Friday 3-6 PM and Saturday 12-4 PM.