Hans Alf Gallery
Wednesday, 05 January 2022 14:01

The Great Big Winter Show #2

The Great Big Winter Show #2

14.01.2022 - 19.02.2022


Hans Alf Gallery kicks off the 2022 season with the annual January group exhibition, appropriately dubbed "The Great Big Winter Show". This time around, the show will include works by Armin Boehm, Anders SCRMN Meisner, Fredrik Raddum, Magnus Fisker, Adam Parker Smith, Ralf Kokke, Morten Schelde, Jørgen Haugen Sørensen and Frank Fischer.




Viewing rooms:


Armin Boehm  //  Anders SCRMN Meisner  //  Fredrik Raddum  //  Magnus Fisker  //  Adam Parker Smith  //  Ralf Kokke  //  Morten Schelde  //  Jørgen Haugen Sørensen  //  Frank Fischer



Exhibition view:



Wednesday, 30 June 2021 10:44

The Summer Show

The Summer Show

02.07.2021 - 31.07.2021


As a tribute to all the brilliant artists that Hans Alf Gallery represents, we have put together a special summer exhibition showcasing works by each of the 18 artists currently on our roster.


During the month of July, Hans Alf Gallery will be open Fridays, 12-17, and Saturdays, 11-16, only.




Exhibition view:




Works in the exhibition:



Published in The Summer Show
Tuesday, 19 January 2021 12:41

The Great Big Winter Show

The Great Big Winter Show

22.01.2021 - 27.02.2021


Hans Alf Gallery kicks off the 2021 season with a bang, as 11 of it's represented artists showcase new works in what has been appropriately dubbed "The Great Big Winter Show". The participating artists are: Armin Boehm, Erik A. Frandsen, Christian Lemmerz, Mie Olise Kjærgaard, Anders SCRMN Meisner, Louise Hindsgavl, Fredrik Raddum, Henrik Saxgren, Magnus Fisker, Anders Brinch and Anne Torpe.


Due to the current restrictions on physical commerce, The Great Big Winter Show will initially only be open online. Come February, we hope to be able to once again welcome visitors in the gallery.




Exhibition view:



Wednesday, 04 March 2020 12:48

Anders SCRMN Meisner: Angel

Anders SCRMN Meisner: Angel

07.03.2020 - 08.03.2020


On Friday March 6, we celebrate the opening of Anders SCRMN Meisner's new show "Angel". The exhibition is the Danish painter's fifth with Hans Alf Gallery since joining the stable in 2012.


After the success of his last exhibition “Modern Love”, which marked a defining transition from paper to canvas, Anders SCRMN Meisner is back with 16 new, evocative oil paintings in a show he’s called “Angel”. The works in the show are predominantly blue, an enigmatic mountain ridge is repeated, and in most of his almost scenographic tableaus, the stars and the moon take center stage. You sense that everything is held together by a peculiar, nightlike calm, which trickles like water underneath the frames.



SCRMN explains:


“Back in June 2019, I stayed in an old vicarage in a small village a few hours south of Lyon. Every night, we slept underneath the stars in the master bedroom, where the ceiling had been transformed into an indigo firmament covered in hundreds of fiery stars. In the following months, I didn't really think too much about this experience, but one day, standing in my studio, I realized that suddenly all my paintings were blue and full of stars. The vicar’s night sky had travelled back to Denmark with me.”


“The strongest inspiration often happens subconsciously – and often only reveals itself much later. There are many patterns in my paintings, specific colors and recurring figures that I have picked up along the way, and which are now integral parts of my vocabulary. Things from my time in Sevilla, from Amsterdam or from my wife’s beloved Colombia. Together these things form a very personal iconography; a visual memory without which I probably wouldn’t be able to paint.”


“Although the works in “Angel” seem to revolve around the religious experience as a theme, the exhibition is not to be considered religious. Instead, “Angel” is about hope, forgiveness and redemption in a world, where were almost being suffocated by Humanity’s biggest and heaviest questions: What am I doing to fight climate change? How am I taking care of the planet? How will I protect my family in case of war? All of this responsibility, all of these grave concerns: We need absolution, spiritual relief, an angel that soars down from above and redeems us. Especially in a time, where the divine seems to have abandoned us.”





Take a 3D-tour of the show with Artland:


Published in Angel
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 13:52

Anders SCRMN Meisner: Modern Love

Anders SCRMN Meisner: Modern Love

27.10.18 - 24.11.2018

Everyone who has followed Anders SCRMN Meisner, since his first exhibiton with Hans Alf Gallery back in 2012, knows that his eccentric universe has been driven by a continuous investigation of the paper as a medium. In the beginning, SCRMN sketched his works on cut-out pages from obscure encyclopedias that he found in the back of old bookshops in Amsterdam. Later on, he started processing them into idiosyncratic collages on the history of Western civilization with detours into mysticism and the deeply personal.


In his exhibitions “The World Was Weird” and especially “Under Distant Palm Trees” his yellowing sheets were glued together to form giant “canvases” that SCRMN painted with concise and saturated gouache, akin to Matisse and more contemporary artists like Geoff Mcfetridge and fellow Dane Søren Behncke. In that sense, his trajectory towards the canvas has been unmistakable.


In MODERN LOVE, SCRMN takes the final leap from paper to canvas. More than two years has gone into the making of what has turned out to be 15 extremely personal, poetic and most of all eclectic works. And although art lovers and consumers alike love to draw parallels, nothing really looks or feels like SCRMN’s visual language. If he is an epigone, the model for his style is found solely in a distant parallel universe, where people are portrayed as naivistic silhouettes, the world is two-dimensional, all colors are egg-yolk-deep, and love still exists in its purest, most esoteric incarnation.


With his newest collection of works, SCRMN takes on the ungrateful task of portraying love from a female perspective. According to the artist himself, it is not a question of feeling the same as a woman or to pretend to understand her, but rather to meticulously and carefully describe what he sees; to approach the topic without preconceptions as a scientist relating to his material without prejudice. The intention is to capture a special strength, tenderness and complexity, which SCRMN believes to be more cultivated with the opposite sex - but, which he also acknowledges, may only exist in the eyes of the male painter.


Art history is rife with women posing passively without interacting with their surroundings; women who seem to be hiding very little behind a jaded gaze. In Modern Love, SCRMN seeks to remove himself from this by insisting to portray strong, confident women whose emotional lives are rich but also inaccessible to him, which gives the works an almost voyeuristic character because the subjects themselves have a tangible reluctance towards being portrayed: They live their own lives, have their own agendas and aren’t easily solicited by the universe of the viewer. The women in SCRMN’s paintings are peripheral acquaintances, people the artist has met in passing or simply strangers.


Modern Love is hence also the story of a man, looking at a woman, looking at a man (or another woman or looking away). And because of this, SCRMN is aware of the inherent impossibility in his original project: Best case scenario is, he catches a splinter of something real / Worst case, he sees nothing but his own reflection.


Nonetheless, the resulting show is an extremely interesting testimony to love and longing in the 21st Century. Rewriting the old proverb, one could say that “the operation failed but the patient survived”. For the works in MODERN LOVE are alive, and with this exhibition SCRMN demonstrates that he has taken another quantum leap in an already promising career.






Published in Modern Love

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