Hans Alf Gallery
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
Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:31

Morten Schelde: Ocean of Time

Morten Schelde: Ocean of Time

27.11.2020 - 09.01.2021

 

Friday November 27, Morten Schelde’s new show “Ocean of Time” opens in Hans Alf Gallery. The exhibition is a remix of the recently completed show of the same name from Faaborg Museum of Art.

 

The museum wrote the following about the exhibition:

 

“The exhibition Ocean of Time, featuring Danish artist Morten Schelde, revolves around issues of memory, recollection and our constant efforts to create and maintain narratives. The works presented in the exhibition provide insight into Schelde’s own memories and life story, but they also give us a tangled look at our shared cultural history, extending to art history, suburban life and journeys towards the unknown. With his distinctive hand, Schelde connects historical realities to an inner, imaginary world. This mixture of reality and fiction gives the works a dreamlike, almost surreal feel.“

 

“Morten Schelde’s picturesque drawings are based on a stringent working method, addressing time as a phenomenon. In carefully controlled shifts between rapid hatching and meticulously placed lines, Schelde builds up each scene. With his works, Schelde invites us to consider the connections between ideas, dreams and our memories. Schelde leads the way, but the space is kept open for everyone.”

 

In the modified version of the exhibition, which will be on view in Hans Alf Gallery through January 9, visitors will be able to experience 16 new drawings on top of most of the works from Faaborg – all of them revolving around the original theme.

In recent years, Schelde’s expression has undergone somewhat of an artistic quantum leap as most recently demonstrated in his exhibition “Stages” from 2019. In contrast to previous works that were kept in a primarily red and white universe, Schelde’s new production of drawings appear both extraordinarily colorful and multifaceted. Thus, when entering the exhibition, the viewer is met by a veritable explosion of colour, and when strolling along the 25 works that make up the show, one will find the entire colour palette summoned. Something is at stake, it’s full throttle, and Morten Schelde is on top form.

 

Ocean of Time opens Friday November 27 at 5 pm, and will be on view through January 9.

 

Overview of works

 

Published in Ocean of Time
Wednesday, 26 September 2018 15:53

Morten Schelde: New Paintings

Morten Schelde: New Paintings

19.05.17 - 30.06.17

 

Morten Schelde is renowned for his extremely detailed, often monochrome pencil drawings, but he is also an excellent painter. In his first solo show with Hans Alf Gallery, Schelde takes on the oil painting in a series of works that explore the relationship between man and nature.

 

Published in New Paintings
Tuesday, 12 January 2016 16:00

Morten Schelde

 

MORTEN SCHELDE, Denmark

 

Morten Schelde (b. 1972) is a Danish visual artist.

 

Schelde was trained at the Art Academy of Funen 1994-1996 and is a graduate of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts 1996-2001. He started out as a painter, experimented briefly with photography, and ultimately found his own unique style through the subdued language of his meticulous drawings.

 

Morten Schelde’s universe is often dramatic, constructed upon the clash of diverging spheres and transitions between worlds. By generally reducing his colour scheme to strict explorations of red, Schelde puts emphasis on the drawing as a medium.

 

Alongside some of the most celebrated Danish artists of the last decades (Erik A. Frandsen, Tal R, John Kørner, Olafur Eliasson among others), Morten Schelde participated in the decoration of the Palace of Frederik the 8th in 2010. Schelde’s installation in the reception chamber of the palace is a dreamlike portrayal of the engine room of The Ram – a ship that both he and the Crown Prince travelled aboard during the Galathea Expeditions of 2006-7.

 

In addition to many high-profiled group shows, Morten Schelde has had numerous solo exhibitions both in Denmark and abroad.  His works are held in museums such as Louisiana, Arken, Statens Museum for Kunst, Vestsjælllands Kunstmuseum, Museum der Bildenden Künste in Leipzig as well as in practically all major private collections in Denmark.

 

 

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Available works

 

 

 

Selected works

Published in Morten Schelde

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