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Per Kirkeby

In my paintings, it has to loose, it has to become a mystery . . .

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Per Kirkeby, born in 1938 in Copenhagen (Denmark), painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, writer and geologist, is a major figure in contemporary Scandinavian art. He studies natural science at the University of Copenhagen and attends numerous scientific expeditions as a geologist at Narssaq and Greenland (1958-1965). He begins painting at the age of 14 years and starts in parallel in 1960, an . . .

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to read about the artist :
  • Per Kirkeby - Malerei , Poul E. Tojner, Ed. Buchhandlung Knig, Cologne, 2003
  • Prototypen der Natur , A. Sommer, Ed. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, Allemag., 2006
  • Kirkeby - 2008 , cat. d'expo., R. Shiff et autres, Louisiana, Humlebk, 2008
  • Die Welt ist Material , Beat Wismer, Ed. Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, All., 2009
To read from the artist :
  • Bravura , coll. Ecrits d'artistes, Ed. E. N. S. des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1998
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