Biography

Lars Norgard

 

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1956 Born on October 25th in Aalborg
1975-78 The School of Design, Copenhagen
1980-81 Academy of Art College, San Francisco, United States

Represented in the following museums

Arken Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishøj

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
Helsingoer Bymuseum, Helsingoer
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup
Kunstindustrimuseet, Copenhagen
Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding
National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg
Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers
Rooseum, Malmoe, Sweden
Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive
Soenderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Toender
The Graphic Collection, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle
Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soroe

 

 

 

Solo exhibitions

1978

“Still-life”, Stald 15, Aalborg

1984

“Can a woman be happy with a new-wave haircut”, Gallery Specta, Aarhus

1985

“Springrolls”, Eks-Skolens Forlag, Copenhagen
“Paintings”, Gallery Baselisk, Copenhagen

1986

“The lady won’t call. You’ll have to do that yourself”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

1987

“Circe”, Gallery Prag, Hellerup,
“Arch Support”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

1988

“Blind Ears”, Gallery Prag, Hellerup
“Vamos a ver”, London Bar, Barcelona, Spain
“Krimskrams”, Gallery Specta, Aarhus
“The Artist of the Year”, Jyllands-Posten, Copenhagen

1989

“Arch Support, the paintings”, Gallery Brandt, Fredensborg
“Kikeriki”, Gallery Prag, Hellerup

1990

“Paintings and Drawings”, Gallery Arcticus, London, England
“Decoi”, Gallery Prag, Hellerup

1991

“Flaat(d)ens nyhed(t)er”, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soroe
“Hysteria”, Franz Pedersens Kunsthandel, Horsens

1992

“Salthorse”, ARCO, Madrid, Spain og Gallery Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Lars Norgard”, The Danish House, Paris, France og Gallery AMC, Mulhouse, France

1993

“Lars Norgard”, Nordic Council of Ministers, Copenhagen
“Close-up of a genius”, Hostrup-Pedersen & Johansen, Copenhagen

1994

“Picnic anywhere!”, The Danish Cultural Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland og Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Scotland

1996

“A Dentition of Prodigal Brushes”, Gallery Asbaek, Copenhagen

1998

“Smile in Bad Weather”, Skive Art Museum, Skive & Gallery Asbaek, Copenhagen
“Sausages and Killings”, Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive

1999

“Little Man With A Big Hat”, DCA Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2000

“Stranded Research”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus
“Voyeur behind the Wheel”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

2001

“The water underneath the bridge”, Gallery Asbaek, Copenhagen

2002

“Small Problems-Big Solutions”, DCA Gallery, New York, NY, USA

2003

“Witnesses to a total solution”, Gallery Asbaek, Copenhagen
“Ventilation og sadness”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus

2005

“8539 days”, Trapholt, Kolding

2006

“Gasoline”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus
“Draw the Wallet”, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

2007

“The Big Horse Manure Competition”, Gallery Claus Christensen, Copenhagen
“Bad Nerves”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

2009

“SUNBEAM”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus

2010

“Autoclave”, Gallery Profilen, Aarhus

2011

“Little Soaps”, Schaeffer Graphic Workshop, Copenhagen
“Seven Magic Moles”, DTU (Danmarks Tekniske Universitet), Copenhagen
“Rotor & Retur”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Bright Sides”, Roennebaeksholm, Naestved
“Så er der skulptur”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens
“Luxury Visions”, KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg

2012

“Die korrekte Verwendung von Seife”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin

2014

FAIRWAY”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

2015

“X-Liontamer”, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Paris

2016

“Morphine”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

“King Jelly´s Last Stage Dive”, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus

2017

“Beehive Cockpit”, Martin Asbæk Gallery with  Asbæk Art Consulting

 

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

1982

“Der Ring des Niebelungen”,Workshop Worst, Copenhagen
“Hvor den knitrende sne daekker de magre roe- og hvedemarker, kan man rejse uset gennem landet, hvis man skjuler sig mellem faarene”, (with Erik A. Frandsen), Gallery Aegidius, Randers
“Button”, Workshop Worst og Lars Mathisen, Galerie de Route, Copenhagen
“Ballet for Dumpsters”, Workshop Worst, Hvidovre Kunstbibliotek, Hvidovre
“Den Frie”, Den Frie, Copenhagen

1983

“The grass is milking the leg of the cow”, Workshop Worst with guests, Workshop Worst, Copenhagen
“Cielo con carne”, Workshop Worst, Ottos Salon, Copenhagen
“Grevinde Danner-pictures/ pictures from the lost paradise”, Workshop Worst, Copenhagen
“The assasination of Greenwich”, (with Erik A. Frandsen), Gallery Specta, Aarhus
“Untitled”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
“Furious”, Skaanska Konstmuseum, Lund, Sweden
“Workshop Worst in Borup”, (with Erik A. Frandsen og Christian Lemmerz), Borup Town Hall, Borup

1984

“In cold blood”, Workshop Worst, Kongo, Copenhagen
“God & Grammar”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Hommage à Svend Guttorm”, Tranegaarden, Gentofte og Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning
“The Danes”, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden

1985

“Five Danish Artists”, Gallery Arcticus, London, England

1986

“Limelight”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Monkey”, (with Michael Kvium), Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens
“Crazy about art”, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
“Villiam H. Michaelsens Scholarship for Drawing”, The Collection of Graphic Art, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Selected Prints”, Niels Borch Nielsen, Copenhagen

1987

“The wild danes”, Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland og Nordic House, Faroe Islands
“New painting from the 80’s”, The Collection of Graphic Art, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen

1988

“Decembristerne”, Den Frie, Copenhagen
“16 drawings”, the Graphic Collection, Copenhagen
“Zeichnungen”, Künstlerhaus, Dortmund, Germany
“Group Exhibition”, Soenderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Toender
“Nordic graphics”, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo, Norway, and the jeweler firm Cartier’s Art Center, Paris, France
“Danemark 88”, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France
“Danish Art”, Gallery F-15, Moss, Norway

1992

“Juxtaposition”, Gallery Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Summershow”, Gallery Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

1995

“Kunst X 6”, Norrkjoeping Kunstmuseum, Norrkjoeping, Sweden, Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland, Vestsjaellands Kunstmuseum, Soroe og Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
“Jyllands-Posten: The Artist of the Year” 10 Year Anniversary, The Aarhus Art Building, Aarhus

1997

“Groenningen” Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Museum Danmark”, Arken, Museum of Modern Art

1998

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Wild Roads”, danish painting in the 80’s, from Birte Inge Christensen og John Hunovs Collection, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
“Reverens”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus

1999

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Major works from the collections of the museum”, Horsens kunstmuseum, Horsens

2000

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2001

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
Centre Culturel Andratx, Mallorca

2002

“Carnegie Art Award”, in a number of countries in Scandinavia and Victoria Miro Warehouse, London, England
“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen

2003

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
The First Beijing International Art Biennale, China 2003

2004

“Clinch!”, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Winter Show”, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

2005

“Highlights”, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Summer Show”, Galleri Bo Bjerggaard, Copenhagen

2006

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“Collection of Erik Veistrup”, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers

2007

“Groenningen”, Charlottenborg, Copenhagen
“ShowOff III”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus

2008

“Selected Artists 1”, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen

2009

“Accrochage X”, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus
“Selected Artists 2”, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen

2010

“Collection of Erik Veistrup”, KUNSTEN, Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg
“The wild 80s”, Arken, Museum of Modern Art, Ishoej
“Selected Artists 3”, Schäfer Grafisk Værksted, Copenhagen
“The Red One”, Galleri Claus Christensen, Copenhagen

2011

“Så er der skulptur”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens
“LITOS GRAFERA”, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg

2012

“Billedstorm”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Accrochage”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Dengang i 80érne”, Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens
“Six Paintings”, Gallery Shibboleth, Frederiksberg
“Alles Wasser”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
“Dansk og international kunst efter 1900”, Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
“Accrochage”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

2013

“Alles Wasser”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
“Ikarier”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
“Directors Choice 7-9-13”, ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus
“Snit i tiden”, Sorø Kunstmuseum, Sorø
“SMÆK!” Storm P. museet, Frederiksberg
“Kunst i Randers-eje”, Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers”

2014

“Sculptures and Works on Paper”, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin

2015

“New Prints”, Imprimerie Clot, Bramsen et Georges, Paris

“Fantasi og følelse”, ekspressionistisk grafik, ARoS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus

“Over stregen/Crossing the Line”, Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus

“We hate Christmas – Works on Paper”, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen

2016

“Summer Show – Sculpture from Ib Braase to Nanna Abell, Horsens Art Museum, Horsens

2017

“ON VIEW 9”, Stalke Galleri/Stalke Out Of Space/Artstamp.dk

“Summer Show”, Horsens Art Museum

“Summer in the City”, Martin Asbæk Gallery

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

1979

“AR-Folk: Armorika, the country at the sea”, LP cover
“Hot Chili: Hot Chili”, LP cover

1980

Re-designing the Hummel Bee logo
“The Flooded House”, Fernando Hernandez, bookcover, Arena publicers
Designs, Yosemite National Park, California

1983

“Unknown Danish”, graphic folder, heliography, Ulfborg publicers
“Library Burlesk No. 1”, Red. John Hunov, Eks-Skolens Forlag

1984

“Fut, fut, schatzi, fut”, super 8-film, (with Erik A. Frandsen og Christian Lemmerz)

1985

“The Door”, (with Erik A. Frandsen, Christian Lemmerz og Sonny Tronborg)

1986

“The lady won’t call”, graphic folder, graphic printing, Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen

1987

“Arch Support”, book of drawings, PlaGiat publicers
“A Woman Can Take You To Another Universe/ Sometimes She Just Leaves You There”, fotonovel, (with Erik A. Frandsen), Gallery Specta, Aarhus

1988

“Horse Diary: First Gift Of Music”, LP, Olufsen Records
“Ass and Key”, Klaus Lynggaard, bookcover, Borgen publicers

1989

“Kikeriki”, book of drawings, Gallery Prag, Hellerup

1990

“The Flood”, text: Vagn E. Olsson, drawings: LN, Gallery Specta, Aarhus

1992

“Horsens New Theater”, decoration assignment for Horsens New Theater, Horsens
“Safe Environment”, folder containing 10 colour etchings, Edition Dan Albert
Benveniste, Madrid, Spain
“Giant meat grinder”, Scenography for televisionshow by indiegroup “Gangway”, TV2, Copenhagen

1994

“Massage”, book of drawings, PlaGiat publicers
“Art Support”, cartoon, Filmforsyningen, Statens Filmcentral

1995

“From a superheroes confessions”, Mette Thomsen, Lindhardt & Ringhof , book cover
Book cover and illustrations to “ To Every Mans Benefit”, the history of The Royal Danish Theatre 1722-1995, volume I og II, Jens Engberg, Frydenlund
“Cook til right taste and consistency reached”, (with Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium og Christian Lemmerz), Claus Christensen med Soeren Wedderkopp, Broendum
“Broendums fish cook book”, (with Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium og Christian Lemmerz), Claus Christensen med Soeren Wedderkopp, Broendum & Aschehoug

1996

“Village of Culture”, Jens Smaerum Soerensen, Samleren, book cover “Ruzname”, Henrik Nordbrandt, Aschehoug, book cover and illustrations
“Danish girls show everything: Apple Stew”, cartoon, Holland House
“PORCVS SVM – I: A Pig” (with Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium og Christian Lemmerz), Claus Christensen og Soeren Wedderkopp, Broendum

1997

“Floating Universe”, (with Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium og
Christian Lemmerz), Claus Christensen og Soeren Wedderkopp, Broendum
“Animal Hospital – smokers department” and “Animal Hospital – nonsmokers department”, theme paintings for Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus
Decoration of Socialpaedagogisk Seminarium, Odense
“Beer”, decoration assignment for the Carlsberg Breweries, Copenhagen
Gable decoration, Sindshvilevej, Frederiksberg

1998

“Aorta”, cookbook/graphic folder, (with Peter Bonde, Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium og Christian Lemmerz), Broendum
“Alex Brask Thomsen family tree”, painting assignment for Brask Thomsen Stiftung, Liecthenstein

1999

“Lost At Sea”, computeranimation, Holland House
DSB, year poster, Copenhagen
“Hu hey wild animals”, cookbook/lithography folder, (with Peter Bonde, Erik A. Frandsen, Michael Kvium, Christian Lemmerz og Franco Turchi), Claus Christensen og Soeren Wedderkopp, Claus Christensen og Edition Copenhagen

2000

“The Beer of the Year”, beer etiquette, Wibroe Brewery

2001

“The Water Underneath the Bridge”, drawings, offset-print, Gallery Asbaek
“Café Lars Norgard”, decorating the museum café, National Gallery of Denmark, Copenhagen
“Letters never send”, painting assignment of P.A. Consulting Group, Copenhagen

2002

“Clotheslines”, serie of 4 litographies, Edition Copenhagen
“Princess Long Beard”, childrens book, Elkjaer&hansen publishers

2003

“My mum is stuck to a stick”, childrens book, Elkjaer&hansen publishers

2004

Decorating the Braendkjaer School, Kolding
Post Danmark Art Stamp
Decorating the “Art Lounge East”, The Opera, Copenhagen
Decorating the “School by The Lakes”, Frederiksberg
“The Paintings”, monograph by Trine Ross, forlaget Aschehoug

2005

“LARSLARS”, drawing by Lars Norgard, text by Lars Bukdahl, Sesam publishers

2006

“The Paintings”, monograph by Trine Ross, Norgard Publishing
“Draw the Wallet” monograph by Lars Bukdahl, danish and english edition, National Gallery of Denmark

2007

Decoration of Aarhus Amtssygehus, Aarhus
“Girl Sailors”, serie of 4 litographies, Edition Copenhagen
“Bad Nerves”, monograph by Lisbeth Bonde, danish and english edition, Christian Ejlers’ Forlag

2008

Decoration of The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Copenhagen

2009

“SUNBEAM”, exhibition catalogue, SUNBEAM, Gallery MoellerWitt, Aarhus
Decoration of The National Museum, Copenhagen
Decoration of Hospis Djursland, Roende
“Ecologic Vampire”, serie of 4 litographies, Edition Copenhagen, Copenhagen
“AF STED”, drawings for poetic encyclopidia, Gyldendal & Kurs , Copenhagen

2010

“Escape Plan”, assignment for The Court of Aalborg, Aalborg
“Autoclave”, Monograph by Peter Michael Hornung, Gallery Profilen, Aarhus
“Scandinavians”, serie of 3 Woodcuts, printed by Schaefer Graphic Workshop, Edition Galleri Profilen, Aarhus
“Us Danes”, Book of Poetry by Henrik Nordbrandt, Drawings by Lars Norgard
“Radio Harvest”, 2 litographies, assignment for KLF, Frederiksberg, printed by Hostrup Petersen & Johansen, Copenhagen
“Pocketlines”, serie of 7 etchings, Schaeffer Graphic Workshop, Copenhagen

2011

“Seven Magic Moles”, assignment for DTU, Lyngby, Ny Carlsbergfondet

2012

“Chamberlain Nicolai de Neergaard”, portrait assignment

“New Escape Plan”, assignment for The Court in Copenhagen

 

2013

“Natalie”, assignment for N. Zahles Gymnasieskole, Copenhagen
Ny Carlsbergfondet

2014

“Sitting In A Big Crown”, Christianskirken, Berlin. Birgitte Erichsens Fond

Ghost Train by The Quiet Boy. Unthinkable (889211256662). Album cover art

2015

“Musholm”, assignment for Musholm, Korsør

“Phaedon”, assignment for Vennerslund Castle, Nørre Alslev

 

 

 

about Lars Nørgård

Biographies and exhibition catalogues

Uden titel: De unge vilde/Jens Erik Sørensen. Aarhus Kunstmuseum, 1983, 71 pages

Can a Woman be Happy with a New-Wave Haircut, Århus: Galleri Specta, 1984, 64 pages

Fruen ringer ikke – det må man selv gøre: Paintings. Århus: Galleri Specta, 1985, 5 pages + 24 illustrations

Lars Nørgård og Michael Kvium. Horsens Kunstmuseum Lunden, 1986. 31 pages

A WOMAN CAN TAKE YOU TO ANOTHER UNIVERSE/SOMETIMES SHE JUST LEAVES YOU THERE. Photonovel (with Erik A. Frandsen). Aarhus: Gallery Specta, 1987

Circe. Hellerup: Galleri Prag, 1987, 33  pages

Blinde ører/text: Vagn E. Olsson and peter S. Meyer; photos Per Bak Jensen. Kbh: Arme og Ben, 1988, 32 pages

Vamos a ver/drawings: Lars Nørgård; photos Per Bak Jensen, Kbh: Arme og Ben, 1988, 32 pages

Flåt(d)ens nyhed(t)er. Sorø: vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, 1991, 44 pages

Lars Nørgård: Salthorse. Kbh: Galerie Mikael Andersen, 1992, 27 pages

Jerngården: Lars Nørgård. Roskilde: City Workshop, 1993, 8 pages

Lars Nørgård/text: Malene Vest Hansen & Vagn E. Olsson. Kbh: Kulturministeriet, 1994, 47 pages

Lars Nørgård: et udvalg af billeder/text by Poul Erik Tøjner. Kbh: Søren Fogtdal, 1994, 16 pages + illustrations (Dansk nutidskunst; 21

Et tandsæt af forlorne pensler. Kbh: Galleri Asbæk, 1996

Smil i gråvejr/text: Pier Maria Andersen. Skive Kunstmuseum, 1998; 32 pages

LITTLE MAN WITH A BIG HAT. Text: Søren Wedderkopp. New York, USA: Catalogue for DCA Gallery, 1999

Grundstødt forskning. Århus: Galerie MøllerWitt, 2000, 31 pages

Vandet under broen/text and drawings: Lars Nørgård. Kbh: Galerie Asbæk, 2000, 96 pages

Ventilation og vemod. Århus: Galerie MøllerWitt, 2003, 31 pages

Vidner til en totalløsning. Kbh: Galerie Asbæk, 2003, 39 pages

Clinch! danske kunstnere markerer Kunstakademiets 250 års jubilæum på Statens Museum for Kunst. Statens Museum for Kunst, 2004, 197 pages (interview with Lars Nørgård and others)

Lars Nørgård – Maleri/Trine Ross. Kbh: Aschehoug, 2004, 199 pages

8539 dage – Lars Nørgård. Kolding: Trapholt, 2005, 47 pages

Benzin/text: Trine Ross. Århus: Galerie MøllerWitt, 2006, 46 pages

Draw the Wallet/text: Lars Bukdahl. Kbh: Statens Museum for Kunst, 2006, 255 pages

Dårlige nerver/text: Lisbeth Bonde. Kbh: Christian Ejlers, 2007, 143 pages.

Sunbeam: nye malerier. Århus: Galerie MøllerWitt, 2009, 48 pages

De vilde 80ére/editor: Christian Gether with others. Ishøj: Arken, 2010, 32 pages

Lars Nørgård: Lyse sider. Næstved: Rønnebæksholm, 2011, 32 pages

Lars Nørgård: Luxury Visions. KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art: Aalborg, 2011, 194 pages

Lars Nørgård: Rotor & Retur. Kbh: Galerie Mikael Andersen, 2011, 48 pages

Lars Nørgård: Die Korrekte Verwedung von Seife, Berlin: Galerie Mikael Andersen, 2012, 48 pages

Lars Nørgård: Fairway. Kbh: Galerie Mikael Andersen, 2014, 48 pages

Lars Nørgård: Morphine/text: Claus Hagedorn-Olsen Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens, 2016, 86 pages

Lars Nørgård: Beehive Cockpit/text: Morten Kyndrup, Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, 2017, 80 pages

 

 

 

 

Scholarships

1986 Villiam H. Michaelsens Scholarship for Drawing
1988 The Danish Arts Foundation 3 Years Scholarship
1989 Scholarship from the Kristian Zahrtsmanns Foundation
1989 “The Artist of the Year” Jyllands-Posten
1990 Scholarship from the foundation for Danish- Norwegian cooperation
2000 Vilhelm Pachts Art Scholarship
2003 The Big Soendergaard Scholarship
2006 Niels Wessel Bagges Scholarship
2011 Ny Carlsbergfondets Travel Grants

Biography

Born: 25th October 1956, Aalborg, Denmark
Educated at Skolen for Brugskunst, Copenhagen, 1975-78,
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 1980-81
Member of “Workshop Worst” from 1982 to 1984
Affiliated to the art group “De Unge Vilde” throughout the 1980’s

Lars Nørgård worked from 1977 until 1980 in a photo realistic style. During his studies in USA 1980-81, his paintings changed with an emphasis on abstract expression, especially inspired by the artist, Willem De Kooning. His palette was now “Americanised”, with strong, bold and light colours. On his return to Denmark, Lars Nørgård joined his acquaintance, Erik A. Frandsen’s experimental art school, “Workshop Worst”. Lars Nørgård was a part of this art community, and developed over the next few years a figurative style, more allegorical paintings with the members of Workshop Worst as stage models. From 1986, Lars Nørgård alternated between an abstract expressional style, now with a heavy Nordic colour pallet, and a tight cartoonist figurative style. In 1998, Lars Nørgård decided to stop the pendulum, and chose to gather the threads to create the painting style, that today are characteristic for the artist – an amalgamation of figures and space, a picture devoid of a complete explanation, an energetic expression with both abstract and surreal elements. The surreal elements come from the many, completely over simplified line drawings within Lars Nørgård’s parallel production.

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Biography in Danish

Lars Nørgård biografi

Født 25.oktober 1956,
Aalborg Uddannet på Skolen for Brugskunst, København, 1975-78,
Academy of Art College, San Francisco, 1980-81
Medlem af “Værkstedet Værst” fra 1982-1984
Tilknyttet “De Unge Vilde” op gennem firserne

Lars Nørgård arbejdede i 1977-80 i et fotorealistisk sprog. Ved studiet i USA 1980-81, blev dette maleri dog hurtigt udskiftet med et abstrakt ekspressivt udtryk, især inspireret af maleren Willem De Kooning. Paletten var nu “amerikaniseret”, i stærke, lysende farver. Tilbage i Danmark stiftede LN bekendtskab med Erik A. Frandsen, medstifter af den eksperimenterende kunstskole “Værkstedet Værst”. LN blev en del af dette kunstnerfællesskab, og udviklede på et par år et figurativt sprog, et allegorisk maleri, med medlemmerne af VV, som modeller i scenerierne. Efter 1986 arbejdede LN skiftevis i et abstrakt-ekspressivt udtryk, nu med brug af mere nordiske, tunge farvetoner, samt et stramt tegneserieagtigt, figurativt sprog. I 1998 stoppede LN denne penduleren, og samlede trådene til det maleri, der idag er kendetegnende for kunstneren: en sammensmeltning af figur og rum, et billede blottet for færdige forklaringer og egentlige fix-punkter, et energisk udtryk med både abstrakte og surreelle elementer. De sureelle elementer hentes fra de mange, helt forenklede stregtegninger, Lars Nørgård´s sideløbende produktion.

Museumspræsentation

ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Århus
Esbjerg Kunstmuseum, Esbjerg
Helsingør Bymuseum, Helsingør
Horsens Kunstmuseum, Horsens

Kastrupgaardsamlingen, Kastrup
Kobberstiksamlingen, Statens Museum for Kunst, København
Kunstindustrimuseet, København
Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding
Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg
Randers Kunstmuseum, Randers
Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive
Statens Museum for Kunst, København
Sønderjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tønder
Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle
Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum, Sorø