Born 1960, Denmark. Raised in Bury, England. Moved to Copenhagen 1967 and has lived there since.
"Contemporary art, especially painting, has turned towards a renewed interest in the craft of figurative art. Contemporary art is of course no longer modernist art, but postmodernist art, and as such a renewed interest in the lost craft of figurative painting, that modernism killed off, is only natural, though it is also a very elitist trend within otherwise selfconceited postmodernism. So we are happy to consider our selves anti-postmodernists. As contemporary anti-postmodern artists we have to reinvent old painting skills in a new form of figure painting. Only this way can we move art beyond the pseudo-intellectual amateurisms of postmodernism." Jan Esmann 2005-06.
Self-taught artist... Well in order to learn craft I studied at the Department of Conservation at the Copenhagen Royal Academy of Arts 1987-1990.
Past Shows: 2006 Polka-Dot, An Art Gallery, Copenhagen Gallerihuset, Copenhagen
2005 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen
2004 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen
2003 The More Gallery, USA. Gallerihuset, Copenhagen.
2002 The More Gallery. USA. (twice)
2001 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen Artfair: Art Copenhagen (Kunstmessen i Forum) Artfair: Kunstmessen Herning 10 World Artists at Noosagallery, Australia - Chosen to represent Denmark
2000 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen Gallerie 108, Rosklide Artfair: Art Copenhagen (Kunstmessen i Forum) Artfair: Kunstmessen Herning Memorial Exhibition for Palle Nielsen
1999 Ikon 2000, Kunstnernes Hus, rhus Alice Lookingglass Gallery, New York Artfair: Art Copenhagen (Kunstmessen i Forum) Lejnieks Fine Art, California
1998 Gallerihuset, Copenhagen.. Artfair: Kunstmessen Herning Alice Lookingglass Gallery, New York Lejnieks Fine Art, California
1994 Gallerie Knud Grothe, Charlottenlund
1993 Galleri Kobolt. Copenhagen.
1992 Charlottenborgs Forrsudstilling New Court Gallery, Copenhagen Kunstnernes Efterrsudstilling
1991 Kunstnernes Efterrsudstilling
1990 Kunstnernes Efterrsudstilling
1987 Kunstnernes Efterrsudstilling
1986 Kunstnernes Efterrsudstilling,
Future Shows: Annual solo-exhibition at Gallery Polka-Dot, Copenhagen