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Michael Kvium (b. Horsens 1955)

“NS 46”. Signed Kvium 18. Pencil and crayon on paper. Sheet size 32×32 cm.

Michael Kvium made his breakthrough during the 1980s with a painting that, to a greater extent than other contemporary artists, was characterized by narrative, literary motifs. The Spanish Baroque painters such as Goya, El Greco and Velazquez were early sources of inspiration in his art, moving in a field between performance, theater and painting. His works can often be read in the light of the collapse of systems in the 80s, which, with its loss of meaning and coherence as a result, allows science to emerge as a possible explanatory model at the expense of religious narratives. In Michael Kvium's works, the viewer is confronted with a worldview that gives rise to a paradoxical mood of a horror and fascination with the ugly and of the nothingness. But the fear of emptiness and the absence of meaning or being simultaneously forms the basis of a redemption in the experience of his works.

Condition

No remarks.

Please notice that the work is part of the charity auction to benefit Børns Vilkår and the campaign “Small Children's Voices” in collaboration with “Curated by Jens-Peter Brask”.

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Estimate

30,000–40,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

46,000 kr.  

28 bids

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1067640 46,000 kr.
132659 44,000 kr.
1067640 (Auto bid) 42,000 kr.
132659 42,000 kr.
1067640 (Auto bid) 40,000 kr.
132659 38,000 kr.
1067640 (Auto bid) 36,000 kr.
132659 34,000 kr.
1067640 32,000 kr.
132659 (Auto bid) 30,000 kr.
1067640 29,000 kr.
132659 25,000 kr.
1067999 24,000 kr.
961193 23,000 kr.
310081 22,000 kr.
961193 21,000 kr.
1024711 20,000 kr.
832411 19,500 kr.
1024711 19,000 kr.
1067151 18,500 kr.
849670 18,000 kr.
173188 17,500 kr.
910229 17,000 kr.
173188 (Auto bid) 16,500 kr.
910229 16,500 kr.
173188 16,000 kr.
849670 15,500 kr.
173188 15,000 kr.