Per Adolfsen


Per Adolfsen’s emotionally charged acrylic paintings seamlessly merge representational and abstract elements that activate the works with surprising “funhouse” effects of fear, foreboding and buoyancy.  The dream-like floating tableaux, replete with swirling figures and fragmented architectural forms, engage the viewer in a seductive world of fantasy and uncertainty that recalls classic Scandinavian angst.


JANINE BEAN GALLERY, Berlin (Ode on melancholy), Berlin 2011 – Group
ART MIAMI 2011, with Schuebbe Projects, Miami
Art Labor Gallery (High Five) Groupshow, Shanghai 2011
Aqua Art Fair 2011, with Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York
SH Contemporary 2011, with Art Labor Gallery, Shanghai
ART LABOR GALLERY, “The imaginary Eden of Per Adolfsen”, Shanghai 2011 – Solo
Schübbe Projects, “LIFEWIRE”, Düsseldorf 2011 – Solo
ART HONG KONG 2011, with Schübbe-Projects, Hong Kong
Art Los Angeles contemporary 2011, Los Angeles
ART STAGE SINGAPORE 2011, with Schuebbe Projects, Singapore
ART MIAMI 2010, with Schuebbe Projects, Miami
Aqua Art Miami 2010, Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York
SH Contemporary 2010, with Schübbe-Projects, Shanghai
ART LABOR GALLERY 2.0, Shanghai 2010 – Group show – Second Impressions
ART HONG KONG 2010, with Schübbe-Projects, Hong Kong
532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York 2010 – Solo
ART-BEIJING 2010, with Schübbe-Projects, Beijing
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark 2010
Gallerie Rasmus, The World is Floating, Copenhagen DK 2009 – Solo
Gallerie Rasmus, Synchronicity, Odense DK 2008 – Solo
Galleri SOTO, From Light Into Darkness, Aalborg DK 2007 – Solo
Galleri Veldpape, 13 danish Artists, Groningen, Holland 2006
(Curated exbh. in cooperation with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark)
ART-HERNING DK, 2006-2009
Galerie Wolfsen Aalborg, DK 2002 and 2005 – Solo
Gallerie Rasmus DK, 2004 – Solo
Gallery Andersen & Juul, City of Angels, Aalborg DK 1999 – Solo
Thorshavn Art Museum, The Faroe Islands, 1998 – Group show
Gallery Andersen & Juul, Aalborg DK 1998 – Solo



Artist Residency Shanghai, sponsored by Art Labor Gallery, 2011
Glasschord Art and Culture Magazine, New York, Article and frontpage, vol. 10, 2011
Randian online, China, review, soloshow in Shanghai “The Imaginary Eden of Mister Adolfsen”, 2011
ARTWE, Virtual exhibition with Art Labor Gallery,
Review, Randion online, Shanghai 2011
“Kunst i øjet”, Artist interview, DK4, Danish Television, april 2011
Review Art-magazine M – The New York art world, 2010
Review City weekend Shanghai – Second impressions ART LABOR GALLERY, 2010
Portrait danish radio DR P1, 2010
Publication, book: 101 Danish Artists 2009
Artist-talk ART-COPENHAGEN 2009
Publication, book: The World is Floating , 74 pages about the works of Per Adolfsen 2009
Publication, article: The Magazine Art, ”Danish art Magazine on contemporary art” 2009
Publication, article: The Magazine Visitor 2009
Publication, article: Magazine Antique & Auction 2008
Decoration of the Comwell Hotel 2008
TV-2, Danish local TV, Portrait of the artist, 2007
Catalogue for exhibition: From Light Into Darkness 2007
Catalogue for exhibition, Gallery Wolfsen 2002 og 2005
Artist of the Year, article in Danish national newpaper Kristeligt Dagblad 1998
Publication, book: Artists from Funen, Denmark
Artist of the Year, Art Society of the County of Aalborg, Denmark.



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