ALLAN OTTE

Allan Otte (born 1978) is a Danish visual artist known for his photo-realistic paintings, dealing with the description of the collision between modern agriculture and the old households, strongly inspired by his native town Aars.

Allan Otte's super realistic works are scenes with almost unusual mysterious images of places in Denmark , almost undramatic and stagnant in their expression.
He paints with acrylic on both canvas and wood panel.

Allan Otte's paintings have a dreamlike realistic feel with the touch of being grotesque, apocalyptic and melancholy. At other times they are full of beautiful and romantic stories and the melancholic mood in the painting is replaced with pleasure, surprise and joy.

The landscape and images of broken vehicles and worn or burning agricultural machines, thus balancing the edge between a dream and documentation of our society.
The tragic, absurd and beautiful in the fragility of life is his focal point and the works are 'silent' after images, however, they put their minds in vigorous motion and change continuously as they occupy them.
Born in 1978. Lives and works in Copenhagen

EDUCATION

2001-2007
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Cph

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Nye strækninger. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph

2010
Efterbilleder. Gl. Holtegaard, Holte Efterbilleder. Kunsten, Aalborg

2009
Nye Afveje. Forhallen Politiken, Cph

2008
Stille billeder. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph Landskabsmaleri. Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive

2006
Everything is Good Here. Himmerlands Kunstmuseum, Aars Everything is Good Here. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2012
Ude af fokus. Holstebro Kunstmuseum, Holstebro
Sådan set. Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, Kunstbygningen i Vrå, Vrå, Kunstforeningen “Det NyKastet“, Thisted, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup

2011
New Works, Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph

2010
Grønningen. Docken, Cph

2009
Parallel Lines. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph Maleri/Skulptur. Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus

2008
Grønningen. Bornholms Kunstmuseum, Gudhjem
Enter - Young Art Triennial. Kunsthallen Brandts, Odense Et blik på det fremmede. Bendixen Contemporary Art, Cph

2007
Carnegie Art Award 2008. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki (SF), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo (N), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning - Contemporary Art
Space,
Copenhagen (DK), Listasafn Kópavogs, Kópavogur / Reykjavík (IS), Konstakademien, Stockholm
(SE), Royal College of Art, London (UK), Göteborgs Konstmuseum, Göteborg (SE), Centre
International dʼArt Contemporain, Carros (F)
Odd Spaces. Galerie MøllerWitt, Aarhus
Exit. Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Cph
PT 07. Vestjyllands Kunstmuseum, Tistrup
Homecoming. Vendsyssel Kunstmuseum, Hjørring

2006
Efterårsudstillingen. Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Cph Go Figure! ARKEN – Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj
Kiel Kopenhagen. Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Plön (DE) True Stories. Galerie Leger, Malmö (SE)

2005
Set. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph
In Between. Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Cph Dørstopper. Galleri Franz Pedersen, Horsens

2004
Realisme? Den Frie Udstillingsbygning - Contemporary Art Space, Cph Nyt Blod. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph
Real Imitations. Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Cph
Forårsudstillingen. Charlottenborg Udstillingsbygning, Cph

2003
Dansk Sommer 90x90. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph Thisted Biennalen. Kunstforeningen ”Det Ny Kastet”, Thisted
2002
Elmerʼs Cut. Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Cph Forårsudstillingen. Charlottenborg udstillingsbygning, Cph

2001
Forårsudstillingen. Charlottenborg udstillingsbygning, Cph

PUBLIC ART / COMMISSIONS

Decoration Project. Saxo Bank, Hellerup. 2012
Decoration Project. Horten, Hellerup. 2011
Decoration Project. Saxo Bank, Hellerup. 2010
Decoration Project. Erhvervs og Byggestyrelsen, Cph. 2008-09 Contribution to the video project VideoVideo related to Nephewʼs album Tivoli Poster, 2007
Nærum Amtsgymnasium (High School), Nærum, 2005

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

KUNSTENʼs Collection – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, 2010
Danish Arts Council, 2010
Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive, 2006
ARKEN's Collection, Arken - Museum of Modern Art, Ishøj, 2004
PRIZES / GRANTS
Dir. J.P.Lund og hustru Vilhelmine Buggeʼs legat (grant), 2012
Working grant Danish Arts Council, 2010, 2009, 2008 Hartmann Fondens Diplompris (Prize), 2008
Solar Fonden Hæderslegat (Grant), 2004

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)

Dan Hays: Slow Motion Car Crash. exhibition catalogue solo exhibition, Gl. Holtegaard, Holte –
and KUNSTEN – Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, 2010
Mikkel Bogh: Maleriet på vej. exhibition catalogue solo exhibition, Skive Kunstmuseum, Skive, 2008
Carnegie Art Award, group exhibition catalogue, 2008
Lisbeth Bonde:”En realist i cybertiden”, catalogue, Everything is Good Here,
Galleri Tom Christoffersen Copenhagen, 2006