Mi 01.09.2021 - So 31.10.2021
Henrik Martensen takes up a distinctive position in modern Danish painting. He draws upon the 17th century romanticism and convincingly manages to express difficult artistic challenges, such as capturing a sense of the sublime, but viewed through the cleft lenses of modern day society.
In Martensens paintings one immediately feels at home, but soon one gets the unsettling feeling something is wrong. Martensens paintings opens more doors than they closes, and asks more questions than the answers.
I curated a large exhibition – PANORAMA –
in which Martensen played a major role.
Christian Kortegaard Madsen, Master of Arts,
Curator at the Johannes Larsen Museum,