Martin Aagaard Hansen
Martin Aagaard Hansen (b. 1988, Odense, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. Martin Aagaard Hansen (b. 1988 in Odense, Denmark) lives and works in Copenhagen. He describes his paintings with terminology akin to an archaeologist, namely: scraping, digging, and excavating to find ‘the chunk of something whole’. Like discovering relics underground, he makes paintings that also delve into the unknown, the will to unearth something beneath the surface fascinating him. He likens the layers which he builds up to the effects of decay, the deft outlines of wanderers merging amongst finely scored abrasions, like mycelium roots of a sprouting mushroom.
Recent solo exhibitions include: The Eternal Village, Bibeau Krueger, New York (2023), The Tired Mask of Spring, Salon 75, Copenhagen (2020) and Gæstens drøm (The dream of the guest), Magasin lotus, Copenhagen (2018). Selected group exhibitions include: The Lurid Season, M+B, Los Angeles (2022), Zeitgeist, Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen (2022), Triple Burner, Union Pacific, London (2021) and Holbæk Art, Holbæk (2020).