Morten Andersen is one of the vivid artists within the Graffuturism movement and famous for his big size abstract dynamic canvas compositions. Morten was already two times our guest in Amsterdam during different projects (Urban Art EFX 2012 and Kosmopolite Art Tour Amsterdam 2013) and he recently opened his duo-show with Vesod at Cave Gallery in L.A.
In his artwork, Morten channels an intense relationship and obsession for crooked lines, abstract forms, transparent overlaying techniques, and graphically styled patterns into a universe of tones, complemented and sparked by the flow of a few contrast colours and powerful visual elements. Marker work is a strong player in Morten’s work, and although it’s very time intensive, it gives the final work a delicate hand-styled note.
Energetically, expressively, everything is detailed to the extreme through hard contrasts, it’s stretched, twisted, and bears a raw energy similar to that of graffiti. Morten continues to stylistically pursue this point of origin in his visuals, building on a decade of aerosol calisthenics that paved his way into the fine arts.
In the first glimpse the line work displays a resemblance to an abstract letter of the alphabet, proposing an immediate visual communication that is accentuated by unexpected colour bursts. The works offer a depth of layering and variety of elements, offering ways into the painting to create an outlet for the observer to understand the style, thoughts, personal emotions, and state of mind behind the composition.
Watch danish artist Morten Andersen in the process of conducting a new 202 x 333 cm large canvas as part of his “Elevated Electro” 2014 series. The painting premiered August the 9th at the “Remix Every Second” exhibition at Cave Gallery on Venice Beach as his key piece.
Photos (c) Morten Andersen
Header photo (c) Morten Andersen and Peter Max-Jakobsen (collaboration piece)