University: Academi of Fine Arts, Odense, DK
It is almost as if Lykke Madsen makes the hot and cold temperatures of colour which are essential to painting, the very subject of her painting. While forming a rare and convivial world apart, Madsen’s works also summon now longed-for physical sensations of the landscape experienced under the blue sky, in the heat and the cool of the seaside. You can almost hear the muted unity of sound rising like a vapour. Indistinct, half-glimpsed, a mist of memory – these are paintings for unlimited reverie. The only call for urgency is their poignancy.
The paintings explore the depth and the color of water and what influence it makes on people. I study, what influence the size of a space have on a person.
- The immense and undefined room under water for a single person. I often paint a woman as I, as a woman, know this body; the gravity and the proportions, the strength and the weakness and the person´s size compared to the room around her.
- The crowds of people in the sea show the tranquility, a certain moment in different people´s life suddenly connected through the water.
Painting water sets me free of any limitation concerning room and reality - both in the use of colors as in the depiction. I use oil paint in my works as the nature of oil gives you the possibility to paint both transparent and/or cover the canvas (al prima). Especially in painting the sea, the transparency is important to my expression.
In my work I try to connect to the viewer´s experiences; both to this very moment and to their recalled memories. I try to make them be aware of their being and of their present.
2013, Scandinavian Tobbacco Compagny
2013, Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2012, The Landscape, Cold College, Odense, Denmark.
2012, The Portrait – Copy or Mood, Foyergalleriet, Odense, Denmark.
2011, The Dormitory in the church of Løgumkloster, Denmark.
2010, Galleri Vejle, Denmark.
2008, The Tree, ByArt, Odense, Denmark.
2002, JB Galleri, København, Denmark.
2000, Galleri Vent, Nr.Åby, Denmark.
2000, Gallerie Nouvelle, Horsens, Denmark.
1999, Gallery Ægidius, Randers, Denmark.
1998, Gallery Utsira, Esbjerg, Denmark.
1995, Gallery Gerly, Copenhagen, Denmark.
1991-92, Touring Exhibition, Denmark.
2013 How Art Is Made - Projects and Processes, Odense, Denmark.
2012, Small Works Sale, Foyergalleriet, Odense, Denmark.
2012, Summerexhibition, Galleri V58, Aarhus, Denmark.
2012, ”Øjenhøjde”, NICOLAI, Kolding, Denmark.
2012, DANE, artists for art and environment, Odense, Denmark.
2011, Marziart Internationale Galerie, Hamburg, Germany.
2011, Small Work Sale, Foyergalleriet, GAH,Denmark.
2010, Reconstructed Landscape, Galleri ByArt, Odense and Gallery Bjerre, Struer, Denmark.
2009-10, ”My Heart Belongs to..”, National Print Museum, Dublin, Ireland, & Korsør; Kolding, Odense, Denmark.
2009, Madsnedøfortet, Denmark.
2009, The Portrait IN MENTE. Toldboden, Kerteminde, Denmark.
2009, Kongegården, Korsør, Denmark.
2009, Kunst and Design, Kolding, Denmark.
2008, ”Gränsland”. Galleri Frida, Sweden.
2008, Galleri Munken, Løkken, Denmark.
2007, ”Immigrants”, six museums in USA.
2007, ”Immigrants”, Galleri Frida, Sweden.
2007, Galleri 2RN, Åkirkeby, Denmark.
2007, Galleri Himmelhav, Frederikshavn, Denmark.
2006, “One Size Fits All”, Rundetårn, København, Denmark.
2005-06, ”Den Grafiske Genbank”, ArtCenter Silkeborg Bath andJohannes Larsen Museum, Kerteminde, Denmark.
2005, IN MENTE, BaneGården, Aabenraa, Denmark.
2005, H.C. Andersen, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark.
2005, "15 billedhuggere og 16 grafikere", Dronninglund Kunstcenter, Denmark.
2004, Død & Pine, Klosterbakken, Odense, Denmark.
2003, Funen Spring, Dronninglund Artcenter, Denmark.
2001, Magi og Folkekunst, Fyns Kunstmuseum, Denmark.
Competitions, Prizes, Awards and Honours
2006, Honours, Fyns Amts Kunstpris, Art Price from the Counsil of Funen, Denmark.
1997 Honours, Representing the Culture Council of Odense inKiev, Ukraine.
1996 Competition, Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling, Århus, Denmark.
1994, Competition, Åbningsudstillingen på Filosofgangen 30, Odense, Denmark.
1993, Competition, Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling, Tistrup, Denmark.
1992, Competition, "Den Sønderjyske", Hammelev, Denmark.
1992, Award, T.A. Christian von Irgens-Bergh's Kunstnerlegat, Denmark.
1989, Competition, Nordic Teckningstriennal, Skellefteå, Sweden.
1988, Competition, Odense’s 1. censured exhibition, Denmark.
1987, Honours, Eight to Date, BRANDTS, Denmark.
1985 Award, Andreas Dænke Arentholz Arvingers Legat, Denmark.
Bolbro Swimming pool, Odense, Denmark.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Odense, Denmark.
Glass decoration at The University Hospital in Odense, Denmark.
Oil paintings at The University Hospital of Odense, Denmark.
Museum of Kleinkunst, Holstebro, Denmark.
The Municipality of Odense, Denmark.
Fine Arts Foundation of Funen, Denmark.
JB Gallerie, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mobile and decoration at a Senior Center, Vissenbjerg, Denmark.
Oil paintings at Adults Education Center, Odense, Denmark.
Fyns Studenter og HF-kursus, Odense, Denmark.
Danish Railways, Hellerup, Denmark.
"Badutspringer", Gabel painting, Odense, Denmark.
"Bergs Billeder", Gabel painting, Odense Denmark.
Decoration at the Educator School of Denmark.
Project manager and curator at Nordic Printing Relay, Denmark and Sweden.