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Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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University: Academi of Fine Arts, Odense, DK
Graduation Year: 1986

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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.

Artist Statement

I am a painter. I am fascinated by the difference in cold and warm colors and the different atmospheres that it creates in our mind. My hereby presented oil paintings are describing people in water. The secret life under the water surface, or the public life watching crowds of people gathered in the sea, their connections or non-connections.

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.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2016 A C Q U A , Gallerie Lorien, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 16 Under the Water , Galleri Clifford, Vejle, Denmark
2015 Galleri Clifford, Vejle, Denmark
2015 Gallerie Lorien, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015 Galleria Pirra, Turin, Italy
2015 Unpredictable Iceland. North Atlantic House, Denmark
2014 Seamaids and Water, Galleri Weber, Svendborg, Denmark
2013 64° ISLAND, Foyergalleriet, Odense, DK
2013 Molndal Kulturdage, Kvanbyn, Sverige
2013 Scandinavian Tobbacco Compagny, Assens, DK
2013 Dansk Arbejdsgiverforening, Copenhagen, DK
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

Original works:

Getting Closer, III

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

Getting Closer, II

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

Getting Closer, IV

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

Observing Bardabunga, groups

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£1350

This Summer, Man and Shadows

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

This Summer, boy with red shor...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

This Summer, boy at the beach ...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

This Summer, people talking, I...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£2100

This Summer, people talking, I...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£2100

This Summer, people talking, I...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£2100

Reflections on Low Water, ochr...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£2100

Songs for a Sailor - the tower...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£900

Songa for a Sailor - the Passe...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£900

This Summer, woman on the beac...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Ocean Currents, I

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£800

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Men With Ice in Sydney, II

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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Men With Ice in Sydney, IV

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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It Takes Courage to Break the ...

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Late Afternoon at the Sea

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Flyder, II

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Flyder III

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Underwater, Forward

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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Sea, Iceland

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Floating 2016

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Beneath the Surface

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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Reflections on Low Water II

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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People in Water, II

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People in Water, III

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Landscape with a Fjord

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People in Water. Icelandic Ins...

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Reflection in the Surface, I, ...

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Two in Water

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Reflections on Low Water, I La...

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Reflections on Low Water, VII....

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Green Boat

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Floating, VI

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Five Floating

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Theater, VI

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Five in a Boat

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Skyfall, III

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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Men in Water - Steam

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

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Floating 2016

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Silent Day

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Reflection in the Surface, IV ...

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The Old Boat, Blue

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Winterpainting with Canoe, II ...

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Big Boat

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