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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.

Solo Exhibitions

2019, This Summer, Galleri5000, Odense
2018, This Summer, Galleri Brænderigården, Horsens,Denmark
2016, A C Q U A, Gallerie Lorien, Copenhagen, Denmark
2016, Under the Water, Galleri Clifford, Vejle, Denmark
2013, Molndal Cultural Days, Kvanbyn, Mölndal, Sverige
2013, Birgitte SOLO, The Scandinavian Tobbacco Compagny, Assens, Denmark
2013, The Portrait – Copy or Mood, Foyergalleriet Hollufgård, Odense, Denmark
2011, Birgitte SOLO, The Dormitory, Løgumkloster, Denmark
2011, Birgitte SOLO, Galleri Vejle, Vejle, Denmark

Group Exhibitions

2018, Horizons and Reflections, Galleria Pirra, Turin, Italy
2015, August, Galleri Clifford, Vejle, Denmark
2015, Groupshow, Gallerie Lorien, Copenhagen, Denmark
2015, Unpredictable Iceland, The North Atlantic House, Odense, Denmark
2014, Seamaids and Water, Galleri Weber, Svendborg, Denmark
2014, 64° ISLAND, Foyergalleriet Hollufgård, Odense, Denmark
2002, Groupshow, JB Galleri, Copenhagen, Denmark
2000, Madsen & Agerbæk, Gallerie Nouvelle, Horsens, Denmark

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, Artist in Residency, Germany

Original works:

Wellen, I, Ahrenshoop

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Wellen, II, Ahrenshoop

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Wellen, III, Ahrenshoop

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Wellen, IV, Ahrenshoop

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Die Heidi (Getting Closer)

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£1600

At the Beach, Ahrenshoop

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£1600

Man walking the Dog, Ahrenshoo...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£1400

Observing Bardabunga, groups

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£1350

Getting Closer, IV

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

Getting Closer, II

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

Getting Closer, III

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£6900

This Summer, Man and Shadows

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, boy at the beach ...

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£530

Ocean Currents, I

By Birgitte Lykke Madsen

£550

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Men With Ice in Sydney, II

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Men With Ice in Sydney, IV

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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

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Sea, Iceland

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Floating 2016

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Beneath the Surface

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Reflections on Low Water II

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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

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Men in Water - Steam

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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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