Hans Alf Gallery (DK)
Louise Hindsgavl & Morten Schelde
Hans Alf Gallery was founded in 2006 and started out in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen alongside acclaimed galleries Bo Bjerggaard and V1 before moving to the more established art district in the city center in 2012. The gallery represents a select group of contemporary Danish and International artists, whose work span a variety of traditions, media and modes of expression. The main focus, though, is on classical oil painting, large-scale drawings and sculpture.
Louise Hindsgavl (b. 1973) graduated from Design School Kolding in 1999, where she studied at the Department of Ceramics and Glass. She is considered one of the most influential artists working with porcelain in Denmark today. Though predominantly white, Hindsgavl’s works tend to subvert any preconceived notions of porcelain as mere decoration or tableware, through their subject matter, often imbued with a thematic darkness. Among several prizes she boasts The Prince Eugen Medal of “Artistic Excellence” awarded to her by the Swedish Royal Court in 2015.
Morten Schelde (b. 1972) is a Danish visual artist. Schelde was trained at the Art Academy of Funen, and graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2001. He started out as a painter but later found his own unique style through the subdued language of his meticulous drawings. Morten Schelde’s universe is often dramatic, constructed upon the clash of diverging spheres and transitions between worlds. By reducing his color scheme to strict explorations of a single color, Schelde puts emphasis on the drawing as a medium.