Overview

Vandal was born in 1988 in Denmark, currently based in Brescia, Italy. Vandal is a multidisciplinary artist working across mediums, such as painting, sculpture, installation and writing.


Nostalgia and melancholy permeate the experience of his work. The artist transforms his experiences of personal trauma in his early life into a highly personal, visual, poetic and enigmatic language through the use of every medium he finds relevant within his reach. There is an antithesis between presence and absence, being free and being confined, a wandering dialogue between reality and illusion. This invites the viewer to meander in the land of the unwanted and unseen. The title work, Solitary Wanderer explores the notion and curiousness of reality with the large Pocket Paintings, which he calls them.


“Vandal’s work is purely based on the inner. The work is a form of catharsis for Vandal, the process in making the work proves therapeutic and the viewer is presented with something deep and serene.”


His autumnal coloured paintings, the Adagio paintings or otherwise known as his Landscapes is likely what Vandal is most known for, are made in such a way that he is able to explore the painting in the same way as the viewer.


Vandal’s ideology is based on the poet Keats’ term, ‘negative capability’ and is drawn to various and often unusual mediums for their symbolic potency. To the study of the mind based on Jung’s psychoanalysis. Investigating trauma and the life in between the conscious and the unconscious parts of ourselves.


Vandal defines his work as a ‘medley of silence’ and ‘the embroidery to the time he is given’.

Works
Exhibitions
Studio shots
Publications
Biography
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2024

 

'The Stolen Child,' C.A.R.M.E chiesa dei Santi Giacomo e Filippo, Brescia, Italy

2023

 

'In A Landscape', Cadogan Gallery, Milan, Italy

2021

 

‘Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen’. Numeroventi, Firenze, Italy

2019

 

‘The Wind Amongst The Reeds’, With Tableau. Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

‘De Profundis - Variation I’, With Sage Culture Gallery. Los Angeles, US

2017

 

‘Performance, Coyote - Lo Stato Dell'arte’, 57th Biennale Di Venezia. Palazzo Zenobio. Venice, Italy

 

 

‘Negative Capability’, At Palazzo Monti. Brescia, Italy

2014

 

‘The Narcissist’, With Gallery Etage Project. Copenhagen, Denmark

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 

2023

 

'Through The Walls', Cadogan Gallery, London, UK

2022

 

Orizzonti Del Corpo, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani In Collaboration With Aterballetto. Curated By Marina Dacci. Palazzo Da Mosto, Reggio Emilia, Italy

2021

 

‘Under A Dome’, Two Person Show At Cadogan Gallery. Curated By Martino Di Napoli Rampolla. London, UK

 

 

Gallery Bubble ‘n’ Squek (Gallery Anna Marra & Gallery Nosco & Gallery Montoro12. Hétérotopie Curated By Edoardo Monti. Bruxelles, Belgium

2020

 

Palazzo Monti Show At Mana Contemporary. New York, US

 

 

Art Drive In Generali, At Assicurazion I Genrali, Curated By Massimo Minini And Edoardo Monti. Brescia, Italy

   

Banners At Palazzo Monti. Brescia, Italy

2019

 

Ark Jornal / Dansk Industri At Kunsthal Charlottenborg. Copenhagen, Denmark

 

ART FAIRS 

2024

 

'miart' Cadogan Gallery, Milan, Italy

2021

 

Enter art fair, presented by Bubble’n’Squek Gallery. Copenhagen, Denmark.

2020

 

Art Palm Spring, presented by Sage Culture Gallery, Palm Springs, USA

2019

 

Art Aspen, presented by Sage Culture Gallery, Aspen, USA

 

 

Sofa chicago, presented by Sage Culture Gallery, Chicago, USA

 

 Residencies

2021

 

Numeroventi, Firenze, Italy
2017/18

 

 Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

 

Collections

Fondazione Palazzo Magnani
Palazzo Monti


Prizes

2021 Ducato prize nominee

 
Press