Residency Unlimited


2018 | NYC | Artist

Carl Martin Hansen

Sculpture group Berlin, 2018, bronze, height each 80 - 85 cm
Artist Name: Carl Martin Hansen
Residency Dates: October - November
Born: 1956
Hometown: Odense, Denmark
Lives & Works: Bergen, Norway

Education: Hochschule der Bildende Künste, Hamburg, Germany, 1992 -93 West Norway Academy of Arts, Bergen, Norway, 1990 -94 Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Germany,1998

Bio / Statement:

Carl Martin Hansen’s sculptures, drawings and paintings are linked by the notion of intuition and the unconscious. His abstract practice is often inspired by landscape and musical impressions. Hansen’s drawings are executed over a long period of time, often during his travels, where he meditates on the concepts of dreams, the self and the psyche. The most recent body of paintings explore the bond with bodily forms where the artist inserts fragments of text throughout the plane of the picture. Hansen’s latest project No Expectations is an artist book, which gathers feelings during his stay at Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago between mainland Norway and the North Pole. The artist explored the natural vistas by himself, known for its rugged, remote terrain of glaciers and frozen tundra.

His work has been shown internationally in solo exhibitions including: Blue notations, Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, 2018; Sway, Galleri BOA, Oslo, Norway, 2016; Out of the blue, Galleri Christinegaard, Bergen, Norway, 2015; Reflection Intersection, Galleri Neptun, Bergen, Norway, 2015; Rock stories, Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen, Norway, 2015; Interactions, Visningsrommet USF, Bergen (with Trudi Jaeger), 2013; Green lakes and blue blood, Kabuso Arthouse, Øystese (with Haugland and Tronsmo), 2013; Tag Team Studio, Bergen, Norway, 2012; The Museum of Drawing, Laholm, Sweden, 2008; Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Trier, Germany, 2008; Vibrations, Skien Art Society, Norway, 2006; Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Kunstsenteret, Førde, Norway, 2006; and Kunstverein Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany, 2005. Group exhibitions include: Sculpture exhibition, Refsnes Gods, Norway, 2017; Refuge –on the longing for paradise, Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Germany, 2014; News to the collection, Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Førde, Norway, 2013; BGO1, Bergen Art Museum, 2010; From line into sculpture, Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Tyskland, 2010; Solitude –endangered landscapes, Neues Kunsthaus Ahrenshoop, Germany, 2009.

Select Permanent Collections: Norsk Kulturråd, Norway; Bergen Art Museum, Norway; Sogn og Fjordane Art Museum, Norway; Drammen Museum, Art Department, Norway; The Museum of Drawing, Laholm, Sweden

Support: Carl Martin Hansen's residency is made possible with support from City of Bergen, Culture Departement.