Thorbjørn Bechmann Danish, b. 1966

Thorbjørn Bechmann (1966) lives and works in Copenhagen. Bechmann's process-oriented paintings are layered with a multitude of shades, hues and shadows. The shimmering, luminous quality of Bechmann's work sits comfortably within the artistic tradition the Sublime, manifested in the context of contemporary painting. 

These paintings are created through unrestrained action and intuitive freedom, allowing gravity, gesture and medium to work together harmoniously. Painted flat on the ground, solvent-diluted oil paint is allowed to flow freely, yet is harnessed, to an extent, by the artist's chosen placement of colour and form. 

Bechmann was educated at the Royal Danish Academi of the Arts. Besides his work as an artist, he has an extensive curatorial practice. He has exhibited in Denmark, Germany, Istanbul and Japan and is represented in both public and private collections, including the Danish Arts Foundation. One of his most recent exhibitions "Constant Negotiation", 2019, was rewarded by the Danish Arts Foundation for its radical investigation of a gesture-based painting.