Rune Christensen Danish , b. 1980

Danish artist Rune Christensen’s practice employs a stylistic, visual language to reflect upon the relationship between humans and their environment.


Christensen’s exploration of cultural tradition, religious motif, costume and textiles, manifest in dynamic displays of colour, pattern and texture. Christensen is celebrated for both his monolithic murals and delicate smaller paintings. His practice is informed by historical references - the Renaissance and Thracian and Greek pottery - and paintings by the 17th century Spanish master Diego Velasquez to draw parallels between the complexities of human behaviour historically and within the confines of modern society. 


Christensen has achieved great success throughout Europe and his paintings have featured in exhibitions throughout New York, Italy and Denmark.