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Glenn Sorensen

Blue bamboo vase

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:38 PM GMT


6,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details


Glenn Sorensen

b. 1968

Blue bamboo vase

Executed in 2001

oil on canvas

17 ½ by 14 ½ in. (44.5 by 36.8 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Corvi-Mora, London

Glenn Sorensen’s work is noted for its spareness and the energized simplicity of its depiction of objects, scenery, and figurative motifs. In both painting and sculpture, Sorensen works through a process of reduction, systematically removing any previous gestures or decisions he deems nonessential. His use of a restrained color palette paired with the urgency of his approach blurs the lines between the traditions of portraiture and still life.

Recent solo exhibitions of Sorensen’s work include those at Corvi Mora, London; Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam; and Galleria Raucci/Santamaria, Naples; as well as inclusion in exhibitions at Tristian Koenig, Victoria; ArtBO International, Bogota; Galerie Zink, Berlin; and Galleri Nicolai Wallner, Copenhagen.

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