Studio visit: Cathrine Raben Davidsen
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Cathrine Raben Davidsen
Danish artist, born 1972
Education: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2006)
Studio located in Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos by David Edwin Zanardi
Historical accounts, mythological material and works of fiction form the central impetus for Cathrine Raben Davidsen’s work. Using and juxtaposing references from cultural traditions, ancient histories of craftsmanship, the great masters of European art history as well as the current social and philosophical thinking of our own time, Raben Davidsen explores the essential traits of human nature. The traditional hierarchies among art, craftsmanship and design are channelled into an artistic oeuvre that ranges wide from painting, drawing, print and ceramics to costumes and stage design.
Raben Davidsen is Knight of the Order of Dannebrog, appointed by HM The Queen II of Denmark. She is currently working on a series of large bronze vessels for the Winter Garden of the Carlsberg Academy. A comprehensive permanent commission for The Carlsberg Academy, in the old villa of Brewer J.C. Jacobsen (1811-87).
Cathrine Raben Davidsen is represented by Nilufar Gallery, Milan and The Future Perfect, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.