MARTIN BIGUM

Martin Bigum (born 1966) lives and works in Copenhagen. He is primarily painter but has since the 1990s experimented with graphics, drawings, photography, installations, video art, music and poetry. Bigum has exhibited in Denmark and abroad, and his works are represented in Danish and international collections such as ARKEN, ARoS and SMK and in private collections in Sweden, Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, USA and Japan.

Martin Bigum’s works are often full of reference, and he uses art history as an elusive image bank, ranging from medieval doomsday scenarios to popular comic cartoons. In addition to the comic-like character, you can find a relationship with J. F. Willumsen’s late paintings, the futurists’ fascination of movement and the fragmented image build-up of cubism.

Venskab (Friendship), 2015-18,

Oil on canvas

170 x 170 cm

RESERVED

Halvvejs over havet (Halfway across the Sea), 2020

Crayon sketch for painting

30 x 39 cm

Hand-painted frame

Ikke-robotten (Non-robot), 2020

Crayon sketch for painting

50 x 38 cm

Hand-painted frame

Singing Flowers, 2020

Pencil sketch

50 x 38 cm

Hand-painted frame

My Restless Friend,

Crayon sketch for painting

50 x 38 cm

Hand-painted frame

Pige med hat (Girl with hat), 2020

Crayon on paper

30 x 39 cm

Hand-painted frame

Jardin des Luxembourg, 2020

Crayon on paper

30 x 39 cm

Hand-painted frame

Hovedet oven vande (Head above water), 2020

Crayon on paper

30 x 39 cm,

Hand-painted frame

The Downfall, 2020

Pencil sketch for painting

30 x 39 cm

Hand-painted frame