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Erik A Frandsen

Born 1957 in Randers, Denmark

Frandsen’s artistic career began with practical experience he gained between 1976 and 1979 when he travelled to Greece to study ceramics and then to Italy where he trained as a sculptor at Carrara before moving to Paris where he engaged in graphic art. After moving to Copenhagen in 1981, where he founded an art collective, he developed an art practice which encompassed all of the skills gained through his early experience, together with painting, photography, mosaic and lithography.

He has exhibited widely over the past forty years; in 1992 he was represented in Documenta IX in Kassel and in 2010 he was among other artists, including Olafur Eliasson and Jesper Christiansen invited to decorate Frederik VIII’s Mansion in Copenhagen. Awards received in Denmark include the Eckersberg Medal, the Thorvaldsen Medal and the State Art Fund’s lifetime achievement award.