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Sorenn, Soren Nellemann, sorenn artworks

Says Soren: "My artistic practice is increasingly focusing on social, climate and political issues derived from a human perspective and expressed in multiple juxtapositions in the form and content. The idea drives the form and in turn the material, color and tactility of the media reflects back on the idea. My form is often one of contrasts, like life itself, in a blended style of realism drawing on renaissance historical references mixed with street art and naive children images in a chaotic and unbalanced expression. Like life itself this often lead to a complex narrative with wide variation in the viewers interpretation of my works, heated discussion, mirroring their own lives and views. This is my commentary of our world today and the humans condition, my own fears, confusion and anxieties as a commentary on how I see the world today and my own frustration with the state of affairs. My work process is one of destruction and addition working directly with the texture and tactility of the materials and context in an ever evolving process intermixing concepts until the final artwork emerges".

Having completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Hague (KABK) and Selected among 30 art graduates 2019 from all Dutch Art Academies, Soren is increasingly focusing on how to change the world through his art working more interdisciplinary with installations, sculpture, sound and video. Soren also holds a degree from Corcoran School of Art (2004), Washington DC and a Master in Development Economics and Education having worked on improving the conditions of the poorest and most marginalized across the world in diverse countries like Yemen, Saudia Arabia, Malawi, Egypt, Iran, Mozambique, Indonesia, Russia and Georgia and the Dominican Republic. In this context subjects of social justice and the human condition are never far from his mind and after having worked and lived in different developing countries issues of inequity and unfairness in life are important aspects in his artistry.

Soren work in the public space from different angles using different materials like iron-welding, stone carving to the use of poly-carbonate and found materials. When he is not sculpting he draws and paints creating highly contemporary artwork heavily influenced by neo-expressionism, hyper-realism and the golden age, street art and low-brow art, comics with a strong narrative ranging from the bizarre, funny and humorous to the dark and somber,  While often Soren is depressed by the state of affairs and our world he keeps a sense of optimism as reflected in his quotes: “I love garlic, my morning espresso and salty black liquorice, but not necessarily together”; “I hate the white cube, but I love white marshmallows” says Søren.

2023: Crypt Gallery London

2022: BIGArtFair

2021:  This Art Fair, Amsterdam, May 13-16, 2021

           Humanis Egedalis: Public commission for 15 bronze figures to be placed in municipality (2021-2022).

           Solo exhibition at Cultural Power Plant Godsbanen, July 16-August 22

2020: Solo Exhibition at Cultural Power Plant 'Godsbanen', Denmark (December 2020).

           Instant Video Work at Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum, New York, Jan 2, 2020 
           Kunstpodium T - Group Exhibition - about Religious Conflict and State of Our World Today, January 2020.

2019: SBK Gallery Amsterdam - Sprouts Young Talent - 31 Best Art Graduates from Dutch Art Academies 2019.

          Street Performance - Study of Inner Workings of Human Structures and Effect on Habitats

          Social Art Award and Book Publication "Peaceful Revolutions - Can Art Catalyze Social Change", Berlin-Germany Institute

          for Art and Innovation selected among best of 558 submissions,,

          Hague Art Week and KABK Graduation - Triptych: Eden Valley Orchard C0&Son - Political Incorrectness in Times of PC

2018: iLight Singapore International Marina Bay Festival 2019 with light sculpture "11001000" (15mx2.5) with Sabina Huyjo.

          USA, Boston Fort Point Channel Finalist for Floating Art Sculpture 2018 "This is an Apple!" about fake news curated by Emily


          Public Wildbeaming at Groede, Gallery de School.

          Hague Political Ground Festival “Welcome to Interesting Times” with Micah White of ‘Occupy Wall Street’.

         "Bouncing Off" Billytown Gallery, Group Exhibition with 6 works.

2017: Meaning of Life Public Work, 11 panels interactive on 3 public locations.

          Group Exhibition “Why Look at Animals”, KABK Den Hague.

          Gallery Parts Project, Poem, Video and Collage about LBTQ, Religion and Artistic Conditions,


2016: Boijmans Museum group exhibition as part of Surrealist Exhibition, Rotterdam,


          Grand finalist Amsterdam Light Festival with light installation “Summmm of Life”.

2012: Moscow, Russia, Private Showing of works "Popcorn."

2011: Solo Exhibition Monsters and Popcorn opened by Danish Ambassador, Koi Gallery Kemang,
2010: Solo Exhibition Koi Gallery Kemang, Jakarta Indonesia.

          Jakarta, Indonesia.

          Group Exhibition Executive Building, Jakarta Indonesia.

          Exhibition with Wayan Handuko, Koi Gallery, Jakarta Indonesia.

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