Uffe Christoffersen

Uffe Christoffersen, The Jungle Tiger 1

JUNGLE TIGER – (click to see more)

Tigerstriber.-81x100-cm.-2013

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Uffe Christoffersen
Born 1947 in Denmark

Painter and graphic artist

Education
1968-73 – student at Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, under Professor Harald Leth and Professor Egill Jacobsen
1973-75 – attends 2-year course at Art Teaching Department of Academy of Art, under Professor Helge Bertram
1975-83 – employed in the Laboratory for Paint Science
1983-87 – teacher at the Jutland Academy of Art in Aarhus

Biography

Uffe Christoffersen had his debut at the Charlottenborg’s Spring Exhibition in 1971, he where a member of the artistic group Violet Sol 1974-88.

Uffe moved in 1990 to south of France, to a little village Fontareches in Provence together with his wife, Annette Hoff-Jessen, who also is a painter. Uffe Christoffersen is clearly an expressive painter. His distinguished weapon is the colour and here, he is scientific in his passion. His style is a “devil-may-care”, vividly coloured and seducing form of new-expressionism. Uffe Christoffersen has a spontaneous and energetic painterly manner, as not seen since the COBRA painters turned everything upside-down.

The motifs are often tigers or mythological figures.

Selected exhibitions
Henning Larsens Art Shop, Copenhagen
Galerie Birkdam, Copenhagen
Anette Birchs Kunsthandel, Copenhagen 1990
Galerie Birch, Copenhagen 1995-97-02-04-05-07
Galerie Nord, Randers
Galerie Gl. Lejre
Galleri Torso, Odense
Kunstmuseet Trapholt, Kolding
Enrico Trizio, Bari, Italy
Galeriet, Ikast
Randers Art Museum
Galerie Edeling, Copenhagen
Graphics Biennalen in BadenBaden, Germany
La Galerie, French Cultural Centre, Oslo
Sveaborg, Finland
XIV, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Represented at the following Danish Museums
Randers Kunstmuseum
KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg
Statens Museum for Kunst

Awards and grant
The States Art Fund’s 3-year scholarship 1992-94