Top image credit: Rasmus Danø: Closing Time - Mixed media (Wood, prints, plaster, polystyrene, paint, tapestry), 100cm x 250cm x 500cm, NG Gallery, Tollbugata, Oslo, Norway, 2014.


Rasmus Danø

Rasmus Danø (b.1974 in Elsinore, Denmark) lives and works in Frederiksberg / Cph., Denmark.

Rasmus Danø’s work reflects different issues of cultural identity through an intuitive use of iconographic imagery. The metaphor of the abandoned landscape is used both as a specific subject and as a filter with references to culture, language and body. The landscape is a common denominator that binds his various expressions together.

He creates pictures and scenarios for places where everything begins or ends. Through its inbuilt humour and ambiguity, the work asks the viewer to re-evaluate their own relationship to the world around them. Danø graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, Denmark in 2001.

Solo shows include: Out Sight, Gallery Briskeby, Oslo, Norway (2015); Closing Time, IPA Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (2014); Open Barrier, Norwegian Printmakers Gallery, Oslo, Norway (2014).

Group shows include: Syd For Grænsen, Vestjyllands Artpavillon, Videbæk , Denmark (2015); Ind i Skabet, Bakkehusmuseum, Frb, Denmark (2015); Ud af Skabet, Nivågaards Malerisamling, Denmark (2014); Baltic States Biennial of Graphic Arts Kaliningrad – Koenigsberg, Russia (2013); The Abscence Of...Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, Germany (2013).