Barefoot Opera Art Auction

Lot 27: Chroma-flirt no. 65

Artist: Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke
Media: acrylic, oil, paper on canvas | unframed stretched canvas
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 3.5cm
Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
Date: 2019

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Artist’s biography:

Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke was born in Copenhagen in 1967. She arrived at the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts from Denmark in the late eighties, where she studied painting until 1993. She lived and worked in Paris from 1986 until 2011 and is currently based in St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.

Over the years, Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke has participated in a number of artists’ residencies around the world, including The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut (2007), The Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia (2009) and in June this year she is invited to The Marc Chagall Painting Symposium in Belarus.

She has exhibited regularly throughout Europe since the early nineties. Recent solo exhibitions include Colour Galore with Maria Lund in Paris (2018), as well as exhibitions at Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin (2017, 2018), This way Up at Lucy Bell Fine Arts, St. Leonards-on-Sea (2014), Aspectus at Galleri Weinberger, Copenhagen (2012) and Twist &Tease at Galerie Maria Lund in Paris (2011).

Recent group shows include: Almost Nothing (2019) at Galerie Pugliese Levi, Berlin and Here comes the Sun at Galerie Maria Lund, Paris (2015).

Her work is included in many private and corporate collections in Europe, North America and Asia, including Cerrutti Milan, Giorgio Armani France, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, as well as being present in the collection of Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia.

In the summer of 2019, Maibritt Ulvedal Bjelke presented a solo exhibition, Chromatic Matters, at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre in Latvia. The show was her first solo exhibition in a Museum and showcased recent collage-paintings from 2016-19 in relation to, and in dialogue with, selected early works on poster paper from the late nineties. Most recently in 2020 she presented Phantasia, her 3rd solo show at Galerie Pugliese Levi in Berlin.

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