TEJN (DK)

Raw iron works compellingly well for Danish artist TEJN. His sculptures are made from recycled iron, which he roughly welds together creating objects within a figurative sphere. The sculptures appear powerful and unpolished. To the trained eye TEJNs work may refer to the grand Danish sculptor Robert Jacobsen, who was celebrated for working with raw iron in the ‘50s and ‘60s. TEJN wants to bring the iron media to a new and contemporary stage of artwork.

TEJN finds metal scrap for his sculptures and uses some of it in its original form. The rest is created into figurative objects that express a narrative dead-open for interpretation.

“When making my sculptures I try to see people as they are, and not only the trained version of how they want to be,” says TEJN in connection to explaining his drive for the figurative.

The underlying honest self that comes forward when people lose their facades inspires the artist. He appreciates how the loss of self-control develops a new transparent world, which he builds into his works.

 

Exhibitions:

2014

Represented at Art Herning '14 with Lunchmoney Gallery

Fill in the blanks, Solo exhibition, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus

2013

Best Before, Group exhibition, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus

Represented at Art Herning '13 with Lunchmoney Gallery

2012

Street Calendar, Streetheart, Copenhagen, DK

Street Art - The New Generation, Art Museum Brandts, Odense, DK

Lock On Street Art video, Copenhagen and Berlin, DK/DE

Galore 2012, Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, DK

Stroke Urban Art Fair, Munich

Absence of a Leader, Cafe Morgenrot, Berlin, DE

Welded Attitudes, Solo exhibition, Lunchmoney Gallery, Aarhus, DK

2011  



Gallery Helvetikat, Copenhagen, DK

Street Calendar, Streetheart, Copenhagen, DK

Galore 2011, Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, DK

Works sponsored for The Danish House in Palestine

Gallery Levins House, Faaborg

Walk This Way, KØS Art Museum, Køge, DK

Gallery Helvetikat, Copenhagen, DK

Bn Post it up, Benevento, Italy, IT

2010  

Gallery Helvetikat, Copenhagen, DK

Street Calendar, Streetheart, Copenhagen, DK

Interactive multi-ethnic art project ”Ungebazar”, Odense Bazar, DK

Puls Plus, Filosofgangen, the Building of Art, Odense, DK

Art decoration at the reopening of Stengade 30, Copenhagen, DK

Artist Collaboration Against War, Bolsjefabrikken, Pink Army, Copenhagen, DK

Familiealbum, Gallery Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, DK

Galore 2010, Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, DK

Kredsløb, Gallery Helvetikat, Copenhagen, DK

Play Along, Interactive Art Exhibition, Gallery Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, DK

2009

Street Calendar, Streetheart Copenhagen, DK

Wild at Westend, Gallery Rumkammerat, Copenhagen, DK

Galore 2009, Valby Kulturhus, Copenhagen, DK