Welcome to www.martintaarup.com
- Show-casing the work of an artist from Denmark who has a special connection to flowers and nature motifs.
Martin Taarup has worked with paintings in 30 years. The artworks on this site originates from the studios located at:
Clifford Wright wrote
the following on Martin Taarup:
"In his painting reality submits to a sea change, emerging in heightened poetic terms. Stylisation and imagination are indispensable ingredients of art and must be sought in every possible vein. Martin shows the secret of how to delight by his basic assertion of the unexpected. He recognizes the simple effect of placing a candle to cast fantastic shadows. He achieves spectacular effects by in orthodox means. He knows there is no beauty, which hat not a trangeness in its proportions and knows by what magic to produce the slumped rump of a hottentot above beribboned shoes. He is not only a painter he plies his pen at poetry and playwriting. But phoenix-like he arises from his own ashes like an unearthly marionette stressing his liabilities and making them attractive, all very offhand and contemporary with simplicity of personality and character that is arresting."
In 1973-1975, Martin Taarup also studied at the National Danish Theater School - majoring in drama. His debut as a lyricist came in 1975,
and he has written for radio, TV and theater and several well-known danish pop songs, among others: Nanna's "Små, Blå Breve" (Small, blue letters). In 1982-1983 he organized the music events at "Cafe Sommersko" and in 1990-1992 the large "Carte Blanche" art fairs in Copenhagen Forum.
Martin Taarup has received grants from (ect.):
(The Danish Arts Foundation)
Mogens Zielers fond
(The Mogens Zieler Foundation)
(The Bikuben Foundation)
(The Danish Society for Jazz, Rock and Folk Composer workmanship grants)
His paintings has among others been sold to (ect.):
Carlsbergfonden (The Carlsberg Foundation)
Bikubenfonden (The Bikuben Foundation)
Bikuben (Former danish bank)
Tuborg bryggerierne (The Tuborg Breweries)
M. Glamann collection
Stuart og Billy Spence Collection, Kylmälä Koulu, Finland
Richard Barber, Industries West, India
Bikuben kunstforening - (The Bikuben Art Asossiation)
Ikon office solutions (now Ricoh)
Rank Xerox private collectors and art asossiations in Danmark, Sweden, Finland Germany, England, USA, Sct. Vincent and the Grenadines, Canada, Gregory Cup
60 year present to the Wimbledon Tennis Club ect.
The artist may be contacted for further information:
Mobile: +45 40767078