Rune Cristensen

Copenhagen based artist Rune Christensen grew up in a small town in Denmark, but has always been fascinated by the wider world. He was inspired by the music and graffiti scene in the 90’s and later street art. Rune’s work has found identity as part of a growing urban art movement and his paintings have been exhibited in galleries and art fairs throughout Europe, Australia, Lebanon, Central Asia and across the US.

Much of Rune’s inspiration comes from his many years of travelling and his experience with various cultural traditions, religious motifs, textiles and costumes from around the world. He uses patterns, colors, texture, tattoos and masks to reflect upon the interaction between humans and their environment. Themes such as identity, social roles, choice, and confusion weave throughout his creations. His work is often a reflection of his very personal struggle to find purpose and meaning within the confines of modern society.

Rune tends to work with acrylic and spray paint on canvas and paper but has recently been drawn to expression through various other media including ink, oil pastels, sealant, recycled objects and collage.