Claus Carstensen (DK)

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Claus Carstensen

(b. 1957) was born and raised in Sønderborg, Denmark. He is educated at Det Kgl. Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen in the period 1977-83. In the years 1993-2002 Carstensen was a professor at the same place. He belongs to the eighties generation called “De Unge Vilde". Carstensen has mainly dealt with the medium of painting, but installation art, photography and wall decorations also form part of his practice. Claus Carstensen's works are characterized by a critical and society-oriented approach. In 2004 he received the Eckersberg Medal.

Besides a large number of artist books and exhibition catalogues he has published 15 collections of poetry, five essay collections and four anthologies.