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Mogens Balle

Born in 1921 - Denmark

BIOGRAPHY

Mogens Balle (1921-1988) is an artist from Copenhagen. Mogens Balle began with a training in architecture and finished his studies in painting, in a private institution.

His time in the French capital influenced his orientation towards Picasso's cubism and inaugurated a style in the artistic vein. In 1947, during the Spirale fair, he met Asger Jorn who invited him to join the Cobra group. His various inspirations include Ejler Bille, Egill Jacobsen, Carl-Henning Pedersen and Asger Jorn.

Mogens Balle claims a breach from surrealistic-figurative painting and Danish surrealism, the aim of the Cobra movement. The entire inner notion is toned down. He shapes the abstract-surrealistic movement, celebrating material spontaneity, merging surrealistic automatism with abstract. Asger Jorn named their entity as "Danish experiment".

Mogens Balle illustrated texts of Noiret, Harder and collaborated with Dotremont on word paintings. He signed twelve issues of the Helhesten magazine, ancestor of the Cobra magazine (mixing popular art, ethnology, cinema, photography and painting).

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EXHIBITIONS

KE 1943-46, 1951-54; Spiralen 1947-56, 1967, 1977, Majudst. 1953, 1958-73; M 59 1973-88; Cinq peintres de Cobra, Gal. Pierre, Paris 1951; Da. grafik, vandreudst. USA 1953-54; Pittsburg Internat. 1958; Cobra et après, Gal. Aujourd'hui, Bruxelles 1962; Idole und Dämonen, Mus. des 20.ten Jahrh., Wien 1964; Salute to Denm., Lefebre Gal., N.Y. 1964; Cobra, Mus. Boymans van Beuningen, Rotterdam og Louisiana 1966; Izlozba Danske Savremene Umetnosti, Muzej Savremene Umetnosti, Beograd 1968; Ars Baltica III, Gotlands Fornsal, Visby 1968; Cobra, Kunstforum Schelderode, Belgien 1972; Dotremont og venner fra Cobra, Sophienholm 1973; Påskeudst., Skive Museum, 1974; Cobra, Hotel de Ville, Bruxelles 1974; Cobra, St. Niklaas og Namur, Belgien 1975; Nordjylland Kunstmuseum m.fl. 1975 og Nikolaj, Kbh. 1979; Cobra, Gal. Internat., Sth. 1976; Cobra 30 1948-1979, Court Gal., Kbh. 1978; Cobra, Maison Bernard, Caracas 1979; Cobra Art, Mus. of Art, Fort Lauderdale 1981; Cobra 1948-51, Mus. d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris m.fl. 1982-83; Kunstnere for fred, Charl.borg 1983; Cobra (Stuivenberg Coll.), Caracas m.fl. 1984-88; Cobra Aventures Collectives, Amersfoort, Kunstindustrimus., Kbh. m.fl. 1984-85; Bispegården, Kalundborg 1982-85; Nyere kunst fra Vestsjæll., Amtsgaarden, Sorø 1985; Gal. von Loeper, Hamburg 1988. Separatudstillinger: Trefoldigheden, Kbh. 1952 (s.m. Otto Baagøe-Nielsen); Gal. Birch, Kbh. 1956; Gal. Hybler, Kbh. 1958, 1960; Gal. København 1961; Esbjerg Kunstpav. 1963 (s.m. Børge Jørgensen); Gal. Prisma, Sth. 1963 (s.m. Chr. Dotremont); Gal. Jensen, Kbh. 1965-66, 1969 (s.m. Chr. Dotremont); Court Gal., Kbh. 1968, 1974, 1976, 1978 (s.m. Grete B.), 1980, 1982 (s.m. Grete B.), 1987, 1990; Sammenslutn. af da. kunstforen. 1970 (s.m. Grete B., Elsa og Palle Nielsen); Gal. Torso, Odense 1976; Centre Graphique, Hjørring 1971-72; Skovgaardmus. 1973 (s.m. Grete B.); Gal. Langhoff, Kolding 1976; Kålund Kloster 1979-81; Køge Gal. 1981 (s.m. Grete B.); F 15, Moss, Norge 1981 (s.m. Grete B. og Knud Jans); Ribe Kunstmus. 1981 (s.m. Grethe B., Gutte Eriksen, Erik Varming); Vejen Mus. 1981; Cobra Celebration, Christian Dotremont Mogens Balle, Mus. of Art, Fort Lauderdale 1982; Gal. Det lange Skovhus, Lolland 1985 (s.m. Grete B.), 1989; Bispegaarden, Kalundborg og Silkeborg Kunstmus. 1989 (mindeudst;); Gl. Holtegaard 1993.

MUSEUMS
Nordjylland, Denmark; Silkeborg (Asger Jorn Museum, Denmark; COBRA Museum, Amsterdam...

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