Morten Andersen paints and stretches his lines artistically within the neo form of abstraction known today as urban abstract contemporary.
In his artwork Morten channels an intense relationship and obsession for crooked lines, abstract forms, transparent overlaying techniques, and graphically styled patterns into a universe of tones, complemented and sparked by the flow of a few contrast colors and powerful visual elements. Marker work is a strong player in Morten’s art and, although it’s very time intensive, it gives the final work a delicate, hand-styled skin.
Energetic and expressive, everything is detailed to the extreme through hard contrasts. It’s stretched, twisted, and bears a raw energy similar to that of graffiti. Morten continues to stylistically pursue this point of origin in his visuals, building on a decade of aerosol calisthenics that paved his way into the fine arts.
At first glance, the line work displays a resemblance to an abstract letter of the alphabet, proposing an immediate visual communication that is accentuated by unexpected color bursts. The works offer a depth of layering and variety of elements, offering ways into the painting to create an outlet for the observer to understand the style, thoughts, personal emotions, and state of mind behind the composition.
Besides showing his works in selected group shows and solo shows in numerous galleries and exhibitions in Denmark, the last couple of years has seen Morten’s work travel to quite a few places abroad.