Born 1977 on Aaroe, Denmark
The works of Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen are deeply rooted in architectonical structures where the physical and mental meet. Here figures can be seen as architecture on a concrete physical level that reflects a deeper mental dimension. The hidden faces of the people indicate an identity that is never revealed but nevertheless manifested in their body language enforcing their presence in the room. Everyday banality and melancholy are romanticized in raw aesthetic of the paintings. The tension between the figurative and the abstract is always present in the works of Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen who explores what lies between stagnation and movement.