Born in 1978 in Denmark. Hanne Støvring belongs to the young generation of painters of Bornholm. The small coastal town Gudhjem on the faraway island Bornholm in the Baltic Sea has been the home of her studio. Here on the edge of Denmark, under clear sky and with the open sea to the great world, through her intense senses she experiences the scenery of the summer night where magic rule in the bluish white vibrating light, the changing weather, the intimate calmness and the nuances of colors over sea and sky. The titles of the paintings suggest that she focuses on human life and solidarity and nature moods. She tells stories of compassion and passion, caresses, awakening and dreams, hopes and miracles. Hanne’s work can be found in private collections all over the world.
In 2014 Hanne moved to New York – and she lives and works in New York City. The palette has changed since she arrived, she says.’ More strong colors have appeared in the sceneries – bright red, green, yellow and blue. Very vibrant and energetic. The city has an impact and an influence on me – as on everyone else. It’s very exciting how I and my artwork will develop the next years’.
Hanne is currently showing her pieces in USA at The Danish Consulate General of New York, The Danish Mission to the United Nations in New York, a new installment at The Copenhagen Restaurant, New York and at Harding Township in Vernon, New Jersey. In Denmark she’s exhibiting at Galleri Himmerland, Northern Jutland and Galleri Brøddegade, Bornholm.
Hanne is also working for the Danish National Gallery. She’s responsible of developing ‘AFSMK – American Friends of SMK’, an organization and a friendship scheme which aims to strengthen the ties between SMK and its American friends and audiences. AFSMK creates opportunities in Denmark and in the United States for people to broaden their understanding and deepen their ties to Danish culture by supporting and participating in the collection, exhibitions and activities of the SMK-Museum and exchange.
About Hanne Støvring:
“She captures the invisible atmosphere and converts the impressions into nature scenery filled with light and atmosphere. Her paintings are actually like a kind of romantic dream images – a piece of nature poetry in wonderful icy blue, white, grey-yellow and blue-green, rose-colored and violet nuances where figures are only barely visible and blurred outlines in the dusk and they take on the color of the sky of the light summer night.”
Allis Helleland, former director of SMK, Copenhagen
Every single painting expresses an atmosphere with its own register and its own colour scheme, which makes them very different from each other … they are full of life stories of some sense – and thus what the observer sees in the motifs are mirrored in everyone’s fantasy and life experiences.
Mikkel Nørgaard, Adjunkt
Being the only Danish restaurant in NYC, The Copenhagen has become a meeting place and ambassador for both foodies, as well as art-lovers. As the piece of Denmark in Manhattan, that it is, Hanne’s work is an important part of this place.
Founder & Co-Owner, The Copenhagen