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Lars Rasmussen - Conqueror (Oil on Panel 10" x 12")

Roskilde artist Lars Rasmussen’s art exhibition opens at Agora Gallery in New York City

December 4, 2015

Danish artist Lars Rasmussen Paints Roses as Symbols and Myth in NYC Art Show – 

Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Roskilde artist Lars Rasmussen in Emerging Visions. The exhibition opens on December 29th, 2015 and will run until January 14st, 2016. The opening reception will take place Thursday, January 7th, from 6-8 PM.  Any art lover who enjoys thought-provoking artworks and meeting talented and interesting artists is encouraged to attend.

About the Artist

Danish figurative painter Lars Rasmussen has been obsessed with flowers – particularly roses – since he was very young. He sees them not only as flowers, but as symbols and myth. “After the first time I was stung by a thorn, I have tried to solve its mystery,” he says of the rose. Not only are his subjects alluring and iconic, allowing Rasmussen to explore the power of essential beauty independent from sentimentality, they contain many elements that connect symbolically to human themes. Their life cycle from bud to bloom to decay echoes the lives of humans, representing our connection to nature and the ephemerality of existence. Indeed, Rasmussen also frequently works with the human figure, drawing inspiration from Pre-Raphaelite and European symbolism.

Lars Rasmussen - Buff Beauty (Oil on Panel 10

Lars Rasmussen – Buff Beauty
(Oil on Panel
10″ x 12″)

A well-known portrait painter for over forty years, Rasmussen has had clients including the Danish royal family and the cathedral in Roskilde, his hometown. Like his heroes Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, and Francisco Goya, Rasmussen seeks to create art that is timeless and whose themes can speak across eras and cultures.

Exhibition Dates: December 29, 2015 – January 14, 2016
Reception: Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 11-6
Gallery Location: 530 West 25th St, Chelsea, New York
Event URL: http://www.agora-gallery.com/artistpage/Lars_Rasmussen.aspx

Featured artists:

Emerging Visions

Tiziana Fejzullaj  |  Ilgar Talibov  |  Kari Rindahl Endresen  |  FONSEK  |  Seppo Kari  |  Zequn Wu  |  Rozsa Dajka  |  Kuniko Anan Bartlett  |  Olivia Kapoor  |  Raul Mariaca Dalence  |  Sloane Merrick  |  Donna Shaffer  |  Eli Cantini  |  Lars Rasmussen  |  Antonio Zegarra  |  Joe Dugan  |  Lars Korse  |  Patricia Olguín

About the Exhibition

Emerging Visions: An Exhibition of Dimensions and Truths

Lars Rasmussen - Cadence (Oil on Panel 10

Lars Rasmussen – Cadence
(Oil on Panel
10″ x 12″)

In the exhibition Emerging Visions, artists from across the world draw from their life experiences and cultural influences to create a diverse display of aesthetic adventures. The works in this show range from the abstract to the figurative, touching upon surrealism, futurism, cubism, and just about everything in between. Cool landscapes meet celebrity portraits. Floral scenes meet abstract maelstroms. Two dimensions meet three. No matter what their subject or prefered methods, each artist speaks of fascinating and unavoidable truths. With a diversity sure to speak to any art lover, this exhibition is not to be missed.

About Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery is a contemporary fine art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea’s fine art district in New York. Established in 1984, Agora Gallery specializes in connecting art dealers and collectors with national and international artists. The art gallery’s expert consultants are available to assist corporate and private clients in procuring original artwork to meet their organization’s specific needs and budget requirements. With a strong online presence and popular online gallery, ARTmine, coupled with the spacious and elegant physical gallery space, the work of our talented artists, who work in diverse media and styles, can receive the attention it deserves. Over the years Agora Gallery has sponsored and catered to special events aimed at fostering social awareness and promoting the use of art to help those in need. Visit http://www.agora-gallery.com/

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