Svend-Allan Sørensen

Recipient of Queen Sonja Print Award 2014

Svend-Allan Sørensen (b. 1975, Denmark) trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Odense. He is represented at the National Arts Fund, Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, the ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus and several other Danish collections. He currently lives and works in Odense.

Jury statement 2014:

Svend-Allan Sørensen has been called a “popular modernist”. A traditional graphic artist, he uses nature, especially birds, as a motif, but adds new, personal features both in the way he uses technology and in the content he chooses. It is as important to him to give associative descriptions of nature and birds as it is to depict them: Sørensen’s work contains many words as engraved images, words that represent both humorous and everyday philosophical statements. He moves effortlessly between established graphic techniques, celebrating craftsmanship while adding an ecologically romantic view of nature that is truly contemporary.