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Rune Christensen

Danish

International artist Rune Christensen creates paintings and portraits that tell the stories of their sitters through a complex array of tattoos, decorative symbols, and patterned clothing. An extensive world traveler, Christensen collects his visual inspiration from all over the world, sourcing his motifs from the iconography and textiles of Asian, South American, European and North African cultures. Obscuring the faces of his subjects, Christensen has developed a unique method of portraiture that instead communicates to the viewer through a panoply of symbol and pattern. His work has been featured in galleries worldwide, with recent sold-out solo shows in Europe and the US.