Gunleif Grube was born in 1947 in the town Skála on the Faroe Islands.He made his début at the K.E. in 1980. Since then he has made international exhibitions at museums and leading galleries and published several art books, television profiles.
The color explodes into demonic faces on impasto-painted canvases and cacophonous cascades of brush-strokes evokes chaffed bodies in empty spaces. The universe of Gunleif Grubbe is full of close-ups of great, gazing demonic masks that portray spiritual states of mind. Gunleif Grubbe’s artistic works fuse devilish energy and irresistible love of painting.
The raw and contrasting, even extreme, elements of Grube’s works derive from a dramatic nerve in his temper that stands in opposition to Danish mediocracy. Gunleif Grube’s paintings touches us with a force and an urgent presence that leaves nothing unaffected – you can like it or not, but you cannot escape it.
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