Dan Civa

Dan Civa

Location: Denmark

Danish, painter of realistic/expressive style. Academic Art School and Self-taught. Born 1939 in Denmark. Live half a year in Thailand. Subjects in paintings: animals, people and nature in warm colours, especially influenced from long time staying in the Far East with kinship in Sri Lanka and Thailand. Glowing pictures with motifs from Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Denmark, depict a number of experiences among colourful people in different stories of everydays life style and temperaments.


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DAN CIVA * Biograhy

Contemporary Artist & Writer

Biography

Painter of realistic/expressive style and technique in wide-ranging, extensive pictorial subjects.

Art Academy & Free Art School & Self-taught.
Born 1939 in the southern part of Denmark on the borderland to Germany.
Residence in Copenhagen, Denmark and in North East Thailand

Subjects in paintings: animals, people, places and nature, using warm colors, influenced from long time staying in the Far East
with kinship in Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Glowing art works with motifs from Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Denmark, depict a number of experiences among colourful people in
different stories of everydays life style and temperaments.

Painter of new abstractions with motifs of animals, nature, people and life around us

Special subjects since 1988: Human Animal in paintings and drawings with the combination of human being and animal, referring to coming possibilities in the future of genetic engineering. Ideas and inspiration comes from a personal interest in experiments and new ways of thinking by results in science and research, today and tomorrow.

Oil paintings and drawings, in realistic style, are reflecting portrait examples of transgenetic manipulation with human beings and animals. Probably a hypothetical, imaginary development of today, but a foreseeable realistic possibility of tomorrow

VLTV interview (Danish) in June 1997 > http://youtu.be/ZeiM5-AYno4 <

Resume of the past:
Educated as Artistic Decorator of Window Displays 1953-1957. Special School 1958-1959 with diploma and 3 x highest grade in chromatology and theory of colour composition. Allround Freelance Decorator and Sign Writer & Illustrator 1961-1981
in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Interior Designer and joinery for different lines of business.
Study travels to differnt countries
Art Academy & Free Art School & Self taught with several study travels

Privately owned galleries called 'Civa Gallery' 1980-1984 and 'Species Gallery' 1997-1999, Copenhagen, Denmark
Emigration to Sri Lanka 1983-1984. Back to Denmark 1984. Living in Thailand since 1996

Established the arrangement "Art Studio Project" from October 1988 to January 1989 with Dan Civa as organizer,
exhibitor and player in zoo-cage studio. Dayly, public contemplation + many visitors. Good publicity

Art-exhibitions since 1968: Public Galleries and 140 Art Associations. Participation in Hanging Committee Exhibitions 22 times,
Art Houses, Art Centers, Art Museums and other places. Artist Of The Month (November 2009) in Digital Consciousness
Interview in Artabus >http://www.artabus.com/danciva/?art=interview <

Travels: Thailand, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cambodia, African countries, Israel, Spain, Italy, France, Greece,
Germany, Holland, Sweden

Literary activity as a Writer: articles, feature articles, letters etc. in the dayly press since 1978 writing about genetic engineering,
art and art life, outlook on life, human behaviour, psychology and other subjects in a realistic/philosophical language.

Press since 1976: Extensive articles in the dayly news, magazines, local TV and broadcast.

Dan Civa in Weilbachs Art Encyclopedia volume 2/1994 (after interview inThe State Museum Of Art, Copenhagen)
Extract from 2 column: "Characteristic for all paintings is the strong colors and a high degree of technical perfection".

Mammoth elephant and Dan Civa - oil on canvas 90x120 cm “Mammoth elephant and Dan Civa - oil on canvas 90x120 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors

Colored elephants and Dan Civa - oil on wood board 81x122 cm “Colored elephants and Dan Civa - oil on wood board 81x122 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors

Colored elephants -oil on canvas 60x80 cm “Colored elephants -oil on canvas 60x80 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors

Sculpturel chestnut tree No.O. oil on wood board - 85x122 cm “Sculpturel chestnut tree No.O. oil on wood board - 85x122 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors

Sculpturel chestnut tree No.P.- oil on wood bard - 85x122 cm “Sculpturel chestnut tree No.P.- oil on wood bard - 85x122 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors

Sculpturel chestnut tree No.S. and Dan Civa - oil on canvas 90x120 cm “Sculpturel chestnut tree No.S. and Dan Civa - oil on canvas 90x120 cm”

The colors in these paintings is a changing idea, as a colorist, to paint great and amazing animals in a different, imaginative way with respectful distance from the natural and often boring colors