International painter of realistic & abstract style with technique in wide-ranging, extensive pictorial subjects. Contemporary artist in 40 years.
Residence in Copenhagen, Denmark and in North East Thailand .
Education - Resume of the past:
Academic Art School and Self-taught. Born 1939 in Denmark - Europe.
Before: 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 & Illustrator1961-1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Interior Designer and joinery for different lines of business. Study travels to different countries.
Privately owned gallery called "Civa Gallery" 1980-1984 and Privately owned gallery called the "Species Gallery" 1995-1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Emigration with family to Sri Lanka 1983-1984. Back to Denmark 1984.
Established the arrangement "Art Studio Project" from October 1988 - J... Read More
SCULPTURES in hard wood from rosewood roots
Polished and mounted on nature stones from million of years
Dan Civa sculptures are produced in his studio in the North of Thailand.
Sculpture innovation in new look for modern life -style
Dan Civa art works with the title HumanAnimal, in oil paintings and drawings, are the combination of human and animal, called xenotransplantation. These art works is a production of Dan Civa from the period 1979 - 1995. Examples of genetic engineering by manipulation of human and animals, predict the possibilities in the near future. Maybe a hypothetical illusion of today, but a imaginary, realistic fact of tomorrow. The collection of these exceptional art works has been shown in a private owned gallery one time only. And mentioned in several newspapers and local tv. All these art works are not for sale - they are privately saved for fututre documentation and warning signals for uncontrolled future perspectives.
Examples of Dan Civa art works here in Artmajeur gallery
and > www.dancivagallery.dk
DAN CIVA : 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. These art works are all, more or less, influenced from genetic reseach, but I try at the same time to go some steps further into a still unpredictable future perspective. A well-informed acknowledment of consciousness by possible things' continuation and repression of the impossible matters in life. At the same time, my mission with such paintings is a warning signal of anziety for power structure of the human race. When human, somehow, want to play God, the risk could be fatal for our existence.
Transgenetic manipulation separately with human beings and with animals, and with man & animal, with plants etc, were earlier just "a whim in the course of nature". Today and in the future these evolution-wishes can be realized genetically.
Whatever we like it or not. With the inborn need of curiosity through the human brain there´s only ethical distance to the already started gene theraphy and gene cloning with everything this brings along for mankind.
DAN CIVA: Danish, international painter with realistic/expressive style. Self-taught and Academic Art School. Born 1939 in Denmark. Live also in North Thailand.
Subjects in paintings: animals, people and nature i warm colours, especially influenced from long time staying in the Far East with kinship in Sri Lanka.
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.
For the last 22 years also TRANSGÉNETIC MOTIFS of ´HumanAnimals´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, deep interest in experiments and new ways from results in science and research, today and tomorrow.
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN 40 YEARS.
Before: Educated as Artistic Decorator of Window Displays 1953-1957. Special School 1958-1959 with diploma. Allround Freelance Decorator and Sign Writer 1961-1981 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Privately owned gallery called "Civa Gallery" 1980-1984 and Privately owned gallery called the "Species Gallery" 1995-1999 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Emigration with family to Sri Lanka 1983-1984. Back to Denmark 1984.
Established the arrangement "Art Studio Project" from October 1988 - January 1989 with Dan Civa as organizer, exhibitor and player in zoo-cage studio with dayly, public contemplation and many visitors.
Exhibitions since 1978 in Public Galleries and many Art Associations. Participation in several Hanging Committee Exhibitions, Art Houses, Art Centers, Art Museums and other.