Søren Solkær

Born 1969
Lives and works in Denmark

Artist's CV

Represented by nanda\hobbs

Søren Solkær is a Danish photographer born in 1969. After a degree in Nordic Literature he graduated from FAMU the Photography and Film Academy in Prague in 1995. For the past 25 years, Søren has travelled extensively as part of undertaking artistic projects and portraits of artist from the world of music, film, literature and the visual arts. He is best known for his iconic portraits of artists such as Bjork, Paul McCartney, Amy Winehouse, Patti Smith, Pharrell Williams, Samuel L. Jackson and David Lynch.

Søren Solkær’s photography is largely characterised by its position between soul, intimacy and visual edge. His primary inspiration comes from film and painting. His portraits are often regarded as cinematic in tone with a distinctive colour palette. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries globally and has been acquired by numerous public and private collections.

In Solkær's latest art project, Black Sun, the artist leaves portraiture behind as he returns to the landscape of his childhood and youth in Southern Denmark. For five years he has photographed the large starling murmurations that take place by the Wadden Sea in the marshlands of Southern Denmark every spring and fall, prior to their migration. Here they create one of nature’s most spectacular phenomena. He then extends the territory of his photographic investigation for the following three years to include Rome, the Netherlands, Glastonbury, Ireland and Catalonia.

\ Artworks

Black Sun #14

2017 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 42 x 59 (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #142

2020 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 84 x 119cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #16

2020 \ Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Baryta paper \ 100 x 150cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #2

2017 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 84 x 119cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #3

2017 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 42 x 59cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #59

2020 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 84 x 119cm (Additional sizes available

Black Sun #75

2019 \ Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Baryta paper \ 100 x 150cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #78

2019 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 84 x 119cm (Additional sizes available)

Black Sun #8

2019 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 59 x 84cm (Additional sizes available)

Black sun #13

2017 \ Archival pigment print on Washi paper \ 42 x 59cm (Additional sizes available)

Black sun #44

2018 \ Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Baryta paper \ 100 x 150cm (Additional sizes available)

Blek Le Rat (France) Paris

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

Borondo (Spain) London

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

D*Face (England) London

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

DABS MYLA Los Angeles

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 100x150cm

E.L.K (Australia) Melbourne

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm displayed

Elle (USA) Brooklyn

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

Icy and Sot (Iran) Brooklyn

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

Kaff-eine (Australia) Melbourne

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 150x100cm

Kid Zoom (Australia) Brooklyn, 2012

2012 \ Archival pigment on print \ 40x60cm

Lister (Australia) Miami

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

London Police (England) Miami

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 100x150cm

Matt Adnate (Australia) Melbourne

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm

Olek (Poland) New York City

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

Pixote (Brazil) Miami

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm

RAE (USA) CONEY ISLAND

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 60x90cm

Reko Rennie (Australia) Sydney

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm

Roa (Belgium) Miami

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm

Seen (USA) Las Vegas

2014 \ archival pigment on print \ 60x90cm

Shoe (The Netherlands) Stavanger

2012 \ Archival pigment print \ 100x150cm displayed

Slinkachu (England) London

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 100x150cm

Space Invader (France) Paris

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm displayed

Victor Ash (France) Berlin

2013 \ Archival pigment print \ 100x150cm displayed

Will Coles (England) Melbourne

2014 \ Archival pigment print \ 40x60cm

black sun #102

2022 \ Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Baryta paper \ 100 x 150cm (additional sizes available)

\ News

Media

The Guardian—‘A fragment of eternity’: the mesmerising murmurations of Europe’s starlings

12 June 2022

The Guardian's Andrew Stafford interviews Soren Solkaer about his latest artistic project BLACK SUN

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\ Exhibitions featuring Søren Solkær

Søren Solkær

BLACK SUN

25 May — 11 June 2022

Spring

Group Exhibition

8 September — 13 September 2020

Brave New World

Group Exhibition

18 August — 28 August 2015

Søren Solkær

Surface

23 February — 5 March 2015

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