Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen (1977) lives and works in Berlin. Throughout his practice he has been intensely concerned with architecture as a subject and as a story frame for the life we live. He is interested in the connection between architecture and psychology and how a given space and its character determines our daily routines and our thoughts. His paintings have a characteristic and unusual cropping, often painted in a dimmed palette with few but signifying colour markings.
In his most recent exhibition The Infinity Complex the creation of space and the sense of infinity by means of linear perspective in the composition has been a fundamental and guiding element.
The Infinity Complex arises according to Havsteen-Mikkelsen, from the widely different ways, infinity can sneak into our world and the space we live in. Infinity becomes a metaphysical dimension of human beings themselves, thus opening a space of virtuality and the possibility of seeing the world in a new way.
Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen has studied literature and philosophy at the Copenhagen University and he graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Since 2007 Havsteen-Mikkelsen has lived and worked in Berlin. He is represented in numerous privat and public collections including; the Danish Arts Foundation and the New Carlsberg Foundation.