Malene Landgreen

Join us on a journey through four sensuous universes in the exhibition Flow of Change featuring the acclaimed Danish artist Malene Landgreen (b. 1962). Take the opportunity to step inside a vast, immersive painting when Trapholt invites you on a voyage through darkness, light and colour this January. Through a series of new works and installations, Landgreen challenges the physical limits of classic painting and its traditionally flat surface.

Malene Landgreen explores the physical boundaries of painting in her work, letting colour, light and space envelop us. Her thorough activation of floors and walls evokes the experience of actually entering a painting. The exhibition will be an immersive installation spanning 280 m2 of floor space, where the interaction between one’s own physical, sensing self and the painterly physiology of the room is palpably felt to poignant effect.

As we move from one room to the next, we become embroiled in a flow of light-hearted encounters with colours and shapes – hence the exhibition title Flow of Change. Landgreen’s playful approach to art manifests itself in this exhibition as small references to elements such as chess games and playing cards.

Foto: David Barnwell

Award-winning artist featured in leading collections

Malene Landgreen is a graduate from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. She has carried out a range of significant public commissions, including works for Rigshospitalet, Novo Nordisk and Aarhus University. Landgreen is represented in several collections at Danish art museums, including the National Gallery of Denmark, KUNSTEN and the Kastrupgård Collection. Most recently, in 2022, the artist received the highest distinction found within Danish visual art when she was awarded the Thorvaldsen Medal.


The exhibition is part of the series Paintings and the Senses, which will comprise four exhibitions by Erik A. Frandsen, Malene Landgreen, Maria Torp and Jesper Christiansen, all investigating painting’s potential for creating art experiences with a genuine sense of presence. The wellspring and backdrop of the series is a post-corona era characterised by virtual communities, existential uncertainties and the constant demands for our attention found in modern day-to-day life. The exhibition series is supported by Det Obelske Familiefond and Beckett-Fonden.

The exhibition is supported by Augustinus Fonden, 15. Juni Fonden, Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Grosserer L.F. Foghts fond and Flügger Group A/S.