Gallery Poulsen was founded by Morten Poulsen in 2003 and currently represents more than 25 international emerging, mid-career, and established artists, primarily belonging to the younger generation. Our program focuses on a disciplined figurative approach in a variety of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, and printmaking.
In 2010, Gallery Poulsen moved to the Meatpacking District of Copenhagen, and in March of 2017 took over an abandoned slaughterhouse by the cobblestone streets of the oldest part of the district, which houses museum-quality exhibitions in an international atmosphere.
Gallery Poulsen’s mission, to provide contemplative space for the most adventurous art audience is reflected in the 8-10 solo and group shows we present annually. Through intricate hyperrealist and figurative compositions, these exhibitions investigate the liminal realms between reality and fiction in ways that rethink traditional notions of painting, sculpture, and drawing. Drawing from those very same traditions, Poulsen’s artists harness a vast array of skills in their pursuit of new storytelling languages to represent the complex forces that make up contemporary life.
Beyond the in-house shows, Gallery Poulsen participates in international art fairs such as Volta New York and Basel, Art Miami, Seattle Art Fair, and many more. Thanks to over a decade of participating on the international stage, building a solid global network, we are regularly placing works in collections worldwide as our artists participate in exhibitions with other leading galleries and institutions around the world.
Gallery Poulsen is a member of The Danish Gallery Association