Soren Grau is an artist from Denmark who has lived and worked in Los Angeles for the past several years. He paints in a street art-inspired Neo-expressionist style. Rather than focusing on mainstream art-house, Soren’s work instead engages the viewer with color and symbolism.
With both cultural icons and world events often acting as inspiration, Soren strives to communicate meaning through both figures and colors. He paints each artwork to convey both personal meaning and ambiguity, to be interpreted differently by each person. The pure pleasure of creating is the driving force behind his painting. He believes that art need not be complicated, and that art is for everyone.
“Whatever an artist does, they put a piece of themselves into the artwork,” explains Grau. “You can make yourself individual by creating something unique that is a part of you, but that can also be a part of those who see it and experience it.”
Soren, who is a self-taught artist, has during his lifelong career won numerous industry awards for his aesthetically pleasing style, graphics and colors. His artworks have been collected by international companies, including Red Bull, HBO, Toyota, and FX (Fox), as well as by private art lovers.
“Our noteworthy Curatorial Review Committee was most impressed by your superb oeuvre such as “DANCING LESSONS,” which resonates with a profound visual narrative as you reveal the invisible within the visible through spatial aesthetics. The spiritual artistic journey that you portray in your stellar oeuvre was quite impressive and was a triumph of personal expression and imaginative experimentation of technique and texture.
“ZEN” generated a profound sense of symbolism while reflecting a universal message. We salute you on your aesthetically absorbing oeuvre which reverberates with a dynamic textural sense and powerful visceral shapes.
We were enthralled by the emotive quality of “RAG DOLL” which reflects your fine talent and vibrant visual intensity of colors.
Your compelling “A PERSON no. 1” conveys your unique artistic vision of capturing the impalpable as you seize the essence of the emotional and physical experience.
Our Committee salutes you on your oeuvre with its important visual narrative and its emotional link to the human and artistic experience. We are so pleased with your marvelous art and the positive energy of your stellar compositions.”
– Amsterdam Whitney International Fine Art of New York City