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Soren Grau and Koko, the loyal art-girl labrador, outside his studio in Chatsworth, Los Angeles

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Soren Grau (b. 1967) 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, science, and pop-culture sarcasm. He cites Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Clyfford Still as inspirations in both style of painting and attitude.

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.”

Originally a Graphic Artist, Soren, who is a self-taught artist, has during his lifelong graphics career won numerous industry awards for his aesthetically pleasing style, graphics and colors. His artworks are collected by international companies and private collectors across the world.

Recent Exhibitions

2019:

Art Fair, New York, NY
Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
Art Fair, Hong Kong
Art Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, CA

2018:

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair, New York, NY
Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA

2017:

Art Fair, New York, NY
Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA

Notable Collections

Red Bull
Toyota
F/X
Chris Regan, Emmy Award Winning Writer
Peter Dodd, Film Director
Jennifer Keller, Keller/Anderle LLP
Robert Downey Jr., Actor