For half a century Arne Haugen Sørensen has been a ground-breaking artist, always seeking new knowledge and insights. And he is still going strong,moving forward. His figurative language is developing all the time, new motifs are constantly welcomed and old ones are formed in new ways – in the artist’s colourful kaleidoscope. Still, it makes sense to bring the artist up short. After a long walk, following different paths and directions, Arne Haugen Sørensen seems to be facing love and the gift of grace as the predominant source of inspiration in his art today. On his way, through the most recent years, he has depicted himself as a wanderer with clear allusions to the legend of Ahasverus, the Eternal Jew, who, after having taunted Jesus on his way to Golgatha, is doomed to walk around the earth until the Second Coming. In a picture from 2007 we meet this wandering figure on a mountain that resembles the other mountains we have come across earlier. With the double profile of the Janus-head the lonesome wanderer looks both into the past and into the future. Thus’, he brings the dark shadows of the past with him, but the pilgrim’s staff is painted in the strong, bright red colours of love and is firmly grounded by the edge of the mountain. The staff alone now seems to guide him through life.
Born 1932, self-taught
Stays in denmark and abroad