Throughout her artistic career, Danish artist Cathrine Raben Davidsen has been drawn to the profound existential questions surrounding human life and death. Viewing life as an ongoing process of constant transformation, Raben Davidsen delves into the fundamental aspects of human existence. She not only explores how humans are interconnected but also examines the connections that extend to other living beings and earthly entities. With a fundamental curiosity that bridges past knowledge with contemporary thought, Raben Davidsen invites viewers to expand and diversify their understanding of historical continuity through her art.

Indifferent to traditional hierarchies within the realms of fine art, craftsmanship, design, and other creative disciplines, Raben Davidsen’s artistic oeuvre prioritizes multiplicity and intertextuality. Drawing upon a wide array of visual and philosophical references—from modern and Renaissance art history to ancient mythology, non-Western religion, science, 20th-century feminist literature, and personal experiences—Raben Davidsen juxtaposes loosely connected elements from diverse cultural spheres. Her works predominantly take the form of paintings, drawings, prints, or ceramics, although she also engages in collaborative formats such as costume-making, stage and lamp design, and artist books.

In 2022, we inaugurated a store in the heart of Copenhagen dedicated to Cathrine Raben Davidsen’s work, serving as an extension of her artistic practice and aiming to provide an inclusive artistic experience for all visitors. The CRD studio store showcases unique ceramics, ceramic lamps, limited editions, lithographs, etchings, books, wallpaper, and posters exclusively created by Cathrine Raben Davidsen. Directly connected to the store, the space also features a ceramic workshop where her ceramics are glazed and fired, offering visitors a unique insight into the artistic process.

Cathrine Raben Davidsen, born and based in Copenhagen, Denmark, earned her MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She previously studied at Instituto Lorenzo de´ Medici in Florence and Vrije Akademie in The Hague. Her work is represented in numerous prestigious museum collections and institutions, including The National Gallery of Denmark, The Museum of Religious Art, Horsens Art Museum, Trapholt Museum for Modern Art and Design, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, The Danish Art Foundation, and The New Carlsberg Foundation. Raben Davidsen has exhibited extensively in Denmark and abroad, undertaken significant commissions, and created set and costume designs for The Royal Danish Ballet. She has received numerous prestigious prizes and grants, including The Beckett Art Prize, Anne Marie Telmányi born Carl Nielsen Honorary Grant, HH Bruun Honorary Grant, Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation, and Danish Arts Foundation. In 2015, she was appointed Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog by Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark. Cathrine Raben Davidsen is represented by Nilufar Gallery in Milan and The Future Perfect in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

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