Mormor is a Danish artist whose artistic work is molded by the people and spaces around him.
Kristian Bruun Djurhuus alias Mormor is an Aarhus-based artist who started his career in an early age in the streets of his hometown. Today a lot of his pieces are experienced on canvas or paper and have been exhibited in Berlin, Hamburg, Rotterdam, Munich as well as in Copenhagen and Aarhus. He also works with large scale wall paintings spreading widely over public and private spaces all around Denmark. Mormor believes that art is very valuable to life not only to the artist himself but to humans in general. He contributes by working with people, in spaces sorrounding people and telling the stories of people in his art.
The style of drawing is young, fresh and easy to recognize as an illustration by the hand of Mormor with its very personal expression: Buildings, cities, figures and several other images appear with the well-known line in various medias. With a playfull approach he keeps on challenging his media, exploring several techniques of painting and printing and never ending the process of constantly renewing himself as an artist.
“I love to experiment and play with materials. To me it's essential to have some really strong ideas behind the pieces and try it out whether it's an illustration or a technique. I work with a lot of different people from private buyers to educational insitutions and art institutions. I suppose I just have this strong interest in people, creating art to the people and love to visualize their stories in my pieces.”