René Holm is born in 1967 in Esbjerg and has graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, Denmark in 2006. René Holm is an established contemporary artist, a household name within the borders of Denmark for those with an understanding of contemporary art. He has been screened at fairs from Miami to Basel for years. His staccato, a strong, rhythm coupled with a profound, multi-layered sense of space make his style memorable and unmistakable.
Time and again, Holm takes up existential themes with a location set in nature. Scenes that In most cases, views a human being portrayed in the wilderness, living within a sense of solitude. The scenery often forms a slightly threatening dark forest. In doing so, he establishes a closeness to the Nordic theme of the romantic period of painting tradition, which is never to be expelled from the artists consciousness..
With his expressive, impasto painting, Holm gives our yearning for our “Into the wild” moment a lasting expression. Through the powerful presence of the trees, the artist also obscures the view into the depths and thus also addresses the break in the harmonious unity of man and nature.