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AARHUS RAADHUS CHOOSE MICHAEL RODE AS "ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2012"

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Michael Rode: "I'm very honoured to receive this big title - and for me it's a pat on my back. The title comes in a year, where I have moved a lot around and not been producing as much as I hoped - I lived the first half year of 2012 in Palo Alto, California - and now I'm just back in Denmark and get this fine prize. Of cause I'm amazed."


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AARHUS RAADHUS CHOOSE MICHAEL RODE AS "ARTIST OF THE YEAR, 2012"

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DESIGN FOR LADY GAGA

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Art Fair; ArtPadSF 2012...

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ENTERING THE U.S. MARKET...

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DRAWINGS DRYING...

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Exhibition at CODAN

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NEW HOMEPAGE IS AIRED!

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Paperwork & Photo art

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The specific selection of art pieces in these four categories represent my style and expression, yet the pieces are only showcases and do not necessarily correspond to the supply in galleries as many pieces are in fact already sold and replaced by new ones.
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The McLoughlin Gallery
49 Geary Street, suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108
Phone (415) 658 1641
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Weibull Art Gallery
Vedbaek Stationsvej 14
2950 Vedbaek
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13.00-17.30
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Gallery Roedhusgaarden
Kystvejen 91
9490 Pandrup, Roedhus
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Gallery Helco
Ajstrupvej 5
9560 Hadsund
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Gallery Lyrum
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Art Fairs and exhibitions 2013

Christmas Exhibition|13 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark
Chosen to be part of the artistic adornment at Aarhus University (S-building), Aarhus, Denmark


Art Fairs and exhibitions 2012

Art Fairs and exhibitions 2011

Chosen as “Artist of the year, 2012” by The Art Union at Aarhus City Hall,
Aarhus, Denmark
Christmas Exhibition|11 at Gallery Weibull, Vedbaek, Denmark
The ArtPadSF|12 Exhibition, The Phoenix Hotel, San Francisco, CA, USA The Art Union at Wrist Group, Aalborg, Denmark
The Art Union at COOP, Albertslund, Denmark Autumn Exhibition|11 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark
The Art Union at Codan, Copenhagen, Denmark The Art Union at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Velux, Hoersholm, Denmark The Art Union in Herning City, Herning, Denmark
The Art Union at SAP, Copenhagen, Denmark The Art Union at Danisco A/S, Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at BRF Kredit, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark The Art Union at Aarhus Stiftstidende, Aarhus, Denmark
Investigation of potential artistic co-partnership with Kathryn Kenworth,
San Francisco, CA, USA
The School’s Touring Exhibition|11, (duration; 6 months), Aarhus, Denmark
Meeting with artist In Young Yeo, San Francisco, CA, USA The Art Union at The Regional Hospital of Randers, Randers, Denmark
Ph.D. proposal in Art & Marketing, Aarhus University, working at Stanford University,
Palo Alto, CA, USA
The KFA|11 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
Visit of The Art Murmur|12 Exhibition, Oakland, CA, USA
Visiting a potential art group, San Francisco, CA, USA
Art studies and work with local artists, San Francisco, CA, USA
Art studies in Charlottesville, VA, USA
Meeting with artist O.T. Holen, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Ph.D. proposal in Art & Marketing, Aarhus University, working at Virginia University, Charlottesville, VA, USA


Art Fairs and exhibitions 2010

Art Fairs and exhibitions 2009

Easter Exhibition|10 at Gallery Roedhusgaarden, Roedhus, Denmark The Art Union at SAND A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Easter Exhibition|10 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark The Art Union at GUAVA A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Elementary Schools in Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark Easter Exhibition|10 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark
The Hilleroed Art Days|10 Exhibition, Hilleroed, Denmark Easter Exhibition|10 at Gallery Roedhusgaarden, Roedhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Langelinieparken, Aarhus, Denmark The Hilleroed Art Days|09 Exhibition, Hilleroed, Denmark
The Separate Exhibition|10 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark The Separate Exhibition|10 at Gallery Helco, Randers/Hadsund, Denmark
The Art Union at Aarhus City Hall, Aarhus, Denmark The KFA|09 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Bech|Bruun A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Assignment: Paintings to all board of directors members,
The Art Union at Sygeforsikringen Danmark A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Sygeforsikringen Danmark A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The KFA|10 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark


Art Fairs and exhibitions 2008

Art Fairs and exhibitions 2007

Window Art and Installation at SAND A/S, Aarhus, Denmark The Art Union at Sydbank A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Company adornment at STØY|MUNKHOLM ApS, Aarhus, Denmark Company adornment at MM Medier A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The Artville|08 Exhibition, Hellerup, Denmark The Art Union at MM Medier A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Private exhibition at Ad Agency, Simpatico, Aarhus, Denmark
Window Art and Installation at SAND A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Union at Bech|Bruun A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
The Art Expo|08 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
The KFA|08 Exhibition, Aarhus, Denmark
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My story


I started my early days in Denmark, 1984. Known in Kindergarten as the kid with the funny laugh, sitting more outside the classroom door than inside, and always inventing new games. I appreciated humor and saw humor in almost everything – everyday. When I saw something, which I found funny, I immediately wanted to share what I saw with my surroundings. Conversing. Not the proper behavior if you've asked my teachers.

Besides conversationing all the time, I liked to draw. I draw self-invented cartoon heroes or war images. In fact, I mostly draw a line on the paper and from there I started to make a battle between two armies. I favored helicopters, tanks… and balloons. Bigger than humans – why I can't remember. Naive and surrealistic. When I became older I lost interest and wanted to throw all my drawings out along with my old used toys. But my dad picked up my drawing books and stored them in a box at their loft room. My dad apparently wanted to keep them as memory for me when I turned older.

Almost 20 years later I found these well-kept drawing books at the loft room by coincidence, but in perfect timing as I was searching for myself as an artist at that time. These drawings become an inspiration in how to express myself artwise and still do as of today.

Prior to that, I took my first steps in Switzerland (1998) when I as a 14-years-old visited my brother, who used to be an artist himself. One day, I stepped in his studio and I just liked the universe that I saw – and my hands were from that time on tight into the so-called business of doing art. Although, it's actually not a business. Rather a lifestyle. Your mind is always working, ready to explore and see new things and perspectives. Always experimenting with new ideas in your mind.

However, I'm in the business. That's the short story.




My work-approach


I care for individuality and put soul, ideas and thoughts into every piece. I build pieces up with an idea, the very heart of my art pieces, and just add the decorative for what it is. Decorative. I don't paint yellow to symbolize the sun. I mix and match colors to give dynamics. Create layers. My art might seem familiar with each other. Of cause – it's my style. My touch. But look for the individuality. The small drawings, the photos, the pictures, the small notes in my paintings. And most important, the title. My title is the idea. The heart. I start with the title – and I finish with the title. That's my work-approach.




My mantra


For me, art has to be something new, yet also something old. Art has to shake up one's mind in order to create feelings. Let yourself be inspired around you. Capture it. Twist it. Shape it. Create it. Tell a story. And the creative way to tell a story can for some be called making art, making your statement. And for some it's even more meaningful than going to vote. Anyway,

"My mantra is to deliver individual art with a lot of character, a lot of thoughts and a great deal of it-can-sure-mean-a-lot-of-things-but-this-time-it-means-in-a-perfect-kind-of-way quality; Lots of layers and lots of stories to be told".

My category


Many in the art scene like to put you as an artist in some sort of a box, a style, or a category. What I say: "Put me under individuality and undefined odd styles". I don't like to be categorized. Like a commodity.

I do ideas and I do statements. But that's just my opinion.

I don't know whether my words helped you along category-wise. I kind of hope not.

My media


Endlessly. I like exploiting new things and hesitate to just stick with one type of expression or media. My media is mostly paintings though, but I've also work in the field of sculpture, object, video, photo, installation and paperwork.

New media? I'm trying to do an academic version of an art statement. What that is? Wait and see.

My quality


No I hate it. Hate it, hate it, hate it. No wait that's bringing beach sand into the bed.

Quality - Yes of cause. Very simple; "I always use best quality in raw materials".

Whether you drive a Porsche, sleep on Hästens, sit in a Arne Jacobsen or just watch a movie on your new Bang & Olufsen TV – it's all about visuals, feelings and most importantly – Quality. Quality is many things and influence many parameters. Quality is the outside features as well as the raw material inside – plus the added value of the individual perception. I really believe everybody likes quality – some more than others of cause. But deep inside everybody can tell the different. I believe. So I try to create best quality by starting out with best quality. Raw luxury.




My enrichments


I enrich every piece of my art with an authority certificate to ensure any art pieces from me are original and to avoid duplicates and so-called artists and copycats (that apparently can't figure out to actually be an artist themself). Since 2009 every painting has furthermore been marked with an individual code on the back. Additionally, from 2012 every painting is delivered with a special designed dust bag as to protect and secure the painting while you transportate it. However, some galleries use their own method to secure the painting under transportation as they are responsible for any miscircumstance. That's the essential part after all.
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