Antwerp Art Weekend

18 - 21 May 2023

Thomas Mau

Represented by Enari Gallery

Born in 1978 in Copenhagen, Denmark Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark

Thomas Mau is a visual artist from Denmark whose practice and course of life is inspired by literature and the inevitable coming of death. The artist has a religious approach to his works via symbols and stories. The themes he explores are often universal feelings such as melancholy, relief, and despair. Mau notes that ‘he doesn’t believe in God. But it is so rooted in everything we do, and I really do like the stories from the Old Testament’. The artist is also influenced by artists such as Munch and Expressionism, the writings of Dostoevsky, Celine, Nietzsche, and Rimbaud, and the works of Nick Cave.