Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

Artist at Galerie Mikael Andersen - Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Sculpture (untitled)
    Sculpture (untitled), 1959,
    bronze, 25 x 18.5 x 22 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Mask
    Mask, 1976,
    bronze, 41.2 x 35 x 6 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Mask
    Mask, 1978,
    bronze, 24.2 x 32 x 15.5 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Mask
    Mask, 1970,
    bronze, 53 x 30 x 16 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - L'Arche
    L'Arche, 1964,
    bronze, 60 x 43 x 41 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Growth
    Growth, 1968,
    bronze, 50.3 x 13.5 x 22 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Sculpture (untitled)
    Sculpture (untitled), ca. 1978
    bronze, 49.8 x 40 x 14 cm
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
  • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba - Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen

About

Sonja Ferlov Mancoba holds a central position in Danish art history. Primarily affiliated with Linien, she showed with other Danish artists groups as well, including Høstudstillingen and CoBrA. In 1936 she moved to Paris, where in 1942 she married the South African painter Ernest Mancoba. Returning to Denmark in 1947, they were part of Høstudstillingen's CoBrA years, 1948 and 1949. Discouraged by the break-up of the movement, they moved back to Paris in 1961. Ferlov Mancoba's sculptures from 1935 to 1984 are artistic expressions of her view of humanity: "They are human expressions more than art," as she put it and. She believed in letting the material speak to her and proceeded without prior plans or finished compositions in mind, and in her strong bronze sculptures you see inspiration that fluctuate between the movements of spontaneous art and the concrete constructivism as well as tradition African art. Statens Museum for Kunst, The National Gallery of Denmark, is currently planning a large retrospective exhibition with Sonja Ferlov Mancoba to be shown at the museum in 2018. 

    • CV
  • 1911 in Copenhagen – 1984 in Paris, France.
    • Education:
  • 1933-1935: Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
  • 1937-1938: École des Beaux-Arts, Paris
    • Exhibitions in the gallery:
    • Accrochage (Group show), 24.08 - 90.09, 2017
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Sculptures and Works on Paper (group show), 20.06 - 12.07, 2014
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
    • EWS, 12.11 - 17.12, 2011
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Ernest Mancoba & Wonga Mancoba, 11.06 - 03.07, 2010
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin
    • The Mask (group show), 04.12, 2009 - 09.01, 2010
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • S, M, L (group show), 09.11 - 15.12, 2002
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
    • Something About Drawing (group show), 24.03 - 22.04, 2000
  • Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
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Installation view, E W S - Ernest Mancoba, Wonga Mancoba, Sonja Ferlov Mancoba, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Copenhagen
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