Hans Petersen is an award winning international artist, who trained at the Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen. There he was inspired by the CoBrA movement. To this day his work draws on its principals of complete freedom in color and form. Hans enjoyed a sucessful career as a graphic designer. His work brought him to the USA; first to New York City as creative director and partner in a design firm, later to Charlotte, NC, where he created marketing materials for the American Furniture Industry. In 2005, Hans picked up his brushes again as a full time painter, yet his graphic design background still forms the visual logic and bold compositional sense of his vibrant large scale canvases. In Hans' body of work, titled ART-I-TECTURE, he processes different aspects of architecture and environment and translates them into abstract, graphic expressionistic painting. You can see how he transforms the enviroment into patterns and textures that seem to dance on the canvas. In 2011, Hans was named a Top 50 Emerging Artist by Art Business News. Awards in 2012 include: Best Solo Artist, 2012 New York Art Expo, Featured Artist for Beaux Arts Festival, Coral Gables, Florida and Best Artist, 39th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival.