Kenn André Stilling
Kenn André Stilling is a Danish visual artist and author who was born on December 26, 1945. He is the brother of Herman Stilling and began his career as a cabinetmaker in 1965. He later went on to study at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1970-1974.
Stilling made his debut as an artist in 1963 at Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling (KE) and went on to develop an imaginative and expressive style, using strong colors and human and animal-like figures in his paintings and wood reliefs. Many of his works can be found at the Vendsyssel Art Museum.
In 1972, Stilling founded the publishing house Sommersko and became involved in Danish cultural life through the art and literary journal Victor B. Andersen's maskinfabrik, which he established in 1975. He also played a significant role in establishing several Copenhagen cafés, including Café Sommersko (1976), Café Dan Turèll (1977), and Café Victor (1981), which hosted reading Sundays with Danish authors.
Stilling has completed several decorative commissions over the years, including a recent one at Dan Turèlls Plads in Vangede, which consists of a sculptural juxtaposition of the 28 letters of the alphabet in Corten steel and a 47-meter long curved bench.