Soren Grau


Painting each artwork to convey both personal meaning and ambiguity, Soren Grau’s artwork is to be interpreted differently by each person. Grau works in two radically different styles: Neo-Expressionism and Suprematism. For his Neo-Expressionist work, Grau cites Jackson Pollock, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Clyfford Still as inspirations in both style and attitude.

With both cultural icons and world events often acting as inspiration, he strives to communicate meaning through both figures and colors. “I have done my research, made my study, and then I can turn off my mind and paint.” Said Grau, speaking about his neo-expressionist works, “I know what I have set out to do but the details that come out in the canvas are an obscured vision of the subject…it’s something you set out to do with love or with hatred.”

The pure pleasure of creating is the driving force behind his painting. He believes that art need not be complicated and that art is for everyone.

Originating from Denmark, Grau currently lives in Los Angeles, California. His experience in graphic design informs his compositions and methodology. However, Grau considers himself an anti-conformist and does not find digital creative work fulfilling.

“Whatever an artist does, they put a piece of their soul into the artwork,” explains Grau. “In that way you can show who you really are. You can make yourself individual by creating something unique that is a part of you but that can also be a part of those who see it and experience it.”

Soren Grau’s artworks have been collected by international companies, including Red Bull, HBO, Toyota, and FX, as well as by private art lovers.