Temptation of minotaur
Original drawing by Halfdan Pisket
Halfdan Pisket, b. 1985, was accepted at the Danish Royal Academy of Art at only 17 and at an age of only 35 he has, to name a few, won the following awards. The three year work grant from the Danish government, The award for the most groundbreaking Danish graphic novelist, 2 times Ping award for best Danish comic, The Karen Blixen award, Politikens Frit Flet award, Art poster of the year for Copenhagen Jazz Festival and last years first price at the the second largest comics festival in Europe "Grand Prix de Festival International de la Bande Dessinée, Angoulême". He was referred to as the Danish wonderboy in connection with the award and praised by the Danish press.
Pisket works with graphics, illustration, animation, video & comics. Where storytelling always is the center of Halfdan's works, whether it's video or drawings. His technique and detail is intensive which charges the work with immediacy and strong feelings. The viewer is invited into his works to experience something new and unknown by comparing it to something we know.