Peter Ibsen

Art advisor and gallerist

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Peter Ibsen

Art advisor and gallerist

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Collector, art advisor and cardamom bun lover, Peter Ibsen @pibsen comes from Copenhagen, where he reveals unknown artists in his gallery Sunday-S @sundays_cph.
His selection is multiple, personal and sharp, so is his danish lifestyle. You can discover there the minimal and delicate works of Luke Diiorio, Otis Jones or Wolfgang Voegele.
Make a coffee, take a breath. Welcome to the quiet and arty world of Peter ☕.

Who are you ?

Father of three children, art collector, advisor and now also gallerist. Totally addicted to yoga and living according to “less is more” in Copenhagen.

If you had to explain your job to a 6 years old child?

I show people paintings with almost no paint on them – most of them in black and white. I help collectors discover paintings by artists people have never heard of.

What your favorite part in Copenhagen?

Depends on the day, mood, time and weather, but there are little hidden gems everywhere, such as Juno the Bakery – the best in Østerbro: @juno_the_bakery. Then there’s the Granola coffee shop on Værnedamsvej: www.granola.dk. Or cycling past the lakes, headed for La Banchina @labanchinacph. The interior design store &Tradition @and tradition… There are so many great places, it’s hard to choose!

What do you usually do on Monday mornings?

Up at 6am. First, I make myself an espresso then breakfast for the kids. Next, I take my daughter Ella to school. After that, I go to my Vinyasa Flow yoga class.

What is your favorite book to quote during a date ?

Well, I'm not dating, but if I was I’d quote a speech from my grandfather to my grandmother: “Always say yes to new experiences. If you say no, the door closes and you lose that moment forever. If you say yes, you might be surprised how amazing life can be”.

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What is your favorite month?

August – in Copenhagen or at our summerhouse by the sea.

What is the oldest object you possess ?

My grandfather's Omega watch, I got it when he passed away…

Which song do you ask to the DJ to play when you are drunk?

The Boss / James Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC2ZY2loo74&frags=pl%2Cwn

What was the last thing that suprised you ?

I recently meet a great artist, aged 86, in Barcelona. She was incredible – much younger in outlook than many my age and so much more alive! It was such a special experience.

Which object makes you nostalgic?

Chestnuts! Or my old Italian coffee grinder.

Write the first 10 words you have in mind

Green juice or salmon for lunch. Should I go to London Frieze ? Sorry 11 words

if you had to go somewhere to spend 1 month alone, where would you go?

A yoga retreat, somewhere warm, strange and out-of-the-ordinary.

What object defines you the most ?

My iPhone or my glasses.

The last thing that make you laugh on the internet?

The Pocket book of boners

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