Born in 1977 in Denmark; lives and works in Copenhagen
Graphic designer – Copenhagen Technical College – Graphic department
He works with painting.
Madse Rafte Hein in his works focuses on presenting a broad range of interiors, done in a style that is specific to his oeuvre. He is very comfortable creating rooms filled with decorations, still lifes bursting with details and arrangements brimming with pastel colors.
To elevate his body of work further, he decided to experiment with the "outside". The new paintings are now also getaways to the natural world, the environment away from the "four walls", Mother Nature in its full bloom.
The artist takes his inspiration all over visual culture, starting with photography, golden age paintings, collages and books, to videos and old movies. Looking for a revelation in a process, but always a fruitful one. Therefore, the landscapes by Rafte Hein are a blend of culture together with nature.
"His recent paintings are colorful and vibrant, with a common theme of bright pink, yellow and turquoise. They are infused with contrast - mixing objects, scenes and even centuries. Like a pair of Converse next to an antique bust or a 90's computer in a rowing boat."
His work has been exhibited in group and solo shows in Denmark.