Smike Käszner (b. 1966, Denmark) graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 1999.
During his time at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Smike Käszner was part of the group of students who in the second half of the 90s seized the new digital opportunities in the graphical arts. Painting was mixed with print on canvas. Screen printing was mixed with lithography, drawing and digital printing. The boundaries between techniques were tested and violated.
It also characterizes Käszner’s art today which is often a hybrid between different techniques. Often with a stark contrast between tight geometric and photographic expressions and sudden explosive application of paint. But it also happens that Käszner returns to a simple classic technique such as the ink drawing – which is often accompanied by a philosophical or political commentary.