CCA is pleased to present Waiting for the tide – Waiting for the rain by the Danish artist Bent Holstein.


Waiting for the tide – Waiting for the rain unfolds a series of new works by Bent Holstein, a painter and graphic artist whose work has been based on photography throughout his career. CCA Andratx is pleased to present the second solo-show with the artist. While his first exhibition, “Before the Avalanche” (2014) comprised depictions of the early snow in the Alps, the current exhibition will confront the beholder with the vast climate-change effects and however the unpredictability of nature continues. Observing Holstein’s works, one may have the strange feeling of a dangerous situation being about to happen, the power of nature. 

The title of the exhibition and the featured artworks are greatly inspired by both, this Summer’s unusual heat in Denmark, which offered apocalyptic views of dried trees and landscapes, and the draught Bahamas’ beaches in Long Island, waiting for the high tide.


The show presents a photographic series printed on paper and mounted on dibond or framed. By using Archival pigment prints, the artist has edited the works with several techniques and different materials such as wax, dispersion, stain, lacquer and oil.

Bent Holstein has been represented by Galerie Asbaek since 1975 and his work is represented in several international museums and art collections.   



Bent Holstein (DK)



Bent Holstein is a Danish artist, born in 1942 in Copenhagen. Lives and works in Copenhagen. Holstein exhibited in DCA Gallery, New York, Spring 2005.