Welcome to Brujo Art Company
Brujo Art Company is founded by artist Danny Germansen as an possibility to produce, present and sell his art under one name.
Danny Germansen`s biography:
Danny Germansen is born and raised in Ribe on the west cost of Jutland in Denmark.
Danny has had a difficult childhood with two paralyzing operations in his spinal core at the age of 9 and the age of 14. This has left him paralyzed for the rest of his life and making him use a wheelchair. Danny spent much of his childhood in and out of hospitals.
Not being able to play and do sports with the other children of his age. Danny sat home and watch VCR and television where he would fantasize and dreaming about making his own films.
At the age of thirteen Danny started to play bass guitar witch turned out to do a lot of good for him later in life. He was playing rock concerts all over the area where he lives.
At 17 years old Danny finished folk school and went to a higher preparatory school for two years studding danish, music, psychology and philosophy.
When the school finished, and a year had gone, Danny and some of his school friends went to travel Australia and Fiji for a half a year as back backers, a journey that helped shape Danny’s character and help him to experience nature and the freedom of the road as he always wished.
But at that time Danny’s problem from his childhood started to get at him and as it soon turned out when Danny came home from the journey his problems slowly was starting to get him down.
Problems from childhood and living a lonely life not able to work and difficulties getting around and meet people. The time got to long and lonely for Danny and he started slowly to break down.
Around that time Danny was attending the EFC the EUROPEAN FILM COLLEGE in Denmark but had to stop before time because of to many problems and sickness. When Danny got home from there, he gave up on life and just sat in his apartment and the breakdown was complete! The walls literally caved in on him!
Danny started in treatment for his mental problems and soon after started to work on his first amateur film MANIFESTATION. Witch was shown on DR 2 in the year 2000 (Danish national television) Danny was now 24 years old and used the help he got from his hometowns social workers and his doctors to write and film his way out of his problems…
And it is some of those films and videos you can watch here on this Website. Danny picked the best of the bunch to be presented on this platform !
Enjoy ! – And thanks for your interest.
About the Film/Video work:
TALES FROM THE DOWN BELOW OF SOCIETY.
As an ongoing problem in the industrialized world the human race gets more and more lonely and alienated,
The world turns faster and faster and people are more busy then ever working, making career, making family, making money and having all the right material stuff and doing all social acceptable thing that is the norm of society!
It is in this world where the sick and weak humans goes under the radar and lives outside society. They live on the edge of society in isolation, loneliness and alienation!
The film and videos by Danny Germansen show the humans who are down and out by society without the possibility to save them self! It is the mental ill and physically challenge who is not able to follow the fast modern society!
No one thinks about these people, they are on there own, sometime caught in a life full of pain. Some choose suicide as there last resort.
It is with inspiration in his own life that Danny makes these videos/films that sometime can seem embarrassing and ruthless. But only are true emotions that all humans are cable of to feel if they where in the same situation.
About Poster/T-Shirt work
Danny’s Poster work are inspired by the Pop Art movement and specially inspired by Andy Warhol.
The T-Shirt work are inspired by the underground movements and counterculture as Skate, Hip-Hop, Trash, Punk and Grunge.
Danny collaborated with the EXQUISITE CORPSE VIDEO PROJECT VOL. 2 curated by Brazilian filmmaker and video artist KIKA NICOLELA. The ECVP vol. 2 is a collaboration of over 60 artists from all over the world. Where the video artist continue the work of the other artist. ECVP vol. 2 shows around the world.
Danny attending the HEP: HUMAN EMOTION PROJECT Curated by ALISON WILLIAMS from South Africa. The project collects video and film from all over the world about human emotions and screens them around the world.
Danny’s film and videos shown at festivals in New York, Switzerland, Poland, China and Herning (Denmark). Plus other shows at galleries and an art event in London by ACTART.
Danny works together with South African filmmaker and artist ALISON WILLIAMS on a feature art film project called TEA IN A THUNDER CUP.
Working on video COLD together with Marek Magierecki, Steffen Graumann and the wonderful new classic and electronic musician Daria Baiocchi from MILANO, Italy. COLD has this year been showed at 5 festivals.
At the end of 2012 I signed a contract with SKY TELEVISION, Italy. On them showing my Video BEATEN on those channel SKY ARTE, It will go in rotation for a while in a daily program !
ALIENATION & LONELINESS are going on an tour with THE TIME IS LOVE 6 – 2013 tour. Curated by Kisito Assangni