Maria Torp was born in 1975, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2000-2007 and before that at the London College of Printing. She lives and works in Copenhagen. Torp works with sculpture, painting and on paper and she has participated in several group exhibitions at galleries, museums, art halls and art fairs both nationally and internationally. In addition she has executed decoration commissions for among other organizations FTF, Ferring, The Velux Foundation and TrygVesta. The visual artist Maria Torp paints intense, compelling portraits and impressions of space. With a variety of drawing and painting techniques she unveils vital, hyperrealistic images of human beings in various relations and situations. There is a distinctive depth and sensitivity in Torp’s precise portraits, and her paintings remain vibrant and alive in expression – indeed, they almost quiver with life. Torp works with sculpture, painting and on paper.