Niels Valentin

Born in Roskilde, Denmark, 1963.

Student of Ulrik Hoff, 1990

Danish Design School, Institute Of Visual Communication, 1990 - 1995. Student of a.o. Karl V. Larsen

Freelance in moviebusiness, background painter and visual effects, 1995 - present.

Writer, director and teacher.



Williams Fine Art Dealers, USA

Galleri Backlund, Sweden

Liza's Gallery, Denmark

Galleri Art for future, Denmark



Boston International Fine Arts Show, Boston, 2017 

ArtPrize9, Grand Rapids, USA, 2017

"Shock & Awe: Contemporary Realism At It's Best", Williams Fine Art Dealers, 2017

"New Works", Baghuset, 2017

"Blue Hour", Galleri Art for future, 2017

Liza's Gallery, Stege, 2016

Dronninglund Kunstcenter (Dronninglund Artcenter), Dronninglund, 2016

"Inner Ocean", RoS Gallery, Roskilde, 2016

BL, København, 2016

"Portal - the ocean and the remembrance", Roskilde, 2015

Roskilde Town Hall, Roskilde 2015

Gallery Art for future, Valby 2014

Naviair, Copenhagen 2014

Galleri LABR, Roskilde 2014


Galleri Gl. Lejre, 2013

Danske Bank - Roskilde, 2013

Roskilde Åben, 2012

Galleri LABR Easter Exhibition, 2010

Farver Hammers Gaard, Roskilde, 2010

Sparekassen Sjælland, Trekroner, 2009



Mural, Nimbus Film

Mural and decoration, Planetariet, Copenhagen

Mural, Roskilde Mediecenter

Mural, Den blå Planet

Exhibition painting, LEGO



"Filmens skjulte malerier er ved at uddø", Hans Christian Kromann, Politiken FILM, 24. feb, 2013.

"Collector's Focus - Marine Art", American Art Collector Magazine, juni, 2017.



Worked on numerous movies, a.o.:

  • I et spejl i en gåde
  • Drabet
  • Unge Andersen
  • Strings
  • It's All About Love
  • Dear Wendy
  • Mirakel
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Dogville 
  • Manderlay
  • Skagerrak
  • Wilbur begår selvmord
  • Klatretøsen
  • Der var engang en dreng - som fik en lillesøster med vinger
  • En kort en lang



Along with my work in the movies, I've always painted.

I do both oils and acrylics. Taking a lot of digital photos, I enhance them digitally, like cropping, saturation, contrast and use them as inspiration.

Some think the digital realm undermine the classical art, but I claim, that in the intersection between the two ways, interesting things and expressions and new views on our world might appear.