A year after Lehman: How to nail the job

oktober 8, 2009

Unemployment among new Danish graduates has tripled since last year. And now I know people that are feeling the job-market effects of last falls decision to let Lehman Brothers fail. The jobmarket is impossible with hundreds of applicants for each advertised job. Another strategy is to apply for those open positions that aren’t advertised. Unsolicited […]

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Waiting for friday, retirement, life etc.

oktober 6, 2009

I think one of the fallacies of 9-5 is that we are “saving up” for the real life. I used to cringe whenever I heard someone say “I can’t wait till friday” in my old job. Even worse when I was occaionally lured into the choir of: “When I turn 40 I’ll sell my company […]

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Opening night of “Bottom out?”

oktober 5, 2009

Friday night was a cause for celebration as the new paintings were revealed in “Just Another Gallery” Thanks again to all of you who showed up and made it a great party! Below are a few pictures, if you have more please send them to me and I will post them. best regards, Carl If […]

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The lure of big business

oktober 4, 2009

I am thinking back at my time in business school, and the roadshows given by big corporations to ensure a steady supply of young applicants. The HR policy of big business seems to be based around a concept similar to the game show Survivor: 1. Establish a reputation for excellence and competitiveness. 2. Rely on […]

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Overtime vs. own time

oktober 3, 2009

What an evening! The exhibition “Bottom out?” opened yesterday evening and I am thrilled that so many great people shared the experience. Thank you all for making it a fun event! I’ll be posting pictures from the opening as soon as I get them off my cousins Camera. Thanks for helping out Niels! If there […]

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Invitation to the exhibition “Bottom out?”

juli 31, 2009

Just Another Gallery inviterer Dem med ledsager til ferniseringen: “Bottom Out?” “Inverted Girl” from Artworks by Carl Frederik Waage Beck Phrasal Verb: [bottom out]: To descend to the lowest point possible, after which only a rise may occur… See: U.S. subprime mortgage crisis. bot·tomn.: The trousers or short pants of pajamas. Often used in the […]

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P for Paint, Portrait and Pleasure, not Photo.

juli 22, 2009

At home I have several binders full of old photographs; happy days, sad days and all the stuff in between. Yesterday was a great day: Celebrating my wife Annes birthday at home and with her family. I love photos, don’t get me wrong. But sometimes the best way to catch the essence of someone else […]

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Idea: Painting in the dark?

juli 17, 2009

Some weeks ago I proclaimed that my next project was going to be all about naked people… And then last week I went ahead anyway and did a classic paintshooter job on Michael Jackson, RIP. Sorry about that, I just had to have a painting of MJ the way he looked back in the early […]

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That was that? Michael Jackson leaves 3 kids.

juli 8, 2009

Dear friends, I don’t have much more to say about MJ. Many things were said yesterday at the memorial in Staples, California, and now Paris Jackson is EVERYWHERE in the news, youtube etc. I recognize the HUGE impact Mj has had on the music industry and society as a whole. But come on! It’s just […]

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Disarming art: Using art as a force of change

juni 25, 2009

Dear friends, This is the second painting in the series “Naked People” that I have set out to create during the next few months. While sticking to a motif that is universally understood and recognized, in this series I intend to explore the role of art and how art can be applied as a force […]

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