Martin Bigum is an important artist on Denmark's contemporary art scene. In 2015, his exhibition "My own art -1989-2014" was featured at the Bornholm Art Museum and he remained on the island for one month. During that time, he painted the work of art "The Counterwave", trying to capture the special light which artist have always treasured about Bornholm, especially in modernism. Martin Bigum is very knowledgeable of art history and his works are filled with references to the works of other artists. Rooted in his drawing of comic strips, he mixes highbrow and lowbrow art. His kaleidoscopic works of art resemble puzzles - it is up to the viewer to assemble the pieces. The Counterwave renders his impressions of Bornholm, depicting places he saw during his stay, some more specific than others. These include the Bornholm Art Museum, works of art in our collection, places in the countryside, the views around the museum and many other sites on the island.