Olav Christopher Jenssen, Idiom, 2006/08, 245 x 245 cm, acrylic on canvas
Photo: Uwe Walter
Olav Christopher Jenssen - At times
30.03.2008 to 11.06.2008
Haus am Waldsee will be presenting "At times", a show of current works by the Norwegian artist Olav Christopher Jenssen who was born in 1954. For the first time here in Berlin, the painter and sculptor will be showing the full spectrum of his works: from large scale paintings and small watercolours and drawings to expansive sculptural installations made of aluminium, clay andplaster.
In contrast to the internationally acclaimed figurative work that is strongly represented in German painting, Jenssen works on an introspective, abstract network of thought that evades concreteconceptual definition. Layer by layer, Jenssen builds his images along abstract planar structures. The shifting shapes remind one of hanging gardens, incomplete pictorial combinations that porously develop their self-assurance in the light.