Published by Kerber. Edited by Marta Herford. Text by Kåre Bulie, Olav Christopher Jenssen, Viola Varzon.
Norwegian artist Olav Christopher Jenssen’s (born 1954) abstract paintings abound with delicate lines, energetic brushstrokes and swathes of vivid, near-psychedelic color. Enigma presents more than 60 large-scale works produced between 1985 and 2012.
Norwegian-born, Berlin-based artist Olav Christopher Jenssen has been working for nearly three decades to free painting from its figurative and historical baggage. This comprehensive monograph presents not only the resultant energetic gestural abstract paintings for which he is known, but also provides a well deserved look at his drawings and sculptures.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essay by Christoph Schreier.
Always willing to leave past accomplishments behind in pursuit of new goals, Jenssen has developed an oeuvre of striking complexity and stylistic richness over the past 20 years. His art moves back and forth between formal precision and baroque excess, sensitive peinture and poetic, verbal allusion that is often expressed in cryptic textual references.