Constructed from a wide variety of found textiles, Jensen’s paintingsrecall elements of classic modern abstraction. The linens, silks, cashmeres,burlaps, wools and canvases that he employs have all been exposed to a range ofconditions, activities and owners, and Jensen’who once described his work as’painting without paint’‘often adopts as pictorial elements the traces of wearand prior use that mark the fabrics. He stretches, glues, and sews them onto orinto one another, sometimes treating these found supports with bleach, dyes,diamond dust, or other substances to make the final work. Combining thepurposeful with the accidental, he makes it difficult to discern hisinterventions from the stains, tears, and mends that preceded them.
SergejJensen (Danish, b. 1973) and lives and works in Berlin. He has exhibited hiswork internationally in solo exhibitions at Portikus, Frankfurt (2010-11), KWInstitute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2009), Bergen Kunsthalle (2008), MalmöKonsthall (2008), the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (2007), and various majorgroup exhibitions including the 2006 Berlin Biennial and the 2004 São PauloBiennial.