11 March–18 June 2017
Staatliche Kunstahalle Baden-Baden presents a solo exhibition of works by Sergej Jensen spanning the last 16 years.
Primarily known for his textile works, Jensen’s lyrical compositions incorporate a variety of fabrics, from burlap and linen to silk and wool. Though his works are rooted within the tradition of minimalist painting, Jensen takes the traditional ground for painting – the canvas – repurposing it as a painterly medium in itself. The artist sews, bleaches, stretches or stains the cloth to create works that waver between abstraction and representation. The principles of the ready-made and recycling also suffuse his practice; off-cuts from previous works often re-appear within new compositions.
Jensen’s most recent works incorporate figurative aspects, drawing on a variety of motifs from classical art history.
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Sergej Jensen ‘Roadside Meeting’ (2016)
Acrylic on sewn moneybags
102 3/8 x 74 13/16 in. (260 x 190 cm)
© the artist. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)