13 October–30 December 2016
The first solo exhibition by Sergej Jensen in a Danish institution, Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), Copenhagen presents new paintings by the artist.
Perhaps best known for his abstract and monochrome works, Sergej Jensen has recently worked with figurative subject matter sourced from widely different art historical periods and schools, ranging from the Renaissance, to Romanticism, to early modernism—sometimes combining these influences.
In Jensen’s figurative paintings, subject matter is at times drawn from a single source, at others from a constellation of different sources, including historical and photographic motifs. Paintings in this exhibition include scenes and buildings in Copenhagen. In a series of black-and-white silkscreens Jensen has printed photographs of his own paintings on scaled-down canvases. Here, the artist’s own sampled works become the original source material for second mode of representation.
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Sergej Jensen ‘Circumcision’ (2016)
Acrylic on canvas 110 x 100 cm
© the artist Courtesy the artist and Avlskarl, København/Galerie Neu, Berlin