Astrid Kruse Jensen
1975 · Denmark
Astrid Kruse Jensen is a mid-career contemporary visual artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark. Astrid Kruse Jensen was born in 1975. Artists Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just are of the same generation and same country as Astrid Kruse Jensen.
Galleries and Exhibitions
Astrid Kruse Jensen is represented and exhibited by Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark. Astrid Kruse Jensen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Martin Asbæk Gallery in Copenhagen with the exhibition Floating. The exhibition was open from 25 April 2019 until 31 May 2019. Astrid Kruse Jensen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm (15 January 2020 - 30 January 2020) with the name WG.Editions and Wetterling Gallery in Stockholm (13 October 2018 - 01 December 2018) with the name twentyfourseven - Wetterling Gallery 40 Years!.
Historical Context of Denmark
As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been very influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern limits. This responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark produced an extremely important painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Noted for his melancholic and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal depictions of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a significant country in the CoBrA movement of Expressionist painting, where the naming convention was derived from the cities of the founding members - the Co standing for Copenhagen on behalf of Danish artist Asger Jorn. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's bright colours and lively childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other critically acclaimed modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.
Further Biographical Context for Astrid Kruse Jensen
Astrid Kruse Jensen was born in 1975 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the beginning of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse collective of artists, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most famous artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their art became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became famed for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They achieved considerable amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a strong influence on less established artists.
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