Jacob Jensen

Denmark

Artist biography

Jacob Jensen is an artist, who was born in Denmark, like other celebrated artists such as Elin Berger, Pernille Kapper Williams, Aysel Barış, Ida_artworks, and Cornelis Petrus T Hoen.

Jacob Jensen's exhibition

Jacob Jensen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Marie Kirkegaard Gallery in Copenhagen (10 April 2017 until 20 May 2017) with the exhibition Balancing act.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, that borders its southern frontiers. This responsiveness is often mixed with the Nordic traits of restraint and melancholy in its arts. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, and in the earlier part of the twentieth, Denmark originated a key painter of Post-Impressionism, Vilhelm Hammershøi. Acclaimed for his melancholic and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his ethereal representations of light and shadow in modest, dignified interiors, most often his own residence. In the later twentieth century, Denmark was a major 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. Established in 1949, CoBrA's vivid 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.

Jacob Jensen