Jesper Just


Artist biography

Jesper Just is a modern artist, who was born and brought up in Denmark, like other prominent artists such as Buccella Danilo, Eva Helene Pade, Montana, Anna Sørensen, and Klaus Fredriksen.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Jesper Just's work is available on display in Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Denmark and Perrotin | New York in the United States. Jesper Just's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition CIRCUITS (INTERPASSIVITIES) at Galleri Nicolai Wallner in Copenhagen, Denmark. The exhibition was open from 26 October 2018 until 28 December 2018. Jesper Just's work has also been exhibited during the Corporealités exhibition at Perrotin | New York in the United States (14 January 2020 - 15 February 2020).

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 limits. This sensibility is often mixed with the Nordic attributes of restraint and melancholy in its arts. At 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. Acclaimed for his wistful and extremely sparse interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite representations of light and shadow in modest, elegant 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. Founded in 1949, CoBrA's vivid colours and vibrant childlike figures became both a scandal and sensation. Other prominent modern and Danish artists include Per Kirkeby, Olafur Eliasson, Danh Vō, Sergej Jensen and Tal R.

Jesper Just