Olav Christopher Jenssen

1954 · Norway

Artist biography

Olav Christopher Jenssen is seen as an established contemporary artist, who originates from Norway, like other well-known artists such as Jøran Flo, Bjørn Båsen, Signe Marie Andersen, Magnus Kaurin, and Karin Augusta Nogva. Olav Christopher Jenssen was born in 1954.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Olav Christopher Jenssen is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like Denmark, Norway, and Germany. Galleries include Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Denmark, Galleri Riis - Oslo in Norway, and Holger Priess Galerie in Germany. Olav Christopher Jenssen most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at BORCHs Butik in Copenhagen with the exhibition Stützmappe. The exhibition was open from 25 April 2019 until 04 June 2019. Olav Christopher Jenssen's first listed exhibition in Artland's database was called THE EXPEDITION and took place at Galleri Susanne Ottesen in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 02 June 2017 to 19 August 2017.

Olav Christopher Jenssen in private collections

There are two collectors in possession of artworks by Olav Christopher Jenssen at Artland. These collectors include Robert Mollers and Kunst på Arbeidsplassen, who also has works by other artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Sarah Derat, and Marie Kølbæk Iversen.

Further Biographical Context for Olav Christopher Jenssen

Born in 1954, Olav Christopher Jenssen grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic culture of the time. Conceptualism is often perceived as a response to Minimalism, and the dominant art movement of the 1970s, challenging the boundaries of art with its revolutionary features. The movements that ensued were all characteristic of a strong desire to progress and consolidate the art world, in response to the tensions of the previous decade. Process art branched out from Conceptualism, highlighting some of its most crucial aspects, but going further in creating mysterious and experimental artistic journeys, while Land Art brought creation to the outsides, initiating early ideas of environmentalism. In Germany, Expressive figure painting was given a second chance for the first time since the weakening of Abstract Expressionism almost twenty years ago, the genre reclaimed its distinction through the brushstrokes of Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The majority of the critically acclaimed artists from the 1960s, who had gained success and popularity, kept their status in the 1970s. Andy Warhol was a prominent figure of those two decades, and in the 1970s started to experiment with film and magazine publishing, thus engaging in a cross-platform activity that no other visual artist of such standard had previously undertaken. By doing so, he secured his status as a celebrity. Across the globe, various movements defined the 1970s. Amongst others, feminism and the new radical philosophies it entailed strongly influenced the visual culture. Photorealism, which had emerged in the 1960s, also gained critical and commercial success. The critical, prominent artistic figures of New York city started to embrace painters and sculptors from Latin America.

Olav Christopher Jenssen

  • Artworks in Collections 4
  • Exhibitions 8

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