Sergej Jensen

1973 · Denmark

Artist biography

Sergej Jensen is a mid-career established artist, who originates from Denmark. Sergej Jensen was born in 1973. Also born in Denmark around 1973 and of the same generation are Jeppe Hein and Jesper Just.

About Sergej Jensen's work

Sergej Jensen is a notable figure in Abstraction. Towards the end of the nineteenth century, many artists were hoping for a change that would allow art to be more reflective of the transitions in society happening at the time. Abstract art therefore indicates a desire to escape the more classical depictions of reality, in which artists were constrained. With the use of geometrical shapes, colours and gestural elements, artists like Pablo Picasso and Georges Braques were able to lay the foundations for what would become a fundamental branch of modern art. With abstract art, objects and figures are simplified, schematised, which can arguably provide the viewer with a more spiritual experience, since the focus is not put on the material world, but implies an invitation to delve into reflection.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Sergej Jensen's work is on display in 9 galleries around the world, in countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Denmark. The galleries exhibiting Sergej Jensen's work include White Cube | Bermondsey and 10 Hanover Street in London, as well as dépendance in Brussels. Sergej Jensen's work has most recently been exhibited at dépendance in Brussels (28 August 2019 until 31 August 2019) with the exhibition Exhibition for ENTER ART FAIR. Sergej Jensen's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions; Strips (05 April 2018 - 02 June 2018) at Peder Lund in Oslo and How It’s Made (06 December 2017 - 11 January 2018) at Carl Kostyál in Malmo.

Sergej Jensen has three works for sale currently available on Artland.

Sergej Jensen in private collections

On Artland Sergej Jensen's works can be found in the collection of Mono and Louis Kotze, who for instance also has works by other artists including Thomas Flechtner, Ghizlane Sahli, and Françoise Coutant.

Historical Context of Denmark

As the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark has often been rather influenced by the Germanic culture of Northern Europe, which borders its southern frontiers. This sensibility is often combined 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. Renowned for his wistful and extremely scarce interiors, Hammershøi's reputation was founded on his exquisite depictions of light and shadow in simple, 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 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 Sergej Jensen

Born in 1973, Sergej Jensen grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The generation of artists that grew up in, and took inspiration from, the nineteen eighties was influenced by a period of fast growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The nineteen eighties was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti began to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Sergej Jensen

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