DANIEL JENSEN

Born in Malmo (Sweden) 1972.
Lives and works in Stockholm.

ABOUT

Ranging from small, medium and larger sizes, each painting keep the same expressive power, balanced between the playful and the serious. The entire Jensen’s work has always been focused on this balance and the tension that it builts on the canvas, through a gestural abstraction rich in references to his surrounding.
In the latest works he develops a new language which recalls sounds and music: on a primarily light background, the line drawn by the graphyte moves on the surface in a cadenced and harmonious rhythm. The paintings are now at once soft and energic, also thanks to the use of bold colours which make the image even more dynamic.
Combining different materials and techniques such as graphyte, soft pastel and acrylic, the artist costructs complex structures where different moments and elements coexist, overlapping signs and colours. The final result is a layered composition that is hard to read and conveys a orderly chaos.

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Education
1997-2001 The National Academy of Fine Art, Oslo
2000-2001 Valand School of Fine Art, Gothenburg
Recent exhibitions
2019 – Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Current Events (solo)
2019 – Ronneby Konsthall, Ronneby, Your Credit Card Has Been Cancelled (solo)
2019 – The Dot Project, London, UK, Sleep on the Wind
2019 – KANT, Fanø, Denmark, The Island Show
2019 – Art Rotterdam, NL, KANT, Copenhagen/FOLD Gallery, London
2019 – Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark, A Take on Paper
2018 – KANT, Fanø, Denmark, The Island Show
2018 – Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, Air Conditioning (solo)
2018 – BEERS London, London, UK, Happy Depression, (two-person show with Mark Posey)
2018 – Rizzuto Gallery, Palermo, Italy, All You Can See
2018 – Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, Minimum
2018 – C/O Stockholm, Björkholmen Gallery
2017 – L21 Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 20 cm From The Ground
2017 – KANT, Copenhagen, Denmark, Between The Line And The Lavish
2017 – BEERS London, London, UK, 75 Works On Paper
2017 – Björkholmen Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, 1, en samlingsutställning
2017 – CGK, Copenhagen, Denmark, We Are The Ones
2017 – Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, USA, Beheaded
Collections
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
The National Public Art Council of Sweden
Stockholm Municipality, Sweden
Investor AB, Sweden
Apoteksbolaget AB, Sweden
Åmells Collection, Sweden
SAK, Sweden
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation, Amsterdam
Steve Shane Collection, New York
Gothenburg Art Council
Östersund Municipality, Sweden
Grants
2015 – Swedish Arts Grants Committee, two-year working grant
2015 – IASPIS Exhibition Grant
2010 – IASPIS Exhibition Grant
2009 – Carl Larsson Foundation
2008 – Swedish Arts Grants Committee, one-year working grant
2006 – IASPIS Exhibition Grant
2006 – Anna Ahrenberg Foundation, Studio Residency Grez-sur-Loing
2006 – Sleipnir Travel Grant
2005 – Otto & Charlotte Mannheimer Foundation
2005 – NIFCA Nordic Air Studio Residency, Helsink


WORKS


“I have always used humour in relation to more serious elements as some kind of generating the idea in my work. That’s maybe not so visibly evident in my recent paintings but there still is a playful nature in my works that I believe reflects my temper. I try to find a balance between the humorous and the serious and I also want to find a balance between the beautiful and the ugly. There must be something a bit off, that’s when the works become interesting.”

(Interview for AbstratMag, May 2018)

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