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Olav Christopher Jenssen

Norwegian, b. 1954

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Olav Christopher Jenssen

Norwegian, b. 1954

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Olav Christopher Jenssen’s diverse output of abstract paintings “balances visual rhapsody with formal rigor, intuition with history, and risk-taking with structure,” as one critic has said. Though consistent in his use of bright, saturated colors, Jenssen works in a wide range of modes. Some paintings use playful and sparse brush strokes reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism, while other series consist of bold, hard-edge geometric patterns. One of Scandinavia’s most renowned contemporary painters, Jenssen describes his works as “interior landscapes”, which use bright and contrasting color fields to channel the pure impulses of his mind.

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Biography

Olav Christopher Jenssen’s diverse output of abstract paintings “balances visual rhapsody with formal rigor, intuition with history, and risk-taking with structure,” as one critic has said. Though consistent in his use of bright, saturated colors, Jenssen works in a wide range of modes. Some paintings use playful and sparse brush strokes reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism, while other series consist of bold, hard-edge geometric patterns. One of Scandinavia’s most renowned contemporary painters, Jenssen describes his works as “interior landscapes”, which use bright and contrasting color fields to channel the pure impulses of his mind.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Museo Reina Sofia
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta