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Sergej Jensen

Danish, b. 1973

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Sergej Jensen

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Danish, b. 1973

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Biography

Sergej Jensen, who once described his work as “painting without paint,” is best known for his manifold textile works. He works with a range of found and manipulated fabrics, including silk, cashmere, burlap, wool, and hand-knitted swatches. His process involves a combination of painting over, sewing, gluing, bleaching, dying, and stretching the materials in ways that often highlight idiosyncrasies and traces of wear and tear. New works are sometimes based on off-cuts from previous bodies of work. Jensen is also known for his gestural marks, muted palette, and a style that incorporates both abstract and representational elements. When hanging his exhibitions, Jensen will sometimes include domestic items in the arrangements, such as fireplaces and carpeting.

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Bienal de Sao Paulo
Biography

Sergej Jensen, who once described his work as “painting without paint,” is best known for his manifold textile works. He works with a range of found and manipulated fabrics, including silk, cashmere, burlap, wool, and hand-knitted swatches. His process involves a combination of painting over, sewing, gluing, bleaching, dying, and stretching the materials in ways that often highlight idiosyncrasies and traces of wear and tear. New works are sometimes based on off-cuts from previous bodies of work. Jensen is also known for his gestural marks, muted palette, and a style that incorporates both abstract and representational elements. When hanging his exhibitions, Jensen will sometimes include domestic items in the arrangements, such as fireplaces and carpeting.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 6 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Bienal de Sao Paulo
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