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© Neil Jenney. Courtesy Gagosian.

Curator Marcia Tucker described Neil Jenney's visionary style of realism, developed in the late 1960s, as "Bad Painting". Reacting against the Photorealism and Minimalism of the time, Jenney pared down features to their most essential colors and forms (green grass, blue water, a brown wood floor), rendering simple relationships among humans, objects, and landscape in large, visible brushstrokes. His faux-naive oil-on-wood paintings, enclosed in heavy frames of his own design, anticipated the Neo-Expressionist movement and were influential in setting a new course for representative art.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Neil Jenney: Drawings & PaintingsGagosian
2013
The Show is OverGagosian
Works of the Jenney ArchiveGagosian
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Ozarkia, 2014

Oil on wood in artist's frame
28 × 64 × 3 3/8 in
71.1 × 162.6 × 8.6 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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Medium
Image rights
© Neil Jenney. Courtesy Gagosian.

Curator Marcia Tucker described Neil Jenney's visionary style of realism, developed in the late 1960s, as "Bad Painting". Reacting against the Photorealism and Minimalism of the time, Jenney pared down features to their most essential colors and forms (green grass, blue water, a brown wood floor), rendering simple relationships among humans, objects, and landscape in large, visible brushstrokes. His faux-naive oil-on-wood paintings, enclosed in heavy frames of his own design, anticipated the Neo-Expressionist movement and were influential in setting a new course for representative art.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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