b. 1973, Denmark

Sergej Jensen Biography

Sergej Jensen was born in Denmark, he now lives and works in New York. Sergej Jensen’s work draws on a wide range of materials and formal references. Primarily known for his textile works, his lyrical compositions incorporate a variety of fabrics, from burlap and linen to silk and wool.

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Working within the idiom of minimalist painting, Jensen takes its material support – the canvas – and sews, bleaches, stretches or stains the cloth to create works that waver between abstraction and representation. The principle of the readymade and recycling also suffuse his practice; off-cuts from previous works often re-appear as motifs for new paintings; hand-knitted lengths are sewn or pulled over stretchers; sections of fabric are left outside to let the weather alter its surface.

His practice draws attention to seemingly incidental details such as flecks of wool or frayed edges, and his muted palette and gestural mark-making, whether applied in paint or stained with bleach, point as much to negative space as to delineated forms.

Sergej Jensen Featured Artworks

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Ivory Crab by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Sergej Jensen Ivory Crab, 2018 Acrylic on sequin fabric
154 x 103 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Blue Surfer by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Sergej Jensen Blue Surfer, 2019 Acrylic on sequin fabric
127 x 102 cm
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Enquire
Allover Compose Red by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork mixed media
Sergej Jensen Allover Compose Red, 2018 Acrylic on sewn fabric
129.5 x 112 x 3.2 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork mixed media
Sergej Jensen Untitled, 2019 UV print and acrylic on sewn moneybags
84 x 84 x 3.8 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Little Nazi Blush by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork painting
Sergej Jensen Little Nazi Blush, 2018 Acrylic on sequin fabric
127 x 88.9 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Bling Strips II by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork painting
Sergej Jensen Bling Strips II, 2018 Sequin fabric on UV print on sewn linen
210.8 x 160 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork painting
Sergej Jensen Untitled, 2018 Acrylic on sequin fabric over acrylic, gold leaf and UV print on linen
190.5 x 144.8 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Untitled by Sergej Jensen contemporary artwork mixed media
Sergej Jensen Untitled, 2018 Sewn fabric and UV print
190.5 x 132 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery

Sergej Jensen Recent Exhibitions

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Sergej Jensen Represented By

Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel contemporary art gallery in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo
Galerie Buchholz contemporary art gallery in Berlin, Germany
Galerie Buchholz Berlin, Cologne, New York
White Cube contemporary art gallery in Mason's Yard, London, United Kingdom
White Cube Hong Kong, London, New York, Paris, West Palm Beach
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