by Sergej Jensen, Peter Eleey, Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Helmut Draxler , Jacob Fabricius, Rainald Goetz, Dirk von Lowtzow, Melanie Ohnemus, Susanne...
ISBN 3942405067 (3-942405-06-7)
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Softcover, Distanz, 2011
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Book summary: A collection of remarkable paintings created mostly without paint. Since the mid-1990s, Sergej Jensen (b. in Copenhagen in 1971) has been offering one of the most remarkable responses to the question of what painting can still be today. Painting in the classical sense plays only a minor role: in lieu of
canvas, Jensen uses jute, coarse cotton, and jeans. He incorporates spots on fabrics, which turn the expressive gesture of his paintings into a sign of wear from real life. Jensen sews fabrics together, leaving the seams visible to evoke the fleeting impression of a drawing and he colors others with gouache, acrylics, and markers, but Jensen more often applies materials foreign to painting, such
as patches, paper money, spices, beads, and glitter. Hanging his fabrics from windows, Jensen lets the sun and rain contribute a patina and treats them with
chlorine and paints mixed with bleach to reduce their brilliance.
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