Olav Christopher Jenssen

Works

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Transmontane Painting No. 03, 2017

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Transmontane Painting No. 03, 2017

Oil on canvas, 195 x 187 cm

Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 6, 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 6, 2012

Acrylic on canvas, 245 x 245 cm

Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 4, 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 4, 2012

Acrylic on canvas, 245 x 245 cm

Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Telpa Paintings 4, 2014

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Telpa Paintings 4, 2014

Oil on canvas, 203 x 190 cm

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Telpa Paintings 4, 2014

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Talpa Painthings 5, 2014

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Talpa Painthings 5, 2014

Oil on canvas, 203 x 190 cm

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Talpa Painthings 5, 2014

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 21, 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, The Letharia Painting No. 21, 2012

Oil on canvas, 165 x 145 cm

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (5), 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (5), 2012

Acrylic on Alu-Dibond, 41 x 41 cm

Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (11), 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (11), 2012

Acrylic on Alu-dibond, 41 x 41 cm

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (11), 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (14), 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (14), 2012

Acrylic on Alu-Dibond, 41 x 41 cm

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Infinitiv (14), 2012

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Estragon, 2018

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Estragon, 2018

Charcoal on canvas, 275 x 255 cm

Litmus Painting No. 3, 2003-2004

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Litmus Painting No. 3, 2003-2004

Acrylic on canvas, 165 x 145 cm

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Olav Christopher Jenssen, Litmus Painting No. 3, 2003-2004

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Solo exhibitions

Biography & CV

Olav Christopher Jenssen (b. 1954 in Sortland, Norway) lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Lya, Sweden. He studied at the National Arts and Crafts School in Oslo (1976-79) and at the National Academy of the Arts in Oslo, Norway (1980-81). From 1996-2016 he was Professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Hamburg, and in 2007 he was appointed Professor at Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig. Major solo exhibitions include Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway (2019), Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Germany (2017), KIASMA, Finland (2010), Kunstmuseum Brandts, Denmark (2009) and Kunstmuseum Bonn, germnay (2003). He also participated in the Ostsee Biennale, Rostock (1996) and in documenta 9 (1992). He is represented in several significant public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, USA, Moderna Museet, Sweden, Astrup Fearnley Museum, Norway, Centre Pompidou, France, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germnay, Kiasma, Finland, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Germany and The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway.

Selected solo exhibitions

  • 2020

    The Rubicon Paintings, Conrads, Düsseldorf, Germany
    A Lucid Dream, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

  • 2019

    INDEX – Works on Paper, Kunstverein Villa Wessel, Iserlohn, Germany
    Olav Christopher Jenssen – Works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection, Astrup Fearnly Museet, Oslo, Norway
    Olav Christopher Jenssen, Galleri Arnstedt, Östra Karup, Sweden
    Rubicon / The Rubicon Paintings, The Ezra Sculptures and The Inventarium Drawings, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

  • 2017

    Journal, Haus am Waldsee im Bikini Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    The Pale Afternoon, Kunstverein Wolfenbüttel e.V., Wolfenbüttel, Germany
    TRANSMONTANE, Thomas Rehbein Galerie:Koeln, Cologne, Germany
    The Expedition, Galleri Susanne Ottesen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Malerei, Zeichnung , Schloss Detmold, Lippische Gesellschaft für Kunst, Detmold, Germany

  • 2016

    Denne uforklarlege stille , Galleri Riis Temporary, Oslo, Norway
    Colibri in Hardanger, Hadanger og Voss Museum, Utne, Norway
    The Expedition, Kunsthall Svalbard, Svalbard Museum, Longyearbyen, Norway
    Isotherme, Lillehammer Art Museum, Lillehammer, Norway
    Prints, Verein für Original-Radierung, München, Germany
    The Arborist – Recent paintings, sculpture, works on paper, Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway

  • 2015

    Lack of Memory / Résumé, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway
    TALPA, Galerie der HBK Braunschweig, Germany
    Slik Livet Er, Edvard Munch videregående skole, Oslo, Norway
    Colibri, Galleri Riis, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2014

    The Talpa Paintings, Gerhardsen Gerner, Berlin, Germany
    Donasjonen, Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, Tromsø, Norway
    The Letharia Paintings – The Lux Generation New Paintings, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki, Finland
    Retrospective, Saarlandmuseum, Moderne Galerie, Saarbrücken, Germany

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