Introduction: Olav Christopher Jenssen


Olav Christopher Jenssen (b. 1954) is one of Norway’s most renowned and exhibited contemporary artists in an international context. Jenssen has made his mark as a renewer of abstract painting. He also works with drawings, graphic prints, and books, and has the last few years also explored ceramic sculpture. In 2006, Jenssen completed a large hanging sculpture in steel and glass for the new Library and Culture house in Halmstad. The interplay between detail and whole, the spontaneous and controlled, are recurring elements in his abstract compositions which successfully lend themselves to most formats.