Primarily known for his minimalistic works, in which nonpainterly materials and textile supports were employed as the main subject, Sergej Jensen for the first time presents a new group of works that entirely shows a figurative type of painting.
While referring to motifs drawing back to old etchings and classical canvases, the works combine these sources in an unconventional way. Using unsaturated acrylic paint that is applied in an either plastic or fluid manner the paintings deal with art history and its reception at the same time. Where the self-reflexive gesture of his former paintings established a comment on modernism and its negation these new works take up an involvement with the construction of painting again that fully embraces the color and textures of its motifs.
Until January 24th
Regen Projects (West Hollywood)
633 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(text from the press release)