In the third part of our exhibition series where the Astrup Fearnley Museum presents some of the collection’s most central artists, we have the pleasure of presenting Jens Johannessen (b. 1934).
Johannessen has an important presence in the Astrup Fearnley collection which contains of some of his most outstanding work.
The exhibition focuses on Johannessen’s use of collage techniques and decollage. The main focus is on the “cut images” that Johannessen developed from the 60s and onwards, the works he developed in the 60s and 70s with iron stencils and in the 90s with paper stencils. Together, this shows how Johannessen developed both the collage technique and the picturesque medium by using and integrate already existing motives in the painting.
Curated by Gunnar B. Kvaran and Therese Möllenhoff