About the artist:
Since the early 1980s Olav Christopher Jenssen (b. 1954) has been developing an abstract expressionist style in which he has systematically explored formal possibilities and colour expression. Neo-Expressionism had important resonances in the Nordic countries and Olav Christopher Jenssen was one of the main actors. For nearly 30 years, he has created series of abstract paintings exploring the floating line, as well as a corporal engagement within the process of painting, constructing balanced structures in a dialogue with art history. With great sensibility and skilfulness, he approaches and withdraws from representation, flirting with landscapes and cityscapes, or signs of nature, always leaving his own and personal traces and marks.
Jenssen is a key artist in the Astrup Fearnley Collection. The Collection includes a large number of his works from a variety of periods, giving a comprehensive picture of his artistic journey through the years.