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  • Olav Christopher Jenssen

    Kunstnernes Hus

    Olav Christopher Jenssen’s series of works entitled “Lack of Memory,” 1990-92, shows this Berlin-based Norwegian artist to be an endlessly inventive and imaginative painter. At first sight this exhibition of 40 identically sized paintings—selected from the 42 works that comprise the series—looks almost like a group show of a small school of painters. It actually represents an encyclopedic summing-up of the variety of techniques at the command of the abstract painter, whose work patently has no place within any geometric language.

    Jenssen pours, squeezes, stains, and splashes paint onto

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