February 14, 2019
Andrew Jensdotter will give a lecture in Schermer Meeting Hall on Monday, March 4th at 5:30pm.
Andrew Jensdotter’s paintings depict the visual static of collective imagery. Mining the glossy pages of magazines and online search queries, Jensdotter transforms sets of related photographic content into physical layers of representational painting and drawing onto a single surface. Upon building up numerous rendered layers onto a single canvas, the artist eviscerates the thick surface revealing a highly energetic composition made from the accumulated color pallette of a chosen subject matter. Where once there was a specific subject to focus on, what remains are abstracted fields and after images devoid of any focal point forcing the eye race across its surface or relax into a blur of color. The relationships between additive and subtractive processes, and the disintegration of the stable and specific into the volatile and abstract present visual analogs for experiences of both overwhelming information and loss of definition in the age of mass media.
Andrew Jensdotter is a visual artist based in Denver, Colorado. He received his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014. He is currently represented by Gildar Gallery where he has participated in both group and solo exhibitions. His work has been exhibited at the international art fair Untitled in Miami in 2016 and 2017 and recently at Galeria Hilario Galguera in Mexico City in 2018. In February 2019 the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will be hosting his first solo institutional exhibition.