Change is good for art but hard on the artist. I feel that serious artists go into the studio day after day and let the art slowly take them, sometimes kicking and screaming, into new territories. They let the making of things have its own life, and this living force brings them into areas of creating they could never have imagined. Solutions come from this working process. Sometimes you have the feeling that you are being pulled by a team of wild dogs.
Bill Jensen is an American abstract painter whose works have been praised for their unconventional compositions and profound sense of color.
Bill JensenSpannocchia Luohan I, 2017oil on linen66 x 51 cm
25 15/16 x 20 1/16 in
Bill JensenHushed Mountains XII, 2016-17oil on linen81 x 91 cm
31 14/16 x 35 13/16 in
Bill JensenHushed Mountains V, 2015-16oil on linen102 x 81 cm
40 2/16 x 31 14/16 in
Bill JensenSMALL TRANSGRESSION (diptych), 2015acrylic on linen66 x 124.5 cm
25 15/16 x 49 1/16 in
66 x 124,5 cm overall
Bill JensenSINGLE CH'U, 2014-15oil on linen137 x 106.7 cm
53 14/16 x 42 1/16 in
Bill JensenEND OF THE ORDINARY REALM (HUANGSHAN MOUNTAIN), 2013-14oil on linen155 x 104 cm
61 1/16 x 40 15/16 in
Bill JensenBOOK OF CH'U (diptych), 2011-12oil on linen144 x 218 cm
56 11/16 x 85 13/16 in
144 x 218 cm overall
Bill JensenStudy for Book of Songs X, 2011egg and oil tempera on paper41 x 62 cm
16 2/16 x 24 6/16 in
Bill JensenSUBSTANCE, SPIRIT & SHADOW (T'AO CH'IEN 7TH C) (triptych) VERSION II, 2010-14oil on linen140 x 321 cm
55 1/16 x 126 6/16 in
140 x 321 cm overall
Bill JensenWith Color XIII, 2009egg and oil tempera on paper51 x 38 cm
20 1/16 x 14 15/16 in
Bill JensenWith Color XXII, 2009egg and oil tempera on paper56 x 38 cm
22 1/16 x 14 15/16 in
Bill JensenWith Color XVIII, 2007-08egg and oil tempera on paper48 x 38 cm
18 14/16 x 14 15/16 in
Looking back over 20 or 30 years, I could never have dreamt where these images came from and where the art has taken me. To make something truly amazing is to make something you could never have dreamt of.
Bill Jensen was born in 1945 in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated in 1968 from the University of Minnesota with a BFA, and then again in 1970 with an MFA.
Jensen is renowned for his take on Abstract Expressionist styles of work, and for its use of shapes and imagery in large spaces on the canvas. Many consider the artist’s pieces to be eerie and dark. He had a showing in 1971 at the Brooklyn Museum, but Jensen was forced to take a short recess from painting after a toxic reaction to his paints later that year. Throughout the 1980s,...
Phong Bui - Bill Jensen - Margrit Lewczuk - Nathlie ProvostyBui Jensen Lewczuk Provosty 18.04 - 16.05.2018 Gallery - Brussels - BelgiumThe idea of this exhibit arose from their long-nurtured friendships and genuine shared love of art and culture. Together they explore the themes of pairs, parallels, and patterns in this exhibit, with the pure pleasure of camaraderie, including the diversity that allows them to remain friends with their growth in...