Jesper Christiansen

Jesper Christiansen (b. 1955) has since the beginning of his practice as an artist been associated with painting. He has been particularly concerned with surface in relation to perspective and the physical space itself in which a painting is placed. These concerns have become the artist’s trademark.

 

Since the mid-1980s, Christiansen has focused on these relationships between illusions and surfaces whilst producing formally simplistic presentations, he continued this theme, increasing in terms of formal complexity throughout the 1990s.

 

 

The artist often uses words as his subject matter, the perspective shifting whist crossing the surface of the painting; there are subtle references to the reality in which the painting is placed. This technique is used to indicate the unique nature of the piece as a painting - as art – in contrast to the external world in which it is exhibited.

 

 

Selected exhibitions in the gallery:

 

2015 22.06. - 30.06. WITH DANTE IN PARADISE, THE SOUTH-EASTERN PART OF ODSHERRED -  solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 07.06. - 10.08. ALLES WASSER - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2013 24.05 - 31.08. BLUMEN / FLOWERS / BLOMSTER - group show (Berlin)

 

2012 27.09 - 20.10. ACCROCHAGE - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2012 12.05 - 16.06. TIME PASSES FOR VIRGINIA WOOLF - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2009 17.04 - 23.05. MEGA - group show (Copenhagen) 

 

2009 13.02 - 24.04.  HAUS STUNDEN, NEW PAINTINGS - solo show (Berlin)

 

2007 14.12 - 2008 02.02. ACCESSORIES - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2006 15.09 - 23.10. NICE PAINTINGS - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2004 17.01 - 28.02. COLOR - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2003 07.06 - 06.08. PRODUCT - group show (Copenhagen)

 

2003 07.03 - 16.04. TWENTY YEARS OF BORING DRAWING - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2001 31.08 - 06.10. WORD CLUSTER PAINTINGS - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

2000 24.03 - 22.04 SOMETHING ABOUT DRAWINGS - group show (Copenhagen)

 

1999 04.08 - 2000 08.01 THE MILLENIUM SHOW - group show (Copenhagen)

 

1998 27.11 - 1999 12.01. GÜNTHER FÖRG, JESPER CHRISITIANSEN, PER ARNOLDI, PAINTING POTS (Copenhagen)

 

1998 10.09 - 20.10. NEW PAINTINGS - solo show (Copenhagen)

 

1996 20.06 - 27.07. THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - group show (Copenhagen)

2015 22.05 - 2015 27.06. Jesper Christiansen - With Dante in Paradise, the South-eastern part of Odsherred


2015 22.05 - 2015 30.06. Jesper Christiansen - Med Dante i Paradis, den sydøstlige del af Odsherred


Jesper Christiansen, Paradismaleri #1 Et øjeblik i Leonard Woolfs Have, 2015, acrylic on linen, 260 x 350 cm