LEA JESSEN: OBSCURED CLARITY
17 November – 23 December 2016
Danish artist Lea Jessen sees the extraordinary in the ordinary and captures it in images characterized by sharp composition and a refined sense of colour.
Her works are often focusing on details whose original contexts are not always readily revealed.
With their focus on clean lines and abstract colour planes, these anonymous architectural fragments take on a minimalist aesthetics, making them reminiscent of the concrete art of the 1940s and 50s. However the strict, concrete abstraction is countered by the small irregularities, cracks and dents that are revealed upon closer scrutiny and have the effect of breaking the rigidity of the lines and surfaces. These subtle marks of decay, along with the soft hues of the images, infuse them with a certain melancholy beauty.
Lea Jessen lives and works in Copenhagen. She is educated from the School of Photography in 2004 and presents her first solo show at In The Gallery in November 2016.
For further information visit the artist´s website www.leajessen.com