LEA JESSEN

LEA JESSEN

Artist Lea Jessen sees the extraordinary in the ordinary, capturing it in images characterized by sharp composition and a refined sense of colour.

Her works often focus 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 aesthetic, 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, which 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 melancholic beauty

 

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This is clearly felt in a work such as Steps, depicting a pool staircase descending into azure water. Apart from producing a dazzlingly lit architectural pattern, it also evokes both the leisurely connotations of the pool and the faded glamour of a bygone era.

A similar sense of loss and longing is also – albeit in a different sense – contained in Jessen’s urban and suburban scenery from Syria. Often shot at night, the places seem at once inhabited and deserted. The locations might be foreign, but the haunting feeling is profoundly familiar.

Lea Jessen (b.1978) lives and works in Copenhagen.
She was educated at the School of Photography in 2004, and has worked with the photographic medium since 1997.

More information: www.leajessen.com

WINTER LIGHT 2021-2022

WINTER LIGHT 2021

In The Gallery would like to invite you to the exhibition Winter Light 2021, highlighting the work of some of the artists of the gallery and invited artists.

The longing for light reflects the current time of year, but it also makes reference to the necessity of it in the photographic process. We are presenting both smaller format photographic work in combination with oil paintings, each with their intensity of color and vibrant surfaces andalso small scale sculptures in classical materials.

Lise Johansson recently won the prestigious international photo prize IPA under the category Fine Art Photographyand she previously became Photographer of the Year in the International Color Award, and the achievement is well constituted in her work with its subtle tones and refined use of color and light.

ART MIAMI 2021

CONTEXT ART MIAMI

NOV 30 – DEC 8 2021

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ART MIAMI

One Herald Plaza, NE 14th Street | Downtown Miami

Art Miami, America’s foremost contemporary and modern art fair.

Opening on Tuesday, November 30th with a VIP Preview evening with public days beginning Wednesday, December 1st and running through Sunday, December 5th.