Grenadine Painting: Nagano, 2009/2011, oil on canvas, 52 x42 cm
Grenadine Painting: Mappa, 2011, oil on canvas, 52 x 42 cm
Grenadine Painting: Thursday,2011, oil on canvas, 52 x 42 cm

... Jenssen is Norways leading painter.

He lives in Berlin, mostly, and is professor of painting in Braunschweig. Jenssen is known as a painter's painter. It is clear that, just as other painters have informed Jenssen's work (one is reminded of moments from Miro, the scrape of an Albert Oehlen, a Gerhard Richter smear), so Jenssen's licks turn up in a necklace of blobs in a Chris Ofili painting, or in a pattering Peter Doig snowstorm. That painters borrow from one another is part of painting's richness, its collective unconscious....  [more]