Jens Wolf

Exhibition    Production   Works   Publication    Biography

Exhibition

  • Exhibition from octobre 22nd to december 31th 2005.

Like all abstract painters of his generation, Jens Wolf (born in 1967) is faced with thequestion of the meaning that form - in this case geometric form - has for us today.Though he deals with the question of surface and ground, of colour, of the limits ofpainting, as did the 1950s american abstract painters to whom he occasionally directly refers (Frank Stella, Barnett Newman), he does not follow them in looking toneutralize the picture plane.

Quite the opposite: he (re)introduces imperfections (the roughness and the patternsof the wooden support, breaks) which amplify the painting's materiality and ourperceptual sensations.The forms that Jens Wolf paints, off-centre or cut short by the broken edges of thesupport, seem spatially and temporally unstable. This opens up an imaginative spacefor the viewer. Whether we take them to be sketches or to be rebuses, thesepaintings propose a sensorial experience being played out in the "here-and-now".The exhibition at the Grand Café brings together a group of older and recent works,and unveils a wall-painting created for the event.


Production

Sans titre, 2005
wallpainting
Cloth, adhesive tape, aluminium, gloss paint, graphit

Works

Sans titre (05.97), 2005 *
acrylic on plywood
170 x 240 cm

Sans titre (05.42), 2005 *
acrylic on plywood
87 x 115 cm

Sans titre (03.29), 2003 *
acrylic on plywood
192 x140 cm

Sans titre (05.31), 2005 *
acrylic on plywood
140 x 200 cm

Sans titre (04.19), 2004 *
acrylic on plywood
195 x 140 cm

Sans titre (04.18), 2004 *
acrylic on plywood
225 x 170 cm

Sans titre (03.19), 2003 *
acrylic on plywood
74 x 100 cm

Sans titre (04.14.2), 2004 *
acrylic on plywood
170 x 230 cm

Sans titre, 2002
acrylic on plywood
93 x 132 cm
collection Frac Poitou-Charentes

Sans titre, 2003 *
acrylic on plywood
35 x 50 cm

Sans titre, 2003 *
acrylic on plywood
35 x 50 cm

*Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris et Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg.


Publication

Jens Wolf
monography
co-édition Jens Wolf, Berlin; Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire, 2006
with the support of Crédac, centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry; la Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris; Nosbaum & Reding - Art contemporain, Luxembourg
French / English, 64 pp.
ISBN 3-86588-271-4
25 euros

Texts by Hans-Jürgen Halfner and Arnauld Pierre


Biography

Born in 1967.
Lives and works in Berlin.

2005

- Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
- Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire
- Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne
- Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam
- Galerie Aliceday, Brussels
- Acid rain, Galerie Michel Rein & Glassbox, Paris

2004

- Galerie Hammelehle und Ahrens, Cologne
- Galerie K4, Munich
- Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
- Ausstellungsraum Ursula Werz, Tübingen
- La parte continue, Le credac - centre d'art contemporain d'Ivry, Ivry-sur-Seine
- Tenir le fil, garder la corde, Frac Languedoc-Roussilon, Montpellier

2003

- Alimentation Générale Art Contemporain, Luxembourg

Jens Wolf is represented by Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris.

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Aline Vidal gallery

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