WG.Project 06
Astrid Kruse Jensen, Reflections

February 19 - April 14, 2016

Wetterling Gallery is happy to present Danish artist Astrid Kruse Jensen in our project space. In her work she continues to explore the photographic technique and this series of photographs is created by using family negatives from previous generations in the 50’s. She utilized a technique called drip-photographs, where she dripped the photographic developer directly onto the paper. The result is based mostly on chance in the chemical process and her memory of the images and only some parts of the original negative is exposed on the paper. The focus in the picture has been changed, either enhanced or displaced and some parts of the image are not exposed at all and remain invisible. Astrid Kruse Jensen creates new photographs from old negatives by changing the focus with her technique, hence she is also questioning the photographic media and its documentation of reality.

Another series of photographs by Astrid Kruse Jensen, taken with a camera from the 50s, is also exhibited. The photographs shows images where reality and the reflection of the depicted seems intertwined. A recurring theme in these photographs as well as in her earlier series and film, is the impression that nature and culture collides, which challenges our perception of reality.

Astrid Kruse Jensen

Astrid Kruse Jensen is one of the most established visual artists in Denmark, well known for her dreamy photographs, where time seems dissolved and undefined. The observer is lead onto a journey of different atmospheres and memories, where the story is open for interpretation.

In series Disappering into the past and Within the Landscape, Astrid Kruse Jensen has utilized an old polaroid camera and expired film to deliberately let go of the technical circumstances. The chemical process in the expired film creates a tinted spectrum of yellow, green and red, and leave a specific shimmer of light in the photographs.

Astrid Kruse Jensen was born 1975 and is based in Copenhagen. She is educated at The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam and exhibited her works all over the world. Her works are represented in several collections such as The National Museum for Photography, Denmark, The George Eastman House, Rochester, USA, Artotheque de Caen, France, Manchester City Gallery, Great Britain and at AROS, Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Denmark. In February 2015 Astrid Kruse Jensen had a solo exhibition at Wetterling Gallery and she has previously exhibited at Sven-Harrys konstmuseum. Have a look at the video interview with Astrid Kruse Jensen by Marc-Christoph Wagner at Brandts Klædefabrik in Odense, Denmark.click here

© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery

Other work by
Astrid Kruse Jensen

Reflections, Wetterling Gallery 2016
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Reflections, installation shots, Wetterling Gallery 2016
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Wetterling Gallery 2016, Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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Fragments of Remembrance, 2014-2015
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Disappearing into the past, 2010-2012
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Within the Landscape, 2010-2012
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
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Beauty Will Always Be Disturbed, 2015, Wetterling Gallery, Installations shots
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Photo Jean-Baptiste Béranger
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The Construction of Memories, 2008
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery
© Astrid Kruse Jensen / Bildupphovsrätt, courtesy Wetterling Gallery