|Artwork created during residency.|
|Artwork created prior to residency.|
Residency: April – May 2014
In my work done at Sculpture Space I have pursued the notion of an ambiguity in my work. My aim has been to cultivate this notion and to make work that inherently carry a sort of double-ness, work that do not rest on a singular meaning or interpretation but rather alternates between possible readings.
Furthermore it has been my intention to produce objects, sculptures and imagery that exist in two or more different states, in other words: works that are designed to undergo a change of form or appearance and thus become or be perceived as something different.
This is to approach the possible ambiguity of objects as well as the two faced-ness of constructed reality. It is further on an exploration of the relations between things, between things and us, and of our experience of a constructed reality.
About the Artist
Jonas lb F. H. Jensen works with what one would call sculptural installation. In this he utilizes a calculating, labyrinthine and symbolically saturated visual expression, putting the full spectra of techniques to use. Often, an element of performativity partakes, but the work always, almost, stands out as some form – or another – of sculpture, a sculpture that expands beyond its own boundaries, akin to a staged landscape, a scenario of props.
Additionally, Jensen more than often could come up with some way of manipulating, restructuring, abstracting or in other ways be captious with regards to the inherent properties of already-existing objects: a chair, table, pot plants, paint buckets, cooling fans, lamps, newspapers, wall clocks, suitcases, books or road signs.
Oftentimes the objects in question turn on and off, spin, roll or engage in other kinds activity, there appears to be a point, for Jonas lb F. H. Jensen, in this activity of common objects.
Jonas lb F. H. Jensen was born in Kristiansand, and lives and works in Bergen, Norway. He studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, and has an MFA from the Art Academy in Bergen. F. H. Jensen is a member of the artist group KATLA and part of the studio community SOMA- both based in Bergen.