My art is an exploration of color, movement and emotion. I draw inspiration from varied subjects-my childhood in Norway, my travels around the world and the ups and downs of daily life. I contemplate a feeling, visualize a memory and then work on creating an abstract representation on canvas.
I like to experiment, and I have an instinct for the emotionally power of color, movement, texture and shape and how these elements interplay. that changing state of these create some amazing outcomes. I work in acrylics, sometimes using mixed media and pastels.
I start with a feeling and a palette of color. From there, I let my subconscious speak. It makes the exploration of colors and light a more organic and improvisational experience. My strength of vision and personal style always resonate within the recesses of the viewer's. My innovations are more emotional than formal, my works are forces-joyful, expressive, cosmic surges that explode the conventions and boundaries of the canvas frame.
I work on series of paintings together, to further explore certain colors and themes that I find moving. I work in thin layers=adding layer upon layer-to achieve shadows of what is underneath. I'm slowly building a narrative with each layer, and it is the unsaid, not that which is told that shines in my art.
I do not want to tell the whole story. Instead, I want to leave something that others can explore in the painting and find their own story.
A native of Bergen, Norway, Anne Jensen's formative years were spent in this and other Norwegian cities. She moved to Houston, Tx in 2006.
After her first career as a kindergarten teacher, Jensen tried her hand at knitting and weaving. She quickly excelled in these, and began teaching others how to weave. Jensen then entered the world of drawing and painting. Encouraged by a mentor to further develop her talent, she studied under an artist in Bergen before enrolling in private art school for three years-and traded the loom for the easel
Jensen has been painting prolifically since then, with the properties of color and light as her primary inspiration and the dominant influence in her works. She has exhibited in a number of venues around Houston and she maintains her permanent studio at Springstreetstudios in Houston.
Partial Exhibition List
2010 Bezt Gallery, group show
2012 East End Gallery, group show
2013 Royal Norwegian Consulate
2013 Smith gallery, group show
2014 World Wide Art Fair
Los Angeles, USA
2014 Anarte Gallery
San Antonio, USA
2015 Art Expo
New York, USA
2015 Tokyo Intl. Art fair
2015 Spectrum Art fair
2015 Liquid Rooms-The body language, Palazzo Ca'zanardi, Venice Biennale
2015 Jung Center Gallery
2016 Art Monaco, Oct 27-30
2016 Art Spectrum Miami Nov 30-Dec 4
Miami, Fl, USA
2017 ESTE ARTE International Art Fair Jan 11-14
Punta Del Este, Uruguay
2017 Round Top Fine Art Fair January 27-29
Round Top, Texas, USA
2017 Clio Art Fair March 2-5
New York, NY, USA