Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café
Jens Wolf - Le Grand Café

Exhibition

Like all abstract painters of his generation, Jens Wolf is faced with the question 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 of painting, as did the 1950s american abstract painters to whom he occasionally directly refers (Frank Stella, Barnett Newman), he does not follow them in looking to neutralize the picture plane. Quite the opposite: he (re)introduces imperfections (the roughness and the patterns of the wooden support, breaks) which amplify the painting's materiality and our perceptual sensations. The forms that Jens Wolf paints, off-centre or cut short by the broken edges of the support, seem spatially and temporally unstable. This opens up an imaginative space for the viewer. Whether we take them to be sketches or to be rebuses, these paintings 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.

Artworks

Ground Floor / Small Room

Jens Wolf
Sans titre
2003
Acrylic on plywood 35 x 50 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre
2003
Acrylic on plywood 35 x 50 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
First Floor

Jens Wolf
Sans titre (05.97)
2005
Acrylic on plywood 170 x 240 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (05.42)
2005
Acrylic on plywood 87 x 115 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (03.29)
2003
Acrylic on plywood 192 x 140 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (05.31)
2005
Acrylic on plywood 140 x 200 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (04.19)
2004
Acrylic on plywood 195 x 140 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (04.18)
2004
Acrylic on plywood 225 x 170 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (03.19)
2003
Acrylic on plywood 74 x 100 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre (04.14.2)
2004
Acrylic on plywood 170 x 230 cm Courtesy Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris and Art Contemporain, Nosbaum & Reding, Luxembourg
Jens Wolf
Sans titre
2002
Acrylic on plywood 93 x 132 cm Frac Poitou-Charentes's collection

Biography

Born in 1967. Lives and works in Berlin. The artist is represented by the Galerie Aline Vidal. gallery website