Andrew Jensdotter’s paintings and drawings depict the visual static of collective imagery. Mining the glossy pages of magazines and online search queries, the artist transforms sets of related photographic content into physical layers of representational paintings on a single surface. This transfer from dematerialized imagery into physical layers of stacked paint serves as a means to a larger end. Upon building up numerous rendered layers onto a single canvas, the artist eviscerates the thick surface revealing a highly energetic composite made from a chosen subject matter’s accumulated color palette. Where once the eye had a specific subject to focus on, what remains is an all-over composition devoid of any focal point, forcing the eye to either race across its surface or relax into a psychedelic trance. The relationship between additive and subtractive processes, and the disintegration of the specific and representational into the abstract, presents a visual analog for the nature of processing information in the age of mass media.
Andrew Jensdotter is a visual artist based in Denver, Colorado and Taos, NM. He earned his MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014 and received a visiting artist fellowship at Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado in February 2020. Andrew’s work has been shown in both group and solo exhibitions internationally including Untitled Art in Miami 2016 – 2018 and 2021, Jackson Hole Fine Art Fair 2019, PULSE Miami December 2019, and Zonamaco with Galeria Hilario Galguera. In 2019, Andrew had a solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, entitled “Flak” and had his first solo show at K Contemporary in Spring 2021. Andrew’s work is featured in prominent collections throughout the USA and abroad, including the Denver Art Museum.