Jesper Christiansen is one of the low-key giants within Danish painting. While the young “wild ones” raged in the 1980s, Christiansen began to explore paintings as a sign language. With just a few gestures, simple brushstrokes and a limited selection of everyday objects, the artist told his story. And Christiansen has since then, in painting after painting, lifted the quiet life of a Danish residential street to the level of a grand style presented on richly coloured canvases in which words, images, signs and motifs all find their place among each other.
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