Acrylic on plywood
Blots along the lines, cracks in the forms, paint chipped by the artist: Jens Wolf’s reworking and amendment of abstraction makes room for accidents. When he paints on plywood, as here, he allows not only the grain and knots of the wood to remain visible, but also the broken corners and damaged edges. Likewise, he enjoys deliberately introducing faults into his surfaces and monochrome stripes. By inserting imperfection into the very heart of the ideal of formal purity conveyed by
abstraction, he has embarked upon a new painterly path.