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Description

  • Hypernatural
  • Astrid Kruse Jensen
  • Published by: Fabrik Books
  • Year: 2016
  • 21 x 14,8 cm
  • set of 4 cards
  • price: € 16 – free shipping within Denmark

One Picture Books is a series of card publications wich are to be published over the next coming years. There are four doubble cards in each packet. Each card featuring one artist. The series will introduce a curated insight in Contemporary Nordic Photography, with an estimated number of 4-8 publications series a year.

Astrid Kruse jensen is a photography-based visual artist. Born 1975 in Denmark. Lives and work in Copenhagen. Represented by Martin Asbæk Gallery, Copenhagen, and Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm.

HYPERNATURAL 2003 – 2005
On Iceland, naturally heated outdoor thermal swimming pools function as social hubs. Surrounded by the magnificent scenery of volcanic landscape, people are able to meet under controlled circumstances and enjoy the steaming hot waters together. With their eerie light, so characteristic of Astrid Kruse Jensen work, and complete absence of people, these analogue night-time photographs appear strangely alienated. As viewers, we are subjected to a visual narrative taut with notions of wonderment at the natural beauty and powers of the landscape up against the reality of the manmade artefacts we see here.