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Water Series: Basel Switzerland, 2001 - Per Bak Jensen

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Size: 20 x 24 IN

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Vendor:Per Bak Jensen, Denmark, b. 1949

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Per Bak Jensen (born 22 April 1949)

Per Bak Jensen stands as a distinguished Danish landscape photographer whose captivating portfolio seamlessly melds nature and industrial landscapes into ethereal and almost metaphysical compositions. His discerning eye for detail captures the allure of seemingly mundane subjects such as corn stubble, snow-dusted twigs, or isolated rocks, all while maintaining an unwavering commitment to preserving the authenticity of his art through his dedication to precise angles, lighting, and exposure. Notably, Jensen adheres to a principle of never manipulating his photographs once they have been masterfully captured.

Per Bak Jensen embarked on his illustrious career in the world of photography with a groundbreaking exhibition titled "Den gådefulde by" (The Enigmatic City) at Copenhagen's prestigious Galleri Gari in 1988. Simultaneously, he published this remarkable series in book form. These black-and-white photographs, taken with a large-format camera, unveil the heart of Copenhagen, encompassing its parks, cemeteries, and the areas surrounding museums and monuments. However, Jensen's lens renders the city as an empty, distant, and somewhat alienated realm, imbuing his work with an almost metaphysical dimension that casts the "invisible" aspects of the urban landscape in an entirely new and mysterious light.

Widely recognized as a pioneer in his field, Per Bak Jensen's artistic approach has been hailed as metaphysical realism, earning him significant attention and acclaim in the art world. Since 1981, he has consistently exhibited his extraordinary creations in renowned spaces, including the Vestsjællands Kunstmuseum in Sorø, Denmark, and Galleri Niklas von Bartha in London.

Currently, Per Bak Jensen resides and works in his native Copenhagen, Denmark, while his celebrated works find their rightful place in the esteemed collections of institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His photographic artistry continues to captivate audiences and leave an indelible mark on the world of corporate and artistic appreciation alike.
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