edward jensen Artist artworks for sale
Artist: edward jensen
Live in: denver colorado, CO, United States
Artworks for sale: 6.00
edward jensen Artist Bio:
Following ten years in the US Air Force as an electronic technician, I attended the University of Colorado, Boulder. For the next five years I worked as an interior designer, while at the same time teaching interior design part time at the University of Colorado. I then founded the Interior Institute of Denver, where I served as educational program director and president for twenty-five years. I am now retired, spending my time painting, writing and gardening. Subject matter in my paintings is non-representational, meaning that compositions represent nothing more than the forms, textures, and colors actually seen in the composition. Any meaning derived from a painting is strictly a personal interpretation of the viewer. I approach each painting as an empty space filled with unlimited possibilities waiting for me to discover. Recognizing such possibilities one can accomplish only through eyes free of all preconceived expectations, which is a paradox and difficult to do, since recognition normally implies "one knows for what one is looking." Although compositions may appear haphazard, I actually accomplish them through a discipline balancing mastery with chance. Mastering this discipline requires years of practice and extensive patience on behalf of the artist, which often results in frustrating situations of indecision. My art involves taking normally perceived situations, subjecting them to the elements of light, atmosphere and time, and depicting resulting abstract interpretations that are fantastic, yet equally as beautiful as the original reality. The quality of light affects the perception of a recognizable image. Light refracted through rain or fog causes distortion of images. Light reflected from a window causes the superimposition of images seen through the window. The light may be brilliant or dim, direct or indirect, such as defused, refracted, etc., resulting in a superimposition of many images of varying clarity and intensity. Time, a phenomenon of the mind attributed to memory, is both compressed and stretched, resulting in the perception of a composite of images entering the mind through the sensation of vision as well as those evoked and filtered through memory. The art I create is an interpretation of my perceived involvement with the environment as affected by the elements of light, atmosphere and time. Through my art, which is an implicit rather than explicit expression, I intend to evoke rather than provoke the viewer. As an artist I have no intention to, nor can I control, what the viewer may perceive, and therefore no assurance what meaning he or she will derive. What they do will depend largely on those memories they have. My involvement with illusionistic imagery has much in common with traditional concepts of oriental art, such as Shibui, the Japanese way of displaying and appreciating beauty that involves subtlety and implicitness. The beauty of imperfection can evoke perfection in the mind of the viewer just as the beauty of incompletion can evoke completion. The marvel of this concept is that it leads viewers to discover meaning through his or her own imagination. I do not intend for my art to be instructive, only to convey and evoke beauty. The mind is capable of conceiving beauty far beyond that which it perceives through the senses. Many people can relate either emotionally or rationally to images of objects with which they are familiar. My intention is to confront the viewer with distortions that evoke a composite of memories that bring forth deeper emotions and meaning they never knew they coincided. By understating an image, I stimulate the imagination of the viewer to complete it. Ambiguity results from distortion and therefore leaves openings for many possibilities in the minds of viewers. These principles enable the viewer to conceive ideas and meanings that go beyond that which they perceive. By this, the viewer participates in the creative process of my art and therefore derives a valuable experience.