Astrid Kruse Jensen

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Danish artist Astrid Kruse Jensen’s striking photographic series Disappearing into the Past contains a poetic displacement of imagined realities. 

Her previous work involves sophisticated technology, unusual uses of light and intense detail. What emerges is a sense of stillness and absence, a kind of fictional scenery. Sharp lines, bright colours, empty landscapes and a recurring female figure are all present.

In her newest series Disappearing into the Past Kruse, Jensen has radically departed from her previous work, both stylistically and technically. Discarding the high-end equipment in exchange for a Polaroid camera and expired film, Disappearing into the Past explores the links between photography, memory and self-understanding.


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Disappearing into the Past #4, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #11, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #132, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #60, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #10, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #23, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #122, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #121, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.
Disappearing into the Past #8, 2010-12, Courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery.

-Megan Conery

Astrid Kruse Jensen’s work is on display at Lloyd’s Club and Underdog Gallery in London from 25 February – 13 April 2013.

Martin Asbæk Gallery

Astrid Kruse Jensen