Works on LPP
Matthew Jensen is a Brooklyn-based conceptual landscape artist who combines photography, collecting and rigorous explorations, in each of his works. His projects yield hundreds, sometimes thousands, of objects and images from a given location. Each collection is intended to bring forth layers of culture, history and beauty often obscured by the ubiquitousness of the subject, icon or idea being collected. Most of his site-specific works are collections derived from public landscapes and reveal how even in the most “known” place there exists a wealth of mystery and wonder.
A recent solo-exhibition of Jensen’s work, Searching for Something Previously Forgotten or Unknown on Governors Island, was held at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s exhibition space on Governors Island. Landscapes from his project Nowhere In Manhattan are currently featured on billboards on East 57th Street and on Sixth Avenue at Canal Street. His series The 49 States was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and he is currently working on various walking and collection-based projects throughout New York City. He has participated in residency programs at MacDowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson and will be partaking in the winter workspace program this year at Wave Hill in the Bronx.