Jenny Brosinski

Jenny Brosinski's minimalistic abstract paintings reflect an artistic language reminiscent of automatic writing, which is built up from individual stories on big canvases. The Berlin-based artist follows a reductivist approach to painting by restricting the creative gestures on canvas. Her paintings directly engage the viewer with the concept of deconstruction by
demonstrating deftly uncoordinated compositions that “deliberately reveal traces of use, whereby the nature of their materiality is brought to the foreground”, as the painter highlights herself. Minimal mark-making, apparent brushworks and spray-painted compositions make her artworks characterised by spontaneity in appearance, while maintaining their mindfully balanced components in an alluring visual expression. Brosinski puts a clear emphasis on the idea of deconstruction by highlighting a painting methodology expressed through a chromatic anguish that determines almost all her paintings. Showcasing a processoriented philosophy, the idea of deconstruction offers herself a great lesson.

The artist aims to derive benefits from the materials she uses, such as linen and cotton. She exploits their textual qualities on canvas in order to reveal deeper and more emotional reactions from the viewers. Brosinski adopts an approach to painting that envelops together both intellectual and distinctively personal rules. At first glance her paintings introduce new forms of communication between irregular lines, childish squiggles, colours looking like stains, abstract marks or even famous cartoons. On top of that this uncomfortable visual allegory suggests a sharpwitted, effective and energetic juxtaposition on canvas elaborating the artist's emphasis on materiality, raw arrangements and simplistic shapes. In this respect, Brosinski creates a painting and then deconstructs and reconfigures it, eventually developing new possibilities based on the first creative arrangement. The great freedom that Jenny Brosinski gives her painterly elements are unmistakable. Colors and lines breathe here, show themselves as an open work and conceal nothing. Between color, dynamics of strokes, large letters, scribbles folds, lines and footprints– these statements are just not as clear as
language and also not as analytical like drawings. Jenny Brosinski's abstract, minimalist painting is surprising concrete in their reference to themselves. Their aesthetics do not allow any lies, nor tricks, every line and every trace are visible and become a clear assertion.

- Larissa Kikol

Jenny Brosinski was born in Celle. She lives and works in Berlin.

Notable institutional solo exhibitions include: Kunstverein Oldenburg, DE (2024) | Kunsthalle Emden, DE (2023), Kunstverein Schwerin, DE (2021).

Notable institutional group exhibition include: The Margulies Collection, Miami, US (2022/23) | Kunstsaele, Berlin, DE (2022) | Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen, NO (2022) | Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, DE (2021).

Brosinski's works are in the collections of the Busch Risvig Collection, DK | Hannecart Collection, Brussels, BE | Kai Loebach Collection, Los Angeles, US | Kunsthalle Emden, DE | Margulies Collection, Miami, US | MMCA National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, KR | Public Collection of the City of Gothenburg, SW | Sammlung Wemhöner, Berlin, DE | Taschen Collection, Los Angeles, US.

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