Asger Jorn: The Open Hide

Asger Jorn, Untitled, 1968, oil on canvas, 13 x 19.5 inches (courtesy of Petzel Gallery)
Asger Jorn, Untitled, 1968, oil on canvas, 13 x 19.5 inches (courtesy of Petzel Gallery)

D. Crehan reviews Asger Jorn: The Open Hide at Petzel Gallery, New York, on view through July 29, 2016.

Crehan writes: "Jorn’s adventurous canvases make for an impeccably refreshing show, underscoring his work’s constant reinterpretation and exploration of both sudden impulse and careful, studious brushstrokes. Despite the pieces’ often reckless appearance, the sheer range and consistency of the artist’s approach towards their construction serves as a master class of sorts in abstract painting, while remaining particularly prescient in the context of a new generation of abstractionists working today, artists’ whom Jorn’s work seems to anticipate."