Biography

JENS CHRISTIAN TOP
born 1950 in Esbjerg, Denmark



traces of human beings

present themselves autonomously
objets trouvés stolen from the real world
some elements of retrospectiveness in the motifs
Bakersfield, Harzen, Cala Bona - suppliers of readymades





Solo exhibitions


In the Streets, Museum of Copenhagen 1997
Under Heaven and Earth, Esbjerg Art Museum 1999
Fishing for Sand Eels, Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Scotland 2002
Dead in Paris, Phototek Esbjerg 2002
On the Border, Sønderborg Castle 2016

 

Childhood Garden, Boldesager


photo 1958: Peder Top

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






Group exhibtions 


Eighth British Print Biennale, Bradford, England 1984
Charlottenborgs Forårsudstilling 1979, 1995, 1996
Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling 1978, 1980
Kunstnernes Påskeudstilling 1997
KS 1994, 1996, 1997 (KS-Prisen 1997)
From city bus to Ri-Bus, Odense Film Festival 1999
Under Heaven and Water, Odense Film Festival 2002 (special mention)
Mangler, Odense Film Festival 2004 
Klima und Mensch, Brunswiker Pavillon, Kiel 2019

 

 

Publications


Politiken, 2. sektion, 23. august 1997
Hrymfaxe, Nr. 3, September 1997
Berlingske Tidende, 4. sektion, 17. oktober 1997
På Tobisfiskeri, Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet 2000
Kunstmagasinet Janus, Nr. 4, December 2015
René Fievé - en Kunstner på tværs, Forlaget Hrymfaxe 2019
An artist by the sea, Filmstriben 2020



 

looking towards bressay, shetland islands


photo 2003: Hanne Louise Knudsen

 

Happy to meet the works of painter Anna Klindt Sørensen (1899-1985), photographer Holger Damgaard (1870-1945) and architect Ole Falkentorp (1886-1948).