anna jensen

I think I had this dream once… yep, one too many purple macarons before bed, and this could very well be the result!  These crazy, narrative, over-the-top paintings are by American artist Anna Jensen. What makes them even more crazy n’ narrative? Their titles:

1. Why Are My Rehab Costs On MY Credit Report?!

2. Finally I’m A Functional Alcoholic

3. I’m So Vain I Probably Think This Painting Is About Me

4. Young Saint, Old Devil

5.  A Foreboding Shadow Befell Her So She Drowned Her Future Sorrows

6. Bunny Byrne, Macaron Baker Extraordinaire

7. Physically Impossible Entry, Hysterical Marker

8. I Found A Hair In My Pie In The Sky

9. The Bait Hides The Hook

See? The plot thickens!

comments (7)

  1. M. Whitehead /// 04.03.2014 /// 6:06am

    Really like Jensen’s style. Absolutely love the titles! Great job on the black bar, by the way.

  2. allison b-t /// 04.03.2014 /// 7:37am

    while these paintings are intriguing on their own, you’re right in that the titles just send them over the top! which i love, as i’ve also been disappointed in how unimaginative artists usually are: ‘oh look, untitled 3. how inspiring!’. maybe it’s just because i love naming things but i have always felt that a lot of artists are missing the mark in furthering their works with titles.

  3. danielle (aka the jealous curator) /// 04.03.2014 /// 9:41am

    me too! it’s just adds that extra bit of richness, and lets you into the artist’s mind that much more!

  4. conchitadelmundo /// 04.03.2014 /// 10:13am

    i adore anna’s work. she’s got just the right bite, loads of color and in your face rebellion.

  5. MARK HEGEMANN /// 04.03.2014 /// 2:25pm

    I love your work ! greetings from MARK, Mexico/Canada/Germany. All the best to you !

  6. Dimitri Yin /// 04.03.2014 /// 4:18pm

    Hello I’m a curator at the Nouvel Organon Gallery in Paris, France; I’m contacting you because I am interested in showing your work. Feel free to take a look at the gallery website and let me know if you would be interested in my proposal.
    Kind regards,
    Dimitri Yin

  7. Anna Jensen /// 04.04.2014 /// 10:01am

    Thank you so much for the positive comments about my paintings. It was a lot of fun being included on the Jealous Curator. Dimitri Yin, I would love to talk to you about exhibiting at Nouvel Organon. Paris is somewhere I feel quite at home and at peace. And I’ve been told that my work would be received well there. It would be wonderful to have a show with you! I will email the gallery. Thanks again, Danielle!