Simon Hjermind Jensen
The individual and the mass, places and spatial constructions and an exact moment of a given space are often some of the key elements in the figurative paintings of Simon Hjermind Jensen.
Beside his studio work he also focus on murals and installations that relate and add to the existing urban environment in the sense of telling a story, creating an atmosphere and establishing a feeling of belonging. With links to the past and with symbols and references to places and events, he establishes illusions and changes anonymous places into a world of their own. In other words he creates spaces, illusions and places that relates to the human body, mind and narrative.
He often collaborates with other artists and architects on different projects. This is both an inspiration and a challenge that improves the final result. Also the different media and scales in his works inspire, challenge and improve his work from media to media and from scale to scale.
Simon has an educational background in architecture. He took his masters from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen with part of his studying time at RMIT in Melbourne. After graduation in 2007 he has worked for architectural companies both in Copenhagen and in London. His works have been on show at various exhibitions and galleries. Among others at the Tate Moderns opening party for their street art exhibition in 2008, and latest at the censored exhibition Kunstnernes efterårsudstilling 2010 in Copenhagen.
He established his own practice in 2009 to work with painting and installations besides architecture. He is now based in Copenhagen.