David Jensz

August–October 2023

Born in Melbourne in 1957, David Jensz studied at Charles Sturt University and the Australian National University, School of Art and Design where he lectured from 1988-2017.

David has held 29 solo exhibitions in Australia and New York. David focuses on sculpture, installation and drawing, based on a long standing interest in Physics, the natural world and micro/macro aspects of the Universe.

He was invited to Chiang Mai University by Montien Boonma as guest lecturer in Sculpture in 1990. Since then David has returned to Thailand numerous times on Asialink and A.C.T project grants for residencies and group exhibitions in Chaingmai, Chiang Rai and Khon Kaen; including 30Spro, Chiang Mai International Sculpture Symposium 2018, and Po Chang International Artist Workshops.

 

David Jensz

David Jensz, Enfold, 2022
graphite on Arches Aquarelle 300gsm
225 × 115 cm

David has been awarded Australia Council grants and residencies to New York and Tokyo and represented Australia in international events including; the Osaka Sculpture Triennial, Japan: Fire and Life, Delhi, India: Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi, Australia: Soft Sculpture, an international survey, The National Gallery of Australia.

His work was curated into solo survey exhibitions of his work in public museums including most recently, The Ballarat Regional Gallery as part of the Biennale of Australian Art and The McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Melbourne. David has been commissioned to create major public works for Canberra ACT, Newcastle NSW, The Australian National University and Columbus State University, GA, USA.

His work is held in major public collections including University collections in Australia and Thailand as well as the National Gallery of Australia. He currently lives with his partner Wendy Teakel and works from his studio at Murrumbateman NSW.

Website: davidjensz.com

Gyre, 2022
Stone and copper, 20.5 x 38 x 40 cm
Ruff, 2021
Stone and corrugated iron, 15 x 30 x 24 cm

Probe, 2022
Stone, Stainless Steel
23 × 32 × 28 cm

Curl, 2021
Stone, Corrugated Iron
28 × 29 × 12 cm

Growth, 2023
Stone, Stainless Steel
19 × 24 × 12 cm

Pebble, 2020
Corten steel

Genesis, 2018
Steel, fibreglass, tyre tubes, lace
190 × 230 × 440 cm

Fissure, 2016
Steel, fibreglass, plastic
125 × 135 × 290 cm

Event Horizon, 2014
Plastic tubing and zip ties
360 × 240 × 240 cm

Culture Fragment, 2012
Copper plumbing pipe and cement grout

600 × 300 × 250 cm

In Space, 2013
Plastic pipe, Tyre tube, compressed air, steel
119 × 185 × 185 cm

Rupture, 2013
PVC Pipe, found Drums
360 × 400 × 60 cm

Life Cycle, 2010
Stainless Steel, Rocks (Canberra City Centre)
150 × 130 × 500 cm

Fractal Construction, 2005
Plastic pipe, Briquettes (coal)
220 × 700 × 350 cm

Convolution, 2003
Fibrelglass, steel and lace
150 × 340 × 320 cm

Vortex, 2002
Corrugated iron
190 × 210 × 235 cm

Mandorla, 1999
Timber, Steel, Corrugated Iron
270 × 330 × 330 cm

Raised Pinnacle, 2001
Bricks and galvanised steel
600 × 740 × 80 cm

Pinnacle II, 1994
Timber, Tiles, Steel
240 × 220 × 5 cm

Convolution, 1993
Steel and riquettes
90 × 160 × 190 cm

In the Beginning, 1992
Timber, steel and briquettes (coal)
120 × 210 × 210 cm

Towards Transformation, 1989
Steel and timber
170 × 240 × 240 cm

Departing the Matrix, 1989
Timber and steel
90 × 230 × 350 cm

Transfiguration, 1988
Timber, steel, fireglass and lead
270 × 210 × 280 cm

Resurrection, 1985
Timber and clay
90 × 360 × 360 cm

Cone Piece, 1983
Steel, fabric, netting, wax and oil
90 × 360 × 360 cm

Sand Cones, 1982
Timber, fabric and sand
180 × 210 × 210 cm

Candle Grid, 1982
Steel, wax and candles
30 × 180 × 180 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spatial Conundrum

Solo exhibition by Wendy Teakel

16 October–15 November 2023
Matdot Gallery