“Since I was a child, I’ve been preoccupied by drawing and give things shape. Most of my idees occurs while I sit with a pencil and a piece of paper – quite simple. It has always been like that.”
Jens Ingvard Hansen has through many years worked with sculptures as a self-employed sculptor. He has exhibited many places in Denmark and also abroad. Most of his sculptures is made in the classical sculpture materials bronze and granite, and the recurring theme is the thought of life as a infinite movement. The formal starting point is often simple geometric figures there through the contrast between smooth and rough surfaces and twists of the sculpture transforms to new forms or which consists of several parts that is put together to a new whole.
“It has always been important for me to consider nature and I am always in search of motives which can inspire me. It is probably the sum of all these experiences that is reflected in my sculptures.”
Jens Ingvard is born and raised at Tåsinge. He has always been fascinated of the brute strength the nature holds and when you ask him to visualize his inspiration from his home region he will not mention the green grass fields and the ocean but instead the sawed wood shift from a smooth surface to rough bark and the different structures in the surface of field stones that was broken.
“Above all it is important to me to create a sculpture that is exciting to look at and which in it’s own way challenges the viewer. I like to work non figuratively because it allows people to create their own stories or interpretations which maybe matches their own story or life. This I like because art is not a concrete language as such; it is a intuitive language – something you can sense and which you can pass to others.”
Jens Ingvard Hansen