About NIELS BORCH JENSEN GALLERY & EDITIONS (DK/DE)
Niels Borch Jensen Editions was established in Copenhagen in 1979 with the aim of bringing emerging and established contemporary artists to work seriously with print media by producing projects that stand as significant, self-contained works of art. The aim has been to find ways of bringing the essential character of the artist’s work into their print projects. The artist and the printer mutually challenge each other, and occasionally come up with innovative or unorthodox approaches to the medium.
Most of our editions are in classic intaglio techniques using copper printing plates, but since 1990 photogravure has become an area of special expertise for the print shop as it is one of the most popular techniques among the artists. As well as photogravures, we produce woodcuts, offset-lithographs and monotypes.
The Print-making, always done in-house at our Copenhagen facilities, is a close collaborative process between the artist, Niels Borch Jensen and his team of master-printers: Mette Ulstrup and Julie Dam. The collaboration usually continues over many years and projects, allowing the artists to build up a comprehensive body of printed works that explores various aspects of the medium and ties in closely with the rest of their oeuvre.
Niels Borch Jensen Gallery
The gallery space in Berlin was subsequently opened in 1999. In their current space in Galerienhaus they present the published print projects done in collaboration with both emerging young artists and leading contemporary artists.
In the summer of 2014, we opened BORCHs Butik in the heart of Copenhagen. Here we show a wide selection of works from the print shop.
For CHART 2017, Niels Borch Jensen will present artworks from Matt Saunders, Tal R, Robert McNally and Stanley Whitney.
Julie Mehretu, Epigraph Damascus, 2016. Niels Borch Jensen Gallery.