Asger Oluf Jørgensen, Vejrum 1914 – Aarhus 1973 – Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst

Asger Oluf Jørgensen, Vejrum 1914 – Aarhus 1973

Asger Jorn was continuously on the lookout for collaborations. In Denmark, he joined the art groups Linien (1934–1939) and Høst (1942-1948). During the Second World War he was part of the cultural resistance, in part with his magazine Helhesten. Immediately after the war he established a large European network. He met the later co-founders of Cobra, the Dutch artist Constant and the Belgian poet Christian Dotremont, with whom Jorn formed the intellectual force behind Cobra. He has even been called the ‘soul’ of the group.

Jacques Doucet in 1985 about Asger Jorn: Cobra’s prime mover was above all Asger Jorn, whose role was extremely important. Cobra’s soul owed him a lot.”

Asger Jorn, The Awakening II (Morgenrøde – opvagnen), 1953, olieverf op board, 157,5 x 126,5 cm © foto: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen, Collectie Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen / langdurige bruikleen MDZ Art Gallery, Knokke
Asger Jorn, Sentiment d’inferiorité (Gevoel van minderwaardigheid), 1951, olieverf op doek, 48 x 32,2 cm © Foto: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen, Collectie Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen / langdurige bruikleen Collectie ABN AMRO
Asger Jorn, Zonder titel, 1953, keramiek, diameter 22,5 cm © foto: Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen, Collectie Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst Amstelveen / langdurige bruikleen Karel van Stuijvenberg, Caracas