b. 1961, Schleswig, Germany
Before studying art at Art University Braunschweig, he learned carpentry and worked as a cabinet maker's assistant.
For almost 30 years, Jens Lorenzen's work has been extensively exhibited throughout the world. He had solo shows in numerous museums, including the German-Russian Museum (Berlin), the Museum Schloß Wilhelmsburg (Schmalkalden), the Museum Ephraim Palais (Berlin), the Town Museum of Braunschweig and the Art Museum Altes Gaswerk Hünfeld.
He participated in group exhibitions at the Art Museum Kunsthalle Rostock, the German Newspapermuseum (Wadgassen), the Art Museum Museumsberg Flensburg and the Museum Sonderborg Slot (Denmark).
In cooperation with various galleries, Lorenzen's work has been shown at leading art fairs in Europe, in North- and South-America and in Asia.
In Germany he works together with the Galerie Camera Work Berlin, Galerie v. Braunbehrens Stuttgart and Galerie Liebau Burghaun. Internationally he has been exhibited by De Buck Gallery NY, Keszler Gallery NY, Tangent Art San Francisco, Galleria Rizzi Milano, Galerie Frey Wien.
His art work can be found in numerous private, corporate and museum collections; among others the Sixth Floor Museum Dallas Texas, Museumsberg Flensburg, VW Bank, Nord LB Bank and the art collection of Gräfin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis.
2010 he was invited to present his work Papst BILD Litho to Pope Benedikt XVI in a private audience.
and since 2019 three Elements of his WALL I project are featured in the German Bundestag.
2008 Lorenzen started his art project THE WALL, a potentially endless painting that consists of single pieces - Elements- that are linked to each other by overlapping motives. His work looks like Decollage, but no collage is being used - only oil colour paint on canvas.
WALL I - a painting with a length of a 100m by now - looks like a torn down billboard, adopting merely the aesthetic of absurd neighboring entities. But behind what seems to be pure chance is the artist, who handles the motives with utterly and complete poetic calculation.