Asger Jorn was a Danish artist and co-founder of the CoBrA group alongside Karel Appel. The artist experimented with spontaneous line and semi-figurative representation in paintings he called “modifications.” These works were primarily made atop traditional landscape paintings he collected from flea markets, over which Jorn painted irreverent abstractions or monstrous forms. “A creative train of thought is set off by the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible,” he once said.


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