Jonathan Meese, ‘MR. SALZGERMANY DR. FLOW’, 2017, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Tim Van Laere Gallery
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Jonathan Meese

MR. SALZGERMANY DR. FLOW, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
47 1/5 × 39 2/5 in
120 × 100 cm
Location
Antwerp
Medium
Jonathan Meese
German, b. 1970
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Exploring such themes as revolution, the failures of ideology, and the role and power of art, Jonathan Meese’s wryly bombastic installations, paintings, sculptures, and performances emerge from the notion of the “Dictatorship of Art,” as he calls it. Having appointed himself its representative, Meese inserts his own image into most of his works, personifying characters from popular culture as well as those of his own devising, according himself cult status. Distinguished by an anarchic tone and Meese’s distinctive heavy metal aesthetic, the exhibition entitled “HOT EARL GREEN SAUSAGE TEA BARBIE (FIRST FLUSH)” (2011) featured paintings and prints, including a profusion of self-portraits, as well as magazine photo collages, large-scale installations, and bronze sculptures of monstrous human figures in the throes of hellish agony.

Jonathan Meese, ‘MR. SALZGERMANY DR. FLOW’, 2017, Painting, Acrylic on canvas, Tim Van Laere Gallery
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Jonathan Meese
German, b. 1970
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Exploring such themes as revolution, the failures of ideology, and the role and power of art, Jonathan Meese’s wryly bombastic installations, paintings, sculptures, and performances emerge from the notion of the “Dictatorship of Art,” as he calls it. Having appointed himself its representative, Meese inserts his own image into most of his works, personifying characters from popular culture as well as those of his own devising, according himself cult status. Distinguished by an anarchic tone and Meese’s distinctive heavy metal aesthetic, the exhibition entitled “HOT EARL GREEN SAUSAGE TEA BARBIE (FIRST FLUSH)” (2011) featured paintings and prints, including a profusion of self-portraits, as well as magazine photo collages, large-scale installations, and bronze sculptures of monstrous human figures in the throes of hellish agony.

Jonathan Meese

MR. SALZGERMANY DR. FLOW, 2017

Acrylic on canvas
47 1/5 × 39 2/5 in
120 × 100 cm
Location
Antwerp
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