View In Room
View In Room
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 31.5" (W) x 1.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Jarik Jongman (Amsterdam, 1962) introduces data centers and film sets as a stage for ideas about reality and human behaviour in the ‘post truth’ society. More than ever, ‘truth’ seems to have become a fluid concept. Furthermore, the paradoxical situation has arisen, wherein the abundance of information available is merely contributing to our insecurity.
The data center paintings embody both the incredible progress being made, the possibility of a form of immortality even, in which they resemble religious houses of worship, but simultaneously they symbolise the reduction of man to sets of data; marketable, controllable and ultimately vacuous.
These paintings were part of his recent solo show at BMB Projectspace, Amsterdam in 2019
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Based in: Amsterdam
Jarik Jongman (Amsterdam, 1962) trained as an artist at the Art Academy in Arnhem (NL) and worked as an assistant for
Anselm Kiefer in France, in 1995.
He has exhibited widely, e.g. London, Berlin, New York and Basel. He participated in the Venice Biennale 53 and 54, in
In 2010 he won joint first prize at the UK National Open Art Competition, juried by Gavin Turk. He was shortlisted for the
John Moores Painting Prize 2012, exhibiting at the Liverpool Biennial. In 2017, he won the Luxembourg Art Prize. In 2020
he received a Gottlieb Foundation grant.
Recurring themes in his work are ideas concerning ontology, history, metaphysics and architecture. .
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