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Rietveld maquette, De Zonnehof Museum (1), AmersfoortBy Jarik Jongman

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US$ 4,900



Oil Paint, Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 60cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 23.6" (H) x 31.5" (W) x 1.6" (D)

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Artist Statement

Many of Jongman's works involve architecture in some form: motel rooms, waiting rooms, dilapidated buildings, usually devoid of human presence, often provoking feelings of nostalgia and contemplation.
He paints modernist architecture, as a departing point for the idea that it used to embody an -often utopian- spirit, harbouring ideal visions of human life and society and a belief in progress.
This also led to a series of paintings of maquettes by Dutch modernist designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld.
The first versions of these maquettes were often a rather rough, rickety presentation of the project he wanted to realise. This imperfection possesses a certain beauty which contrasts with the austere and smooth end products of modernist architecture.
The maquettes are already interesting as objects themselves, but rendered as painting they take on an extra perspective.


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Artist Profile

Born: 1962
Hometown: Amsterdam
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
collateral events.
In 2010 he won …


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