bis 17.04. | #2983ARTatBerlin | Galerie Eigenheim presents from 6th March 2021 the solo show HOME OVAL OFFICE with new works by the artist Marc Jung.
With his exhibition HOME OVAL OFFICE Marc Jung catapults us into the absolute present. He deals with the invasion of the Capitol in Washington as well as with our mental and physical abysses. His titles bear impressive witness to this: Keine Zeit zu sterben (No Time to Die), Nasenscheidewand weggefressen (Eaten Away the Nasal Septum), and This is not a lovesong relate to a society caught between turbo-capitalism and loneliness, between hyper-effectivity and outsiderism, between addiction and longing. His pictures are icons of a pop culture that is in a state of change and dissolution.
In his works, the artist wages a battle between rules and anarchy, between harmony and destruction. His pictorial agenda of a societal sweeping contains reminiscences of Grosz and Dix, his direct-naïve style catapults Basquiat‘s expression into the here and now. His pictorial composition deconstructs Bacon and Velasquez beyond recognition. Thus, he combines the grime of today‘s street with the heroes and conceptual theories of established painting, playfully breaking traditional genre boundaries. Jung is a total realist who has made everyday madness his subject and depicts it in a very unique sarcastic and ironic way. For him, art is the gigantic funnel of an oversized meat grinder that sucks up all his daily observations, mashes them up, and spits out something that brings the multi-layered reality surrounding us down to a common denominator. When art does this job, it doesn‘t have to be beautiful, just honest – like a knockout.
Marc Jung, 1985 born in Erfurt / 1991 – 2004 professional wrestler, 2nd German national league in wrestling / 2005 – 2006 work in New York, USA / 2007 work in Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia / 2006 – 2011 study of free art at the Bauhaus University Weimar with Prof. Elfi Fröhlich / 2009 – 2010 study of fine arts and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna with Prof. Daniel Richter / 2012 – 2014 master student of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts Dresden with Prof. Wolfram Adalbert Scheffel / Marc Jung lives and works in Erfurt and Berlin. His works are in the collection of the German Bundestag, the Angermuseum Erfurt, the Thuringian State Ministry, the Kunstsammlung Jena as well as in lots of national and international private collections.
Vernissage: Saturday, 6 March 2021, 19:00 – 21:00 (online) with guests and surprises, LINK to livestream on www.galerie-eigenheim.de
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 6 March to Saturday, 17 April 2021To the Gallery
Exhibition Marc Jung – HOME OVAL OFFICE – Galerie Eigenheim | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries | ART at Berlin