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OPULENT LUMINOSITY BY JONAS BURGERT

by Ariadna Zierold

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The grotesque and the mystical provide the subject-matter for the majority of Berlin-based artist Jonas Burgert’s work. Bold, sensuous and opulent, the atmosphere in his paintings is of a world of destruction and decay. Working in luminous colors glowing amidst a backdrop of pale hues, the artist depicts an apocalyptic mood of an end time, visions of a netherworld, an unknown myth or a peculiar dream.

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His works describe the inexhaustible theatre play that Burgert considers to be human existence: man’s need to make sense of his purpose in life. It is a quest that seems inconclusive, but which opens doors to every sphere of reasoning, imagination and desire.

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