Jansson Stegner Exhibition

Almine Rech Gallery

poster for Jansson Stegner Exhibition
[Image: Jansson Stegner "Fruit Stand" (2019) Oil on linen - 48 x 31 in. © Jansson Stegner - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Joshua White.]

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Almine Rech presents its first exhibition of Jansson Stegner with the gallery. On this occasion, the artist known for his hyperreal, highly stylised aesthetic will present a selection of new works.

For the artist, painting is a medium of storytelling and subversion. Multiple hidden references, ranging from Old Master paintings to Pop Culture, punctuate his canvases.”As I got into painting and studied art history, I found myself attracted to works by artists who pushed the boundaries of the human form in a more expressive and interesting manner than the comic books I had been looking at previously. These artists span different movements and eras, and I casually refer to their work with the catch-all term “Weird Figuration.” Schiele, Dix, Grosz, Balthus, El Greco, Ingres, Ensor, and Alice Neel are but a few of them. I like to think of my work as a continuation of this long-running tradition and, hopefully, adding something new to it”.

His paintings are a reflection of another reality that only exists in Stegner’s head, suggesting the artist’s own truth which is free of rules and the restrictions of realistic art. Jansson Stegner is based in Santa Barbara. “I guess my paintings are the opposite of portraits. They are not a reflection of reality, but a suggestion of what reality could be”. - Jansson



from March 03, 2020 to April 18, 2020

Opening Reception on 2020-03-03 from 18:00 to 20:00


Jansson Stegner

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