Jos van Merendonk at Kienzle Art Foundation, Berlin

Kienzle Art Foundation currenlty presents a solo exhibition of paintings from 1983 – 2023 by Jos van Merendonk. On view until 16 February 2024.
Pure Painting 1983 – 2023
Jos van Merendonk
September 16, 2023 – February 16, 2024

“Refusing to add at least nominally to the ever-expanding line of innovative modern art, the artist makes use of an idiosyncratic, self-realized Ur-phänomen, actually on originary work that contains the characteristic lines of movement that will furnish a fundament for all the variations to come. As a willful act, this founding veers ever further away from any kind of self-contained art whose images do not relate to the exterior world or have a symbolic meaning. More than a flat surface, more than physical presence, more than the artist’s physical dialogue with materials and tools, the very fact of the positing of a fundament carries with it an implicit commentary. ” Stefan Majakowski

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