“Der de Graf “D.A.F.” von Monte “Johnny””, 2018

Hong Kong 2019
Galerie Krinzinger
Acrylic on canvas
210.0 x 140.0 Size (cm)
82.7 x 55.1 Size (in)
Born 1970 in Tokyo, Japan Lives and works in Berlin, Germany Jonathan Meese’s work resembles a stage. Completely uninhibited, he lives it up on this stage assuming ever-new roles, with new costumes and a new dramaturgy. His work extends across installation and performance, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, writing, and stage design as well as directing theater and opera, and, with the greatest of ease, he has developed his own, unmistakable idiom in each genre. All of his works share humor that tends toward the grotesque, underpinned with a powerful, authentic creative drive toward art’s aspiration to rule the world, which Meese described in 2006 for the first time as the ‘dictatorship of art’. Jonathan Meese’s works are included in the collections of the MoMA, New York; the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and the Sammlung Goetz, Munich, among others. 喬納森.梅斯 1970 年出生於日本東京 現於德國柏林生活及工作 喬納森.梅斯的作品就像一個自由的 舞台,永遠有新的角色、戲服和劇場 技巧源源不斷地登場。他的創作涵蓋 裝置藝術、表演藝術、油畫與繪畫、 雕塑、攝影、寫作及舞台設計,他同 時也是劇場和歌劇導演,而且他在每 個創作領域都駕輕就熟地形成了自己 獨特的風格語言,所有作品都帶有一 股怪誕幽默,滲透出強而有力的創作 慾望,彷彿認定藝術可統治世界。 藝術家於2006年首次將這種驅動力形 容為「藝術獨裁」。 梅斯的作品為紐約現代藝術博物館、 巴黎龐比度藝術中心以及慕尼黑 Sammlung Goetz美術館等納入館藏。