AboutRecent Threadneedle Prize exhibitor and forthcoming Salon Art Prize exhibitor, Dutch-born Jarik Jongman presents his eagerly awaited new work in a solo show at WW Gallery.
These impressive paintings, by the former assistant to Anselm Kiefer, radiate hope as well as drama and power. Based on photographs of people long gone, the paintings' atmosphere and mysterious glimmers of light allude to the transience of existence and create both a sense of the uncanny and feelings of melancholia.
The figures in these works gaze out at the spectator directly from another realm, leaving the viewer with their own thoughts on mortality. The waving characters could be welcoming us, or perhaps their paradise is already lost. Upon entering Jongman's mesmerizing world, one is left in no doubt that he is truly a new Dutch Master.
The works of Jarik Jongman are beginning to make serious waves on the contemporary art scene, and rightly so - he's quite brilliant. His solo show at WW Gallery this October and November is hotly anticipated." (Spoonfed)