Jonas Burgert (*1969) is known for his portraits and large-format scene paintings. He confronts the viewer with ambiguous beings, human figures and animals, between fantasy and allegory. In the often overwhelming stage-like compositions, the figures develop a symbolic presence full of mystery and tension. Burgert creates with the means of old-master techniques an interplay of colourful luminous tones and muted surfaces with partly floral and ornamental elements. In his depictions he assigns different roles to his subjects and takes up existential questions of humankind. His precisely painted sceneries linger in a timeless space between past, present and future. With a multitude of references, from classical to contemporary motifs, his works elude clear legibility and at the same time inspire with their narrative potential and the atmospheric and dense perspectives.
With the current exhibition "Sinn frisst", the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck is showing seven monumental new paintings by Jonas Burgert together with two new bronze sculptures, smaller paintings and drawings.