Jonny Niesche's work being post minimal and materially fetishistic, using glitter, mirrors, translucent custom-dyed fabrics and welded steel armature — he explores the expanded field of painting and abstraction. It evokes a juncture between painting and sculpture and aims to bring forth associations from every type of experience, recasting our understanding of the effects of light and colour on the senses.
Digital colors and shapes develop towards a physical experience, they radiate off the screen and reflect an external mood that is received and decoded by the viewer. After painting realistically for a long time, Jonny Niesche moved to a place that is consolingly eerie and evocative — mixing colors in his head.
Niesche’s first monograph Cracked Actor comprising works from 2013 to 2018 and including essays by Martin Herbert, Kristina Marberger and Nadim Samman is published by Verlag für moderne Kunst and is available for sale here!
The show Entkunstung | Verkunstung curated by Felipe Duque und Maximilian Mauracher will be opening on February 8th, 7PM at Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin (DE)
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2019 upcoming Entkunstung | Verkunstung, Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin (DE)
2018 throb, Zeller van Almsick, Vienna (AT)
Moving Picture, Station Gallery, Melbourne (AU)
Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, Vivid festival commission, Sydney (AU)
2017 Splitting Image (Solo), Zeller van Almsick, Vienna (AT)
Wholesome Environment, Lundgren Gallery, Mallorca (ES)
Love-light (Solo), Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney (AU)
Superposition of three types, Artspace Sydney, Sydney (AU)
2016 Picture This (Solo), Station Gallery, Melbourne (AU)
Cosmos Cosmetics (Solo), Minerva, Sydney (AU)
New Jörg, New Jörg (Solo), New Jörg, Vienna (AT)
Painting. More Painting - Chapter One, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (AU)
2015 The Kaleidoscopic Turn - From the NGV Collection, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (AU)