Sale: 429 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04./05. 2015 in Munich Lot 868

 
868
Jonas Burgert
Potsdam-Zyklus (Teil 4), 2006.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 95,000 / $ 114.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Potsdam-Zyklus (Teil 4). 2006.
Oil on canvas.
Verso twice signed, dated and titled. 190 x 200 cm (74.8 x 78.7 in).
Part 4 from the Potsdam-Zyklus of five parts.

PROVENANCE: Collection Sander, Berlin/Darmstadt.
Galerie 20.21, Essen.

Essay
The large paintings of Jonas Burgert are ruled by the grotesque, the bizarre and the mysterious. Surreal figures intrude into his pictorial spaces, garish colors cover the gloomy night grey. Entire worlds evolve, frightening and attracting at the same time. Jonas Burgert thereby appears as gifted storyteller and paints complex narrations like they were taken from a scary science fiction novel. Our painting, part four of the large “Potsdam-Zyklusâ€, illustrates this unity particularly well. In an irritating way Burgerts' monumental work develops a unique attraction, drawing the spectator deep into its enigmatic world.
868
Jonas Burgert
Potsdam-Zyklus (Teil 4), 2006.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 60,000 / $ 72,000
Sold:
€ 95,000 / $ 114.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)