about the artist :
Nemo JANTZEN

Nemo Jantzen plays with focus, creating a sense of depth, thus bringing into question the act of voyeurism and the anticlimactic and revelatory nature of privacy.

In his hyperrealistic work, Nemo Jantzen is much inspired by film and tries to capture details of highly enlarged objects or photographic moments in time. These scenes portray often decadent and noir-style subject matters with a story to tell - like a movie still with an open ending - deliberately avoiding eye contact that could give away the personality of the painted subjects, as to not interfere with the imagination of the spectator. This compells us to think and imagine what has happened or what will happen next. Intrigued by light and the mystery of darkness, Jantzen plays with focus, creating a sense of depth and connecting the image and viewer through the inclusion of the optical vocabulary of cinematography, and the allusion to the constraints of the instant polaroid.

In his mixed-media body work of painted ceramics on wood, Nemo Jantzen wishes to capture and address the times we live in. In particular the voyeurism of hidden cameras and video surveillance that have become accepted in our society, creating awareness of this invasion of privacy for our own perverted need to watch and to know everything. In the name of safety and control, and fed by the media, this imagery has changed into entertainment and pleasure. He depicts public figures that became common good and through a language of blurred and pixelated imagery, photographic stills and scenes that can tell whole stories in one glance. In these pieces, built up out of hand-painted ceramic tiles which he uses as building blocks, that by themselves are nothing more than that, but together form pixelated shapes that merely suggest an image that our imagination transforms into flowing and complete figures. The missing details and shortage of information stimulates our imagination to fill in the blanks and create the excitement. With large-scale images built out of hundreds of small images; stories incapsulated in glass spheres the work simply keeps repeating to the viewers. In a word : “The closer you look, the less you see”.

Sun rays / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47 x 47 in (115 x 116 cm)
unique artwork
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1921
Not me / Nemo JANTZEN
Nails and thread in Plexi-box
47 x 39 in (120 x 100 cm)
unique artwork
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1275
Ecstasy II / Nemo JANTZEN
Nails and thread in Plexi-box
39 x 51 in (100 x 130 cm)
unique artwork
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1490
I thought so / Nemo JANTZEN
Nails and thread in Plexi-box
35 x 47 in (90 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
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1283
Ecstasy / Nemo JANTZEN
Nails and thread in Plexi-box
39 x 47 in (100 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
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1247
Not Me / Nemo JANTZEN
Nails and thread in Plexi-box
47 x 35 in (120 x 90 cm)
unique artwork
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1188
Sun Rays black / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
63 x 63 in (160 x 161 cm)
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1503
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Photo composition, plexiglass box
43 x 47 in (110 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
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1176
Lion II / Nemo JANTZEN
Photo composition, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
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1090
All Stars / Nemo JANTZEN
Photo composition, plexiglass box
51 x 59 in (130 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
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1091
Off the rack / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 46 in (112,5 x 117 cm)
unique artwork
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1191
Gotta B Funky / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
42 x 57 in (106,5 x 143,75 cm)
unique artwork
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1407
Vinyl / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 49 in (112,5 x 124 cm)
unique artwork
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1225
Take 2 / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112,5 x 113,5 cm)
unique artwork
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1186
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
885
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
835
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
867
NYFW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112 x 115 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1900
Flaming lips / Nemo JANTZEN
Photo composition in resin on wood
35 x 49 in (90 x 125 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1416
Passion / Nemo JANTZEN
Photo composition in resin on wood
46 x 47 in (117 x 118 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
890