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”.

Saturated / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
50 x 51 in (127.5 x 130 cm)
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1138
POW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
48 x 47 in (122 x 120 cm)
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1218
Montauk / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
59 x 47.5 in (150 x 120 cm)
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1021
Rome (plexi cassé) / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
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1124
New Horizons (plexi cassé) / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
55 x 47.5 in (140 x 120 cm)
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1213
Keep Dreaming (cassée) / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
63 x 60 in (160 x 152 cm)
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1136
Ericeira / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
59 x 47.5 in (140 x 120 cm)
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1025
Last Night / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
51 x 51 in (130 x 130 cm)
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1037
From the dark / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 51 in (120 x 130 cm)
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1062
Blow / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 63 in (120 x 160 cm)
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1019
Zahara / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
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1065
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
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1290
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
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1177
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
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1226
NYFW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112 x 115 cm)
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2549
Off the rack / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 46 in (112,5 x 117 cm)
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1554
Gotta B Funky / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
42 x 57 in (106,5 x 143,75 cm)
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1958
Vinyl / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 49 in (112,5 x 124 cm)
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1694
Take 2 / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112,5 x 113,5 cm)
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1603
Sun Rays black / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
63 x 63 in (160 x 161 cm)
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2017