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, 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. His pieces 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”.

Space Odyssey / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
48 x 52.7 in (122 x 134 cm)
unique artwork
24,160 US$
1349
Let's get it on / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 47.5 in (112 x 120 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1317
Saturated / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
50 x 51 in (127.5 x 130 cm)
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1354
POW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
48 x 47 in (122 x 120 cm)
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1478
Montauk / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
59 x 47.5 in (150 x 120 cm)
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1120
Rome (plexi cassé) / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1263
Ericeira / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
59 x 47.5 in (140 x 120 cm)
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1122
Last Night / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
51 x 51 in (130 x 130 cm)
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1132
From the dark / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 51 in (120 x 130 cm)
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1176
Blow / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 63 in (120 x 160 cm)
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1112
Zahara / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
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1176
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
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1399
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1281
Untitled / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media, plexiglass box
47 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
unique artwork
Price on request
1336
NYFW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112 x 115 cm)
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2713
Off the rack / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 46 in (112,5 x 117 cm)
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1665
Gotta B Funky / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
42 x 57 in (106,5 x 143,75 cm)
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2085
Vinyl / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 49 in (112,5 x 124 cm)
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Price on request
1814
Take 2 / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 45 in (112,5 x 113,5 cm)
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1758
Sun Rays black / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
63 x 63 in (160 x 161 cm)
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Price on request
2174