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”.

Ice / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
53 x 45.5 in (135 x 115 cm)
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2579
Off book / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 55 in (120 x 140 cm)
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2516
Sunset Boulevard / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
58 x 47.5 in (145 x 120 cm)
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2492
Paradise / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47 x 48 in (118 x 121 cm)
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2468
Keep real / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 39.3 in (120 x 100 cm)
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2658
Space Odyssey / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
48 x 52.7 in (122 x 134 cm)
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24,160 US$
2601
Let's get it on / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
44 x 47.5 in (112 x 120 cm)
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2335
POW / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
48 x 47 in (122 x 120 cm)
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2656
Rome (Without Plexi) / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
47.5 x 59 in (120 x 150 cm)
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2820
Gotta B Funky / Nemo JANTZEN
Mixed media
42 x 57 in (106,5 x 143,75 cm)
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3295