Schlafende Vögel, Bertram Jesdinsky
Bertram Jesdinsky
Schlafende Vögel
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Bertram Jesdinsky

Schlafende Vögel, 1984

180.3 x 150.4 cm
183.8 x 153.8 cm
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Dispersion on nettle
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Acquired in 2019 with funds from the Städelkomitee 21. Jahrhundert, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
On display, lower level, Contemporary Art, room 12


About the Work

Jesdinsky’s seemingly cheerful formal language is derived from comic books and opens a perspective onto a pessimistic scenario regarding the future: stacked washing machines ceaselessly pump dirty water into the seascape; skyscrapers are literally on the verge of being submerged. Already at the end of the 1970s, Jesdinsky made a name for himself with graffiti painting. With his simple pictorial cosmos frequently derived from the animal world, he confronts intellectualised Concept Art with a legible but fantastical world which seems to have arisen from the realm of fable. Only a closer look reveals the ironical-critical aspect which issues a challenge to our (visual) habits, our everyday life.

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