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Jonas Maas
Untitled (M 114) / Rhombus, red, yellow, constructivist, hard edge, minimalist

2019

US$3,000

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Jonas Maas (*1985, lives and works in Düsseldorf) graduated at the Düsseldorf Academy in 2014 in the class of Tomma Abts. In his œuvre he deals with the subject of "painting" as such. In case of the work “Untitled (M 114)”, that is part of a group of six similar works (each is a unique piece and not part of an edition), a MDF panel serves as the carrier for the image: a precisely constructed set of rhombuses executed in acrylic paint and ink. Contrary to many works in his œuvre, for which he deploys image-processing programs in order to develop the (digital) compositions that are then printed, here the composition goes back to an analogous experiment in the studio with barrier tape. The colors (and with them the abstract compositions of stringently recurring patterns) are rather brought onto the picture carrier in a very analogous way, partly with the brush, partly rolled. Through repetitions, color changes, replacements or shifts, which as such – i.e. through layering – also lead to the final color tone, brush strokes and structures that seem to have nothing to do with the upper surface shimmer through. So we can speak of a discrepancy between what we see at first glance and what we have to work out by looking more closely. Maas animates us to take a closer look, or invites us to do so. The two colors, red and yellow, are a strong, lively contrast. Fractured structures, that create the illusion that the picture is slightly bend, also create an impressive deep spatiality. Maas plays with the creation of levels in space, elevations and erratic refractions. The relation to each other of the individual panels of this group of paintings, on the other hand, encourages an analysis, and a comparative viewing. Which changes in color lead to which changes in spatial perception? What all the works have in common is that the panels have small "carriers" so that the image areas we see hang in front of the wall and thus reach into the room. So these are basically reliefs rather than pictures. In contrast to – for example – an artist like Frank Stella, who in earlier years insisted on making paintings and not objects ("... just enough depth to emphasize the surface. In other words, it makes it more like a painting and less like an object, by stressing the surface. ... I don't paint around the edge", in: Questions to Stella and Judd, Interview by Bruce Glaser, broadcasted in February 1964), Maas does paint around the edges of the picture. He is thus creating three-dimensional objects (abstract sculptures) through the form of the installation and the application of paint.

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