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Size: 100 cm x 70 cm
Year: 2020
Framed: Yes
Signed: Yes
Info: Wie für Durstewitz Arbeiten charakteristisch, sind nie Menschen, sondern durch Menschen Entstandenes zu sehen. Teils dystopisch wirkende Transitorte, durch Industrie verdrängte Natur und als Form gefasste Kräne und Schiffe fügen sich in außergewöhnlichen Farbkompositionen zusammen. Mit seinen Bildern lädt uns Durstewitz dazu ein, über den Einfluss des Menschen auf die Natur sowie über die Bedeutung von Farbe in der Welt generell nachzudenken: was wäre eine Welt ohne unsere Wahrnehmung von Farben? Welche Wirkungen gehen von ihnen aus? Und welchen Einfluss haben wir Menschen auf unseren blauen Planeten?

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Jakobus Durstewitz

If we immerse ourselves in Durstewitz's pictures, we find ourselves in industrialized transit locations such as the port of Hamburg. Reflecting water, distance and silence motivate us to contemplatively observe the circumstances. Durstewitz states: "I absorb and abstract what I see in suppressed nature".   In doing so, he alludes to industrialization, which in fact triggered a transformation of the social, economic and political fabric and continually represses nature. The industrial landscapes in his paintings reflect this symbolically but by no means in a moralizing way. The black-and-white photographs of his father, who worked at a shipyard, serve as a model. In addition, the artist also searches for motifs himself at the harbor, "preferably in old, somewhat run-down corners," says Durstewitz. As a silent observer, he is interested in filtering basic architectural forms in his pictures. Ships, cranes, and bridges as a form.   Jakobus Durstewitz was born in 1969 in Emden and has lived in Hamburg since the 1990s, where he influenced the musical scene of the "Hamburger Schule", at that time still known as Jakobus Siebels. In this environment he founded the band JaKönigJa together with his wife Ebba Durstewitz in 1994 and later founded the electro duo "Die Vögel" (The Birds) alongside Mense Reents. From the very beginning Durstewitz, then together with Daniel Richter, has been responsible for the artistic direction of the Dockville Festival and initiated the construction of the art city MS Artville, which is adjacent to the festival. Today Durstewitz lives in the Lüneburger Heide.
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