Collection: Marc Jung
Marc Jung does not follow philosophical masters in his work. He is not guided by abstract thought constructs, not by artificial attempts to explain the world. Marc Jung reflects. Directly and without intellectual qualms, he tells us his view of the world and the actors of our contemporary history. A chronicler who has left slogans and caricatures behind him and reflects the beauties and contradictions of our time and makes them tangible.
In the academic context, art is repeatedly described as an end in itself, contemporary art no longer needs to have a message or content; Form, material and conception stand for themselves, the thought - although often difficult to grasp - suffices itself. Art is increasingly becoming a purely optical (or sensory) experience, without demanding an iconographic education from the beholder. At this point Marc Jung breaks with the artistic contemporary spirit. He criticizes, exposes, makes fun of or glorifies it. But these are not slogans, mottoes, biblical sayings or film quotations. He creates new pictorial realms, occasionally quoting great masters of art history, but always remains committed to the ideals of art history in the structure of his works. At first glance, these may appear to us as a continuation of pop art, perhaps even as canvas-born street art or graffiti. But they are not: they are much, much more. The materials that Marc Jung uses for his works are manifold and modern. He uses oil, acrylic, lacquer, neon and fluorescent paints as well as markers. With this choice of material, he also facilitates access for those beholders who are less familiar with the reception of artworks. It is his own pictorial language, using modern stylistic devices and symbolism, that makes this democratization of art and its reception possible.
Marc Jung works fast. You get the impression that he, who decided a few years ago not to have himself tested for a serioushereditary disease in his family, does not want to lose any time. He restlessly works, prepares and holds exhibitions, is in Munich yesterday, in Frankfurt and Berlin tomorrow, and then in his home studio in Erfurt again, gives interviews and can be seen on talk shows. The artist‘s work and personality are on a very high energetic level, he works very disciplined, has an extroverted nature and his works are intense, vibrating, often lovable and always honest. His wonderfully loud form of expression on canvas shows the inner depth of his works impressively and relentlessly.
Marc Jung‘s professional career testifies from the first moment of his artistic activity to the seriousness of his work. He studied at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna with Daniel Richter and was a master student of Wolfram Adalbert Scheffler at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden.