Compelling, urgent, and controversial, Jonathan Meese tackles unsettling aspects of German political history, adopting then rejecting ideological symbols by stripping them of meaning. A self-proclaimed cultural exorcist, he is the successor to Martin Kippenberger as the iconoclast of the 21st century.
Born in 1970 in Tokyo, Jonathan Meese is at home with painting, sculpture, performance or installation based work. He never finished… Read more
About the artwork
In the same way Richard Wagner borrowed from an array of sagas to create Parsifal, Meese combines the famous opera with a bizarre Sean Connery Science Fiction movie, and an English nursery rhyme. Energetic, chaotic and full of churning imagery, the work captures the spirit of Germany’s modern day iconoclast.