Originally developed for the ABOUT FACE exhibition at MOMENTUM in 2012, I have applied traditional oil painting to an interactive performative practice.

Painting some of the richest and most influential art-world players of our time, I subsequently invoke the audience to break all the taboos of the relationship between audience and artwork. Giving the audience the tools to leave their mark on the paintings, I am encouraging the purest form of iconoclasm in the context of the sacred space of the museum.

 

The result is a series of mutilated images, reminiscent of the damaged murals and toppled statues of ousted dictators across the world.

 

This series of work has so far been enacted in Berlin, Jerusalem, London, Szczecin and Amsterdam, with portraits of icons of the art world site specific to each location.

Jarik Jongman (de)facing Revolt

(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013
(de)facing Revolt performance in Szczecin, Poland, 2013

Momentum,  Berlin,  2012

Oil, acrylic, marker pen, egg on wood panel,  80 x 80 cm.

Charles Saatchi - Momentum Berlin

 Charles Saatchi   

Anselm Kiefer Momentum Berlin

Anselm Kiefer       

Anish kapoor Momentum Berlin

Anish Kapoor     

Jeff Koons Momentum Berlin

Jeff Koons             

Tracey Emin Momentum Berlin

Tracey Emin          

Larry Gagosian Momentum Berlin

Larry Gagosian       

Damien Hirst Momentum Berlin

Damien Hirst          

Takashi Murakami  Momentum Berlin

Takashi Murakami  

Hans Ulrich Obrist Momentum Berlin

Hans Ulrich Obrist

Sir Nicholas Serota Momentum Berlin

Sir Nicholas Serota

 ’No Ego’, Musraramix festival,  Jerusalem,  2013

Oil, acrylic, marker pen, on wood panel,  80 x 80 cm.

Anselm Kiefer Musraramix Jerusalem
Charles Saatchi Musraramix Jerusalem

Anselm Kiefer

Charles Saatchi

Sheika Mayassa Musraramix Jerusalem

Sheika Mayassa 

Larry Gagosian Musraramix Jerusalem

Larry Gagosian

Jeff Koons Musraramix Jerusalem

Jeff Koons

Momentum/WW gallery,  London,  2013

Oil, acrylic, marker pen, on wood panel,  90 x 90 cm.

Damien Hirst WW gallery London

Damien Hirst

Anish Kapoor WW gallery London

Anish Kapoor

Takashi Murakami WW gallery London

Takashi Murakami

Charles Saatchi WW gallery London

Charles Saatchi

Anselm Kiefer WW gallery London

Anselm Kiefer

Tracey Emin WW gallery London

Tracey Emin

Amanda Sharp WW gallery London

Amanda Sharp

Jay Jopling WW gallery London

Jay Jopling

Larry Gagosian WW gallery London

Larry Gagosian

Matthew Slotover WW gallery London

Matthew Slotover

Jeff Koons WW gallery London

Jeff Koons

Hans Ulrich Obrist WW gallery London

Hans Ulrich Obrist

TRAFO,  Szczecin,  2013 

Oil, acrylic, marker pen, on wood panel,  80 x 80 cm

Artur Zmijewski TRAFO Szczecin

Artur Zmijewski 

Constanze Kleiner  TRAFO Szczecin

Constanze Kleiner 

Jonathan Meese TRAFO Szczecin

Jonathan Meese

Jakub Kokoszka  TRAFO Szczecin

Jakub Kokoszka

Adam Szymczyk  TRAFO Szczecin

Adam Szymczyk  

Friedrich Christian Flick  TRAFO Szczecin

Friedrich Christian Flick

Suzanne Biederberg gallery/KunstRAI Art fair,  Amsterdam,  2014

Oil, acrylic, marker pen, on wood panel,  80 x 80 cm

Biederberg/KunstRAI Amsterdam
Biederberg/KunstRAI Amsterdam

Jarik Jongman