UP TO DATE is the new exhibition by the creative all-rounder JIM AVIGNON. The HEITSCH GALLERY gives you a warm welcome. Created during the pandemic, his new works combine contemporary, socially critical themes with humor and lightness.
Follow the artist into diverse, parallel, fragmentarily interlocking worlds. Familiar visual experiences are put to the test. Even the opening picture of the exhibition “up to date” shows: There is no escape. The sailor was literally unplugged – a hollow-eyed pink raven is holding the broken cable in its beak. Even the message in the bottle under the sailor’s arm brings no salvation.
Cubist and new-objective pictorial means help Jim Avignon to reproduce the dualistic perception that is just as characteristic of our time. The figures solidify into lifeless and unrelated, interchangeable templates, some of them, like the striding woman, also simulate dynamics. Multi-perspective objects, an unstable backdrop, and the contrast between near and far vision reveal a world that seems out of joint.
Inspired by the New Objectivity and the iconographically important figures and motifs of the old and new masters, a portrait of our time is created with a wink.