BELGIUM / Brussels / Wiels : Jacqueline de Jong
by Modem
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until Sunday August 15 2021

T : +32 (0)2 340 00 50
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels

''The Ultimate Kiss'' Exhibition of Jacqueline de Jong a crucial artist and figure from the twentieth century’s years of protest and revolt!

Dutch artist Jacqueline de Jong creates bold works that combine humour, eroticism, violence, and political commitment using her exuberant style and figuration.
Since the early 1960s, de Jong has embraced the figurative image as a space for confusion and subversion.
She belongs to a group of artists who reintroduced narration by borrowing elements from pop culture, cinema, and illustration—all the while mixing the absurd with the mysterious. With a penchant for experimentation, de Jong plays with shape, style, and pictorial idioms in order to unfold an idiosyncratic and subversive body of work.

Born in the Netherlands in 1939, de Jong travelled extensively across Europe coming into contact with many avant-garde movements. She was part, for instance, in the radical Situationist International group, whose intention was to put an end to the “Society of the Spectacle” and consumer culture. While active as a painter, she was also editor and graphic designer of The Situationist Times.

Paint courtesy: Jacqueline de Jong, The Ultimate Kiss, 2002-2012. Oil on canvas, 150 x 180 cm. Courtesy the artist and Château Shatto, Los Angeles.

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