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Jarik Jongman

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Works in
Amsterdam and London


Representing galleries

exhibition/performance, figurative, photography, modern, landscape, realism, mixed-media





A former assistant of Anselm Kiefer, Jarik Jongman uses both his own photographs and anonymous pictures found in flea markets, books, magazines and the internet as a starting point for his work, which often deals with archetypical imagery.


The “phenomena” depicted in his ongoing series of paintings of motel rooms are metaphysical in nature, that is to say, they appear as ghostly clouds or flashes of mysterious light.

To paraphrase Werner Heisenberg: ‘What we observe is not reality itself but reality exposed to our method of questioning’. 

Moreover, these motel rooms allude to the transience of existence. They could be viewed as an allegory of the temporary dwelling place, both for man in his individual life and as a species in this universe, in which we are merely (?) a brief flash of light.  


Another, recent series of works depicts (groups of) people waving.

Although the act of waving can be interpreted as both cheerful and sad, it is more a feeling of melancholia and tragedy that prevails in these latest paintings. The people portrayed in these works are gazing at the viewer directly, causing an uncanny, mirror-like sensation, evoking thoughts about transience and ephemerality. 

It is as if the people in these paintings are waving from another world, another realm of existence. They have crossed over into eternity leaving the viewer in the gallery with thoughts on his own mortality and being.


Dutch born, he studied in Arnhem and has had numerous exhibitions in London, Berlin, Switzerland, Amsterdam and at the 53rd (2009) and current 54th Venice Biennale in a collateral event.

In 2010 he won joint first prize for best artist at the National Open Art Competition, juried by Gavin Turk.

He lives and works in London and Amsterdam and is represented by WW Gallery in the UK and Kap Pur Gallery in the Netherlands.

Amsterdam, August 24, 1962 


 1992 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Art academy), Arnhem.

 1995 Assistant Anselm Kiefer, Barjac, (F)


Solo exhibitions

  2010 “Hello Goodbye”, WW gallery, London 

  2010 “Phenomena”, Kap Pur gallery, Tilburg, (NL)

  2007 SPRMRKT, Amsterdam

  2006 Atelier 408, Amsterdam.

  1999 De Parel gallery, Amsterdam.


 Exhibitions (selection)

  2012 'The Open West', Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester


  2011 ‘In search of the Miraculous’, de Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)

  2011 Crunch art fair, Hay-on-Wye

  2011 ‘A Wake’, group show at Momentum, Kunstquartier Bethanien 134, Berlin

  2011 ‘Afternoon Tea’ - WW gallery/ 54th Venice Biennale, collateral event.

  2011 AF’sH, art fair ‘s Hertogenbosch

  2011 Charity art auction for Paintings in Hospitals at Bonhams, London

  2011 London Art Fair, London

  2010 National Open Art Competition, joint first prize for Best Artist in Show, Chichester

  2010 “Hello Goodbye”, solo show at WW gallery, London 

  2010 “Das Ding”, G.A.S. station, Berlin

  2010  Matt Roberts Salon Art Prize exhibition, London

  2010 “Phenomena”, solo show at gallery Kap Pur, Tilburg

  2010 Threadneedle Prize exhibition, Mall galleries, London

  2010 Expo ISBN “Netherland”, at OT301, Amsterdam

  2010 “Time”, WW gallery, London

  2009 “Sanctuary”, Kunsthalle M3, Berlin

  2009 “Both Ends Burning”, WW gallery, London

  2009 “Is There Anybody There?”, WW gallery, London

  2009 “De Verbouwing”, Verkuno/Koetshuis gallery, Roden, (NL)

  2009 “Noise of Art”, East End Arts Club, London

  2009 “Anonyme Zeichner”, Blütenweiss/Kaskadenkondensator, LISTE, Basel

  2009 “Travelling Light”, WW gallery,  London and 53d Venice Biennale (collateral  event).

  2009 “Anonyme Zeichner”, Blütenweiss/ Gallery Fruehsorge Contemporary Drawings, Berlin.

  2009 “Parental Guidance”, WW  gallery, London

  2008 “Anonyme Zeichner”, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin

  2008  Matt Roberts Salon 08, VINEspace, London

  2008 “De Salon”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam

  2006 “De Salon”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.

  2005 “Marnixring prize”, Felix de Boeckmuseum, Drogenbos, (B)

  2005 BBK “Aanwas”, Arts Place, Amsterdam.

  2005 “De Salon”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam.

  2004 ART for AIDS Auction, Bridge Gallery, Dublin

  2002/2003 “Alles nur ein Traum?”, Wilhelm-Fabry museum, Hilden, (D)

  2002 “Les Anges Devastes”, Centrum ’t Ghelandt, Menen, (B)

  2002 “Les Anges Devastes”, Centre culturel, Luik, (B)

  2000/2001 “Zeig’mir einen Engel”, Wilhelm-Fabry museum, Hilden, (D)

  2000/2001 “Eins von Hundert”, Kunstraum nr 3, Cologne, (D)

  2000 “Eins von Hundert”, Mainzer Minipressen Messe, Mainz, (D)

  2000 “Eins von Hundert”, K.A.P. Kunstverein auf dem Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

  2000 “Eins von Hundert”, Gallery 149, Bremerhaven, (D)

  1998 “Eins von Hundert”, DuMont Kunsthalle, Cologne



  2009-2010  Atelierhaus Mengerzeile, Berlin.


  2010 Catalogue for ‘Das Ding’ exhibition, Berlin 

  2009 Catalogue for the “Travelling Light” exhibition at the 53d Venice Biennale.

  2006 Catalogue for solo exhibition at Atelier 408, Amsterdam.



 2011  Park magazine, issue #2

 2011  Tortuca magazine

 2010  HTV de IJsberg #83, ‘An artist’s guide to the galaxy’

 1997-2001 Eins von Hundert, 1/100, Germany. 



 2012  exhibition ISI arti associate, Naples


Represented by WW gallery (UK) and Kap Pur (NL)

Link to the gallery site with press clippings:

Recent Exhibits

Jarik Jongman participated in these exhibits:

Momentum Worldwide
Mar, 2012 The Open West
Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester
Oct, 2010 Salon Art Prize 2010
Matt Roberts Arts
Oct, 2010 Hello, Goodbye
WW Gallery
Sep, 2010 Exhibition 'Phenomena' - Jarik Jongman
Galerie Kap Pur
Jun, 2010 978-0-0072757-00 Netherland
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