The Abstraction of Perspective
"Perspective is perception of depth -
Abstraction is creating realities deprived of all realism"
untitled, 2021, 128 x 88 cm, acrylics on canvas, deconstructed
"I use art to simplify.
I deconstruct the world I live in. I do so to understand it better. I break down things that to me seem too complicated or overstimulating into understandable bits and pieces; and sometimes I just portrait simple thoughts."
Vienna based artist Jonathan Berkh has actively worked as a contemporary artist in the fine and applied artist since 2000. His works have been displayed at Glow Eindhoven (2009), The Belvedere, Vienna (2004) and at Capital Bank Wien (2015). His career was interrupted between 2009 and 2015 due to family matters that requested his undivided attention, but he never stopped evolving creatively.
New York, NYC Artmovement, Artifact, Hamptons Fine Art Fair
Athens, Athens Open Art
Matera/Turi, Apuliaste (100 Artists for the future)
Berlin, Galerie Azur
Haegeum Musem, South Korea, acquisition and exhibition
"When working I explore how far a material can stretch, I so to speak deconstruct its abilities, its characteristics. It is essential to respect the limited strengths, the weaknesses, and characteristics of each material and only by understanding where these limits lie, can I truly create the most out of it. I work with papers and cardboards inspired by their variable and pliable nature, and I work with deconstructed canvas. Throughout my career I have worked with acrylics and Chinese ink, both very plastic and moldable paint, but I've also worked with biodegradable and organic materials such as coffee or liquors."