Art is Process: Jonathan Meese

Meese has a crazy, intense energy. He’s holding a tube of paint which he uses to paint directly onto the surfaces around the studio. He does it so casually, quickly drawing a cross here, a swastika there and then a few random dashes, dots or lines. It looks like he doesn’t care about what he’s doing but he talks so intensely and deliberately that we know he must either be nuts or purposeful about his practise. Symbols are repeated in his work over and over again. They are mixed up with the squiggly lines, splashes, drips, words and collaged bits in the pictures. The symbols become redundant of meaning. Meese is performing. He plays around with a plastic sword while wearing a fake soldiers helmet. But so are his works. He tells us that; “everything is a toy. Even humans are toys for art and we must play with all the material we can find…”. It’s a chaotic world where nothing has meaning. Only the visual has meaning in itself and chaos is the future. Chaos is the way out of corruption. The only thing that is certain in Meese’s world is that Scarlett Johansson is “totally art”!

Film credit: Vice

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