Here are the upcoming exhibitions for 2017, with the new collection NIGHTLIGHT SKIN.
It’s an evolution from « HUMAN 2.0 » to « NIGHTLIGHT SKIN« .
Jonathan Hens - NIGHTLIGHT SKIN – janv 2017
From the 29th of January till the 12th of March 2017
« To connect a certain aesthetic or a style to a nationality might be impossible in a society where the global art scene is only a browser away. But is there something of a local culture that could create a common denominator, and how are art works affected by their surroundings and
group expo : Karen Vanmol, Anneleen Swillen, Jonathan Hens, Tine De Ruysser,
Arnaud Sprimont & Karin Roy Andersson, Anna Norrgrann, Linnéa Eriksson, Hanna Liljenberg and Sanna Svedestedt
at Smuck 2017
« NO EXPIRY » /duo exhibition
From the 9th of March till the 12th of March 2017
Welserstrasse 15 81373 Munich
(3Stations = 81373 München, Welserstr. 11 / 15 / 23 / 29-31)
9th-12th March 2017 - 15-19h, – „No Expiry“, Dimitar Stankov, Jonathan Hens,
09.-12.03., Do. 15-19h, Fr. 10-18h, Sa. So. 10-14h,
Dimitar Stankov Tel. +32 495327052, Jonathan Hens Tel. +32 483362484
at Smuck 2017
From the 8th till the 13th of March 2017
Institut Français de München - Salon jaune, 1st floor
Kaulbachstraße 13 80539 München
with : Rodrigo Acosta, Angela Bermudez, Stella Bierrenbach, Babette Boucher, Céline Buffetrille, Patricia Domingues, Jonathan Hens, Elvira H. Mateu, Ulrike Kampfert, Christiane Köhne, Nadine Kuffner, Sonia Ledos, Aude Medori, Nathalie Perret, Galatée Pestre, Linda Pieri, Janire Roman Diaz, Janina Stübler, Céline Sylvestre, Edu Tarin, Laurence Verdier, Caro Weiss
09.-10.03. 14-20h, 11.-12.03
European Triennial of Contemporary Jewellery 2017
Opening on the 20th of October 2017 -
This exhibition will also travel to France and Sweden in 2018
NIGHTLIGHT SKIN STATEMENT
« Jonathan Hens’ striking work speaks of recent developments in today’s world, which has seen a fusion between the banal and the races/ cultures/ subcultures and becomes a place where men and women have merged into androgynous beings.
His designs are the result of an intense search for an alternative identity. Rather than a classic example of beauty, the viewer gets to see Hens’ interpretation of it. He chose the material pewter to create his signature, by engraving, pouncing and printing, he creates a new dimension to the material.
After researching different kinds of sub-and material-cultures/ religion/ races he started to experiment with skins. By confronting those materials together, we can translate it as an extension between all human society.
His dark look mirrors (or reflects) ‘the now’, a place where there is scope for experiment and self- expression. His atypical aesthetic has no truck with traditional techniques. Jonathan Hens creates a visual game between austere forms and a rough edge finish. His work raises many questions, such as what beauty means today and whether or not there is still a difference between the sexes/ humans/ religions and cultures.
Jonathan Hens’ work gives us greater insight into the diversity of our world. »