Like Van Gogh, the British artist Jason Brooks (1968), has chosen to focus on the unseen and overlooked. Inspired by Vincent, Brooks presents new work at the museum.
18 October 2019 until 20 January 2020
Like in Van Gogh's works, everything in Brook's paintings is considered. . His painted language is designed to slow the experience of looking. For we live in an era now dominated by multimedia and screens of all types. Does this change the way we see the real - and what is real?
'Looking is not always seeing', Jason Brooks explains. According to Brooks, we still need artists to show us that the truth is in the detail. Like Van Gogh, Brooks has chosen to focus on the unseen and overlooked. For this homage to Van Gogh’s radical visions, Brooks found inspiration in a subject most people find unworthy of attention: junk shop paintings. They are a starting point for creating a new work of art.
About Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks (1968) became known in the 1990s as a member of the Young British Artists, a group of London-based artists who questioned the art world.
Van Gogh inspires
Van Gogh inspires, to this very day. His choice of subject, brushstroke and sense of style fire the imaginations of many modern and contemporary artists. An alternating presentation of work by one such artist is always on display at the museum, often together with a work by Van Gogh.
Since 2014, presentations have gone on display featuring paintings by Francis Bacon, Edvard Munch, Frank Auerbach, Willem de Kooning, Peter Doig, Zeng Fanzhi and Matthew Day Jackson, as well as expressionist works from the Merzbacher Collection.