Joncquil'Ephemera no. 2', 2022
Unique, signed painting
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• Unique, signed painting (2022)
• Oil and acrylic on canvas
• 24 × 18 cm
Joncquil creates enigmatic, fragmentary paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations that resemble hallucinations, dreams or memories. His work combines figurative and abstract images that seem to be in a state of flux, suggesting a momentary arrest of an ongoing process. Even when depicting familiar imagery such as animals, chairs or eggs, his works disconcert and disorient the viewer.
His titles make reference to various strands of literary and popular culture, alluding to metaphors, proverbs or snatches of lost knowledge or everyday speech: “Ephemera” things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time: All we experience(d) lies in the past.
His apparently casual brush strokes are the result of a calculated process of addition and subtraction, applying gentle washes of paint and removing pigment from the surface to highlight chosen areas. With both this theatrical employment of light and shadow and their subject matter Joncquil seamlessly melds the earthly and the spiritual, creating emotive and highly individual paintings that linger in the mind.