WunschWelten – Die Sehnsucht nach Rückkehr der unversehrten Natur. Malerei über eine erwünschte Zukunft /
Wishful Worlds – Yearning for the return of unhurt nature. Paintings of a desirable future.
About the exhibition
Gloria Jarden shows work originating from the time period between 2004 and 2018
Emotional access to the paintings of Gloria Jarden is initially possible by the cheery chromaticity and the partly representational and abstract motifs. This specious, easy and prompt access to the paintings is not only intentionally motivated. This artistic approach serves to attract the observer into the painting, to first of all open him up emotionally and to get him engaged in the work piece. Only after longer inspection, the notional background of the artistic piece will reveal itself.
For understanding this approach, one should get to know a little bit more about the background of the artist. Prior to her artistic studies in painting, art history and filmmedia, Jarden studied politics and geography at the J.-W. Goethe University in Frankfurt and travelled 7 years around the world with single interruptions. Her observations during travelling and scientific examinations of the events and situations in the world keep Jarden permanently busy and are part of her artistic conflicts in finding the right motifs.
In viewing her artistic work, it is important for Jarden that both the intellect and the emotions of the recipients are touched. Only when both are addressed, art is successful for Jarden. She regards artistic work touching emotions only as decoration and pieces serving intellect only as educational science or indoctrinating. Her art works should provoke a longstanding and sustainable correspondence with the recipients – in other words – provoke enjoyment and contemplation.
The titles of the paintings give a hint to the thoughts of the artist if you will. However, the free interpretation of the art work resides as always only in the eyes of the recipient.