Jens J. Meyer, Artist (Germany)
»The White Temple for Mount Lushan and Magic Works of Art«
Drawing inspiration out of the place, from working on site,
opening new possibilities of perception.
The dialogue between art and nature
is creating a new place to experience.
Jens J. Meyer, born in Hamburg, Germany in 1958. Parallel to studying economic engineering I started 1985 with studies in painting and sculpture. Since 1989, I live as an freelance artist in Essen and Hamburg.
In search of a material suitable to make forces and spaces visible, I discovered elastic fabric as a favorite working material in 1992. I am very interested in the relation between art, nature and architecture. My work starts with researching the ‚genius loci’ of a site and ideas about the possibilities of changing its perception. Then the site itself becomes part of my work, becomes moldable and with the change of light and shadow the installation can open the dialog with its surroundings.
Since 1987, I have done individual and collective shows in Galleries, Museums and public spaces. There are works in the permanent collection of the Museum Gelsenkirchen. I obtained different awards and grants in Germany, e.g. 1st prize for landmark-art in Hamm, and was invited to show in several countries like Indonesia, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Tunesia, Argentina and the 8th Biennial de la Havanna, Cuba. Since 2006 in the US, Croatia, Canada (CAFKA Biennial Exhibition Kitchener) and in the Museo Palazzo di Moceno in Venice, Italy