Nemo Jantzen

Born and raised in The Haque, after his study of art, design and photography at the RTO in Rotterdam he moved to Antwerp, in Belgium working as a Creative Director and bill-board artist while further developing his technique and style as a fine artist. After several years in Belgium and a year travelling through Asia and the middle east he settled down in Spain where he dedicated his career to the making and selling of fine art, mentoring other emerging artists and consistently exhibiting to high acclaim. Jantzen has since shown and sold his work in galleries throughout Europe and the United States and has been presented at numerous international artfairs in London, Amsterdam, Singapore, New York, and Miami and his work can be found in many private and public collections around the world.

Currently working and operating from his studios in New York and Bali, staying abreast of the ever changing contemporary art scene in the Big Apple while letting his imagination and his passion for the ocean run free in the land of the gods.

His work has consistently explored the dialogue of narrative tropes in an image soaked contemporary environment.Early works found pop inspired imagery creating new contexts from photo journalism and advertising with highly detailed enlarged objects placed out of their environment. Successive shows moved on to use and explore cinematic stills as the source of a visual collective consciousness, ”hyper-realistic” work takes the dialogue to the next level by incorporating the vocabulary of cinematography and the expediency of digital photography as an inspiration for the new paintings. Nemo’s hyper-realist narrative paintings and his mixed media work evoke the iconic images embedded in the collective unconscious, illustrating the overlap between our memories of images from contemporary cinema and our real world experiences.

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