Artist Statement

In my work the spectator always appears late to the party; the story has already been told and the punchline already delivered. The situations I create reinterpret the banality of the everyday and undermine a clear distinction between fiction and reality. A world of its own evolves utilizing an internal logic and intuition. At first the work seems simple and funny but subsequently hides multiple layers of meaning.  

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Gavin Jonkman  (1980, Terneuzen) 

Lives and works in Rotterdam

Group Exhibitions

2021 Onze Kunst in het Licht, Projection on city Hall Schiedam initiated by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam 

2020 Note to Self, Helena, The Hague

2019 Wild Beaming project under supervision by Hester Scheurwater, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

2019 My Therapist Said, Helena, The Hague

2018 Sobfest, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague 

2018 Shame on You, Royal Acadamy of Art, The Hague 

2018 Ground Festival, Ruimtevaart, The Hague 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Zeezicht Festival, Breskens