Artist Immo JalassAmsterdam, Netherlands | 1938, Germany
About me / Artist statement
Elizabeth Hoeveler (ASC) commenting Immo Jalass's artworks
How many dimensions can we see? Three, on a 'normal day. On a 'normal' day, however, I might
be fooled into thinking I'm somewhere else - or many other places at the same time, while looking at Immo Jalass's digital offerings. I can cross dimensions and have a foot in several. I can extend the one dimension I'm in and reshape it to my wish. I can focus on a fruit color and have that color
move back or forward out of the fruit bowl. Immo Jalass makes us realize what scientific minds have been talking about for years - If I were teaching Quantum Physics this would be part of my
tutorial - even the sleepiest student would be galvanized into realizing that, not only is this art, but quantum textbook illustrations of 'leaping ' exercises. Look at these pictures, the math can come later. Like someone learning music - hear the songs, play the songs and learn the sheet symbols later...It is first, the featurest about the feeling you get and the realization of something new and fantastic.
I am sure you get the general idea. I think Jalass has the most visionary point of view this commenter has seen in a while. I love all kinds of art. Art can make you feel good, it can lift you
up or throw you down - Good art makes you feel and if it makes you feel AND makes you think, even better. Jalass's work definitely makes my cogs turn. Please take a look and come to your own
conclusions. I don't want to push this down anyone's throat - it sometimes takes getting used to - but I think you'll come around.
Meanwhile, we also have examples of his work from the 60's., pretty edgy and evocative - stands the test of time in my view. He has sculpted with plaster and painted with oils and acrylic. Here's a bio written by the artist: Born 1938 in Hamburg, Germany. Autodidact (self taught).
Immo Jalass is a German artist known in The Netherlands for his work at the end of the sixties that culminated in an group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1969.
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