• About Jan Herzberg

    Jan Herzberg is an artist from Hamburg, Germany. He includes mixed methods and materials in his artwors, such as oil on canvas, collage techniques, airbrush, coal, drawings, enamel, watercolors and many more.

    Jan's art works are often minutely detailed, spectators have to see the work from a few feet away but also need to come really close to appreciate both the details of his pieces, as well as obtaining a general impression. Interestingly, the imagery from a close perspective can be very different compared to the holistic view. This leaves spectators stunned and in a state of curious wondering.

    His works express sadness and optimism, often connecting images of a distant past with visions of the future. It is never clear whether the past depicted is real or imaginary. By the same token, his art work leaves the beholder suspensefully wondering what might come next.

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  • Get in Touch

    E-mail: art@janherzberg.com

    Twitter: @JanHerzberg

    Facebook: facebook.com/janherzbergkunst

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Jan Herzberg @ Pony Bar Hamburg

Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.

-- Salvador Dali

Jan Herzberg's paintings and collages try to capture moments - often melancholic - from the past. It's not clear whether these moments are related to real events or rather an abstract idea or ideal. Looking backwards therefore also represents a vision for the future - a past not yet lived.

Jan utilizes oil on canvas, and mixed method techniques including airbrush, collages, and many more. His works are large and detailed. Many of the (often happier) details can not be seen from afar. Proximity therefore creates a different perspective on the intentions of the paintings.

Jan Herzberg's first exhibition, "Vergangenheit/Visionen" (Past/Visions) can currently be seen at Pony Bar in Hamburg (until 15 January).

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