Jana Euler

Jana Euler, Cabinet London, 19 January - 11 March 2017
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In four paintings of this exhibition the center is left empty. This emptiness is framed by the former edges of the represented object, which are two watches, a body and a smiley.
By placing their center outside the canvas, their function (in the case of the watches) and with the other their coherence, is suspended. I tried to visualise a void or a feeling of depth in the nothingness.

In my perception this is comparable to trying to think away from a primary mission, or trying to focus on what lies blurred, disregarded, outside the central vision.

These paintings are hung alternating with four others that have a concrete object in their center.
These are chosen because of their potential to ll the void that I insuf ciently tried to describe in the upper part of this text, but hopefully a bit more suf ciently with the paintings themselves.
These four are called: Filled (minimalism), Filled (religion), Filled (capitalism) and Filled (health / beauty enhancer)

Notes on these four:

  • There is no emptiness in the trash can.
  • Ear-winged angels or dead humans approaching the light in unity.
  • Two times the same nude gure is longing for something central in the painting’s internal depths that is inexistent.
  • Close to cross-eyed view from the painting into the space through two layers of cucumber conversation.

The painting of the island is a more two dimensional inversion.
The paradise is collapsing or closing and a sickening yellowish cloud is forming on the top of the palm trees. 


High in Amsterdam, The Sky of Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam 20 May - 15 October 2017
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When Expectations Meet Needs, Cabinet, London, October 16 - November 30, 2013    
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