Galerie Crystal Ball

Jim Avignon – Your Portrait Here!

Vernissage on Sat. 7 December 2020 at 7 p.m. until Sun. 22 December 2019

Your Portrait here, Jim Avignon 2020

Jim Avignon, who regularly participates in the annual Crystal Ball: “Fuck Your Selfie” portrait salon festival, will show his extraordinary portrait project in December 2019: “Your Portrait Here!”

The artist opens an exhibition with unfinished pictures, in which the spectators automatically take on an immanent role, as they can be painted into the pictures. An interactive art exhibition, which is only completed at the end by the composition of the portrait models with their scenery, their background. During this time, Jim Avignon will also use Crystal Ball as a studio to paint the empty spaces and develop the portrait series. Jim Avignon’s artistic work is refreshingly oppositional to elitist, high-priced positions. His working method is more life-oriented and is directed towards people and recipients. For more than two decades, Jim Avignon has tirelessly portrayed criticism in a humorous and stylistically confident manner as a kind of social reflexive in his art and music ouevre. In Kunstforum Volume 262, Borderlines /2019, Jim’s comparison to Charlie Chaplin stands out. The attention, the importance of such a position seems to have arrived there, at the same time as its explosiveness of the social in our hierarchized high culture.


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