01.12.2018–13.01.2019 It only makes it worse to live without it PLUS-ONE Gallery Nieuw Zuid
It only makes it worse to live without it

Jenny Brosinski

Jenny Brosinski's (b. 1984) minimalistic abstract paintings reflect an artistic
language reminiscent of automatic writing, which is built up from individual
stories on big canvases. The Berlin-based artist follows a reductivist approach
to painting by restricting the creative gestures on canvas. Her paintings directly
engage the viewer with the concept of deconstruction by demonstrating deftly
uncoordinated compositions that “deliberately reveal traces of use, whereby
the nature of their materiality is brought to the foreground”, as the painter
highlights herself.
Minimal mark-making, apparent brushworks and spray-painted compositions
make her artworks characterised by spontaneity in appearance, while
maintaining their mindfully balanced components in an alluring visual
expression. Brosinski puts a clear emphasis on the idea of deconstruction by
highlighting a painting methodology expressed through a chromatic anguish
that determines almost all her paintings. Showcasing a process-oriented
philosophy, the idea of deconstruction offers herself a great lesson.
The artist aims to derive benefits from the materials she uses, such as linen
and cotton. She exploits their textual qualities on canvas in order to reveal
deeper and more emotional reactions from the viewers. Brosinski adopts an
approach to painting that envelops together both intellectual and distinctively
personal rules. At first glance her paintings introduce new forms of
communication between irregular lines, childish squiggles, colours looking like
stains, abstract marks or even famous cartoons. On top of that this
uncomfortable visual allegory suggests a sharp-witted, effective and energetic
juxtaposition on canvas elaborating the artist's emphasis on materiality, raw
arrangements and simplistic shapes. In this respect, Brosinski creates a
painting and then deconstructs and reconfigures it, eventually developing new
possibilities based on the first creative arrangement.