Galleri NB about the exhibition: The foundation of John Reuss's art can be perceived as a complex artwork performed with great technical skill, with the sole intention of being able to describe the many existential aspects of both individual and society - all-together created by a very dedicated artistic personality.
Too rarely have we met an artist that to that extent diverges from the norm. Closed inside his little studio he creates his complex and hard to decode works, using pencil, charcoal, acrylic paint and airbrush. Not that the result is intentionally cryptic, but because it is actually how he experiences the world, both personally and socially.
John Reuss expresses this as follows:
The overall theme of my works is alienation. And in my recent works it is with particular focus on loss of or confusion about identity. In mine eyes the world we live in is extremely turbulent and fragmented - we are constantly exposed to disturbances and information that we need to relate to. My works are a reaction to this, as I here seek to capture and question the psychological, emotional and existential consequences of societal development.