Jonas Loellmann
'and in those waves were all the colors of the world'
May 05 - July 06, 2019

Blue Projects is pleased to present 'and in those waves were all the colors of the world', a solo exhibition of colour photographs by Jonas Loellmann. Composed of abstract compositions and images of the natural world, the exhibition is focused on the experience of a moment and how a potential for emotions and transcendence can be found in visual perception.

Loellmann travels to different coastal locations, working in and around these areas and seeking places to surf, using the ocean and its surroundings as a recurrent motif. These subjects are presented as combinations of fixed-point contemplations and abstract immersions, absorbing the viewer into a shifting environment of saturated, auric hues in which subjects become forms that enable an experience. Throughout the exhibition, the horizon line serves as an underlying theme, creating a sense of slippage into and across different states of mind and feeling.

Loellmann actively surrenders his own notion of how things should be an opens himself up to possibility, allowing for an interaction between photographic material and the physical world to capture an encounter. He is interested in the hidden vibrations and energies that exist around us, using analogue techniques as part of an intentional process to further explore a dialogue between inner and outer perception. 

The exhibition includes a text written by Jonas Loellmann that accompanies this body of work.

The title of the exhibition is inspired by a poem by Anne-Linde Dejong.

Jonas Loellmann (b. 1981) lives and works in Maastricht. Recent solo exhibitions include a presence of light at Galerie Post & Garcia, Maastricht, Netherlands (2018); Jonas Loellmann at Galerie Freitag 1830, Aachen, Germany (2014); light eye see at De Meldkamer, Maastricht, Netherlands (2015); an intense being of feeling at Traders Pop Gallery, Maastricht, Netherlands (2011); wonderful now at Konsumat, Pforzheim, Germany (2010); and the moment in between at De Glazen Kast, Oud-Rekem, Belgium (2008). Selected group exhibitions include die werkstatt at Galerie Spazio Nobile, Brussels, Belgium (2018); six artists/six pieces at De Meldkamer, Maastricht, Netherlands (2016); and miniaturen at Galerie Freitag 1830, Aachen, Germany (2012).

light on film no.2, (triptych), 2018

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68 x 55 cm, 26 7/10 x 55 3/5 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed by the artist

light on film no.2, (triptych), 2018

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68 x 55 cm, 26 7/10 x 55 3/5 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed by the artist

light on film no.2, (triptych), 2018

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68 x 55 cm, 26 7/10 x 55 3/5 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed by the artist

light on film no.1, 2018

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240 x 75 cm, 94 5/10 x 29 1/2 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed by the artist

trees and light, Portugal, 2018

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81 x 62 cm, 31 4/5 x 24 2/5 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed in walnut by the artist

oceanview / morocco, 2019

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122 x 156 cm, 48 x 61 2/5 ins, edition 1/3 + 1 AP, framed in walnut by the artist

Untitled, whitewater, Rio de Janeiro, 2018

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81 x 62 cm, 31 4/5 x 24 2/5 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed in walnut by the artist

Untitled, light and shadow, Brazil, 2018

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51 x 43 cm, 20 x 16 9/10 ins edition 1/3 + 1 AP framed in walnut by the artist

sky with birds, New York, 2007

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62 x 62 cm, 24 2/5 x 24 2/5 ins edition 4/5 + 1 AP framed by the artist