Geeske Janßen

Germany

Realist Contemporary
Realist Contemporary

All of my works have something in common: My love for not obviously aesthetic images, images that can especially be found in places no one would be looking for them.

"My main interest is the human being with all its aspects. I’m telling the stories of someone else with my eyes, ears and body. I have a genuine interest and I’m fascinated how we are all so different. I like to get an idea of other peoples lives and learn about their reality, which often is completely different to the one I’m living in. As an artist I have the possibility to approach people in different ways. I’m able to ask a stranger questions that wouldn’t be appropriate otherwise. How do you start your prayers? When was the last time you trusted the wrong person? In what moments are you jealous? All of my works have something in common: My love for not obviously aesthetic images, images that can especially be found in places no one would be looking for them. I want all people and objects in front of my camera to behave and act as natural as one could react in front of a camera. I am motivated by my surroundings, conversations, odd situations but also simple repetitions of everyday behavior, that I feel need to be questioned and displayed." Geeske Janßen studied Media Art at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Performing Arts at the Braunschweig University of Art and Fine Art at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

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Artwork by Geeske Janßen