Christian Jankowski

2017

456 W 18th Street

June 28 – August 3, 2018

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (Three Part Object)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (Richard Henry Bunton)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (Promise)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (The Wind Tells)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (La Meditation)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters (Seagull Harp)

2017

C-print on baryta paper

40 x 60 inches

Christian Jankowski

Zeitgenössische Verabschiedung (Contemporary Farewell)

2017

Sculpture, mixed media (polymer-plaster, metal, wood, sound equipment) sound, German

114.2 x 110.2 x 45.3 inches

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters

2017

Video installation, 36:54 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound, Japanese with English subtitles and massage furniture

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters

2017

Video installation, 36:54 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound, Japanese with English subtitles and massage furniture

Christian Jankowski

Massage Masters

2017

Video installation, 36:54 min, PAL, 16:9, color, sound, Japanese with English subtitles and massage furniture

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Kirchner

2017

Oil on canvas

66.14 x 49.61 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Dali

2017/18

Oil on canvas

25 x 18 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Warhol 

2018

Oil on canvas

40 x 40 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Ensor

2018

Oil on canvas

31.89 x 39.37 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Hockney

2017

Oil on canvas

83.86 x 120.08 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Wood

2017

Oil on canvas

30.71 x 25.59 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Klein

2018

Oil on canvas

61.42 x 111.42 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Matisse I

2018

Oil on canvas

21.65 x 18.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Van Gogh

2017

Oil on canvas

32.09 x 45.08 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Millet

2018

Oil on canvas

33.07 x 44.02 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Cezanne

2018

Oil on canvas

23.62 x 32.28 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Rembrandt II

2018

Oil on canvas

142.91 x 172.05 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Pontormo

2018

Oil on canvas

123.23 x 75.59 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Picasso I

2017/2018

Oil on canvas

137.4 x 305.91 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Picasso IV

2017

Oil on canvas

24.8 x 20.67 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Picasso III

2018

Oil on canvas

36.22 x 25.59 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Magritte II

2018

Oil on canvas

21.26 x 28.74 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Magritte I

2018

Oil on canvas

45.67 x 35.04 inches

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Van Gogh

2015

Oil on canvas

Installation dimensions variable

Christian Jankowski

Neue Malerei - Richter I

2018

Oil on canvas

78.74 x 51.18 inches

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Barack Obama

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Salvador and Gala

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Granny Alphabet

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Schotte mit Stöcken

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Ödipus

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Blindes Kind

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Rembrandt

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Asclepios

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Landstreicher

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Rihanna

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Georgia O'Keeffe

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Fred Astaire

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Brad

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Kung Fu Warrior

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Saint Jakob

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Tiny Granny

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Audrey Hepburn

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Pilgrim going up Fujiyama 

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Nelso

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Gangs of New York

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Oprah Winfrey

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Paul

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Muammar Al Gaddafi

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Kim Jong Un

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Charlie

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Hans im Glück

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Walking Logic - Priamos

2017

Walking sticks, carved wood (between 79 and 143 cm long) 

Black and white digital prints (each 29.7 x 21 cm)

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Scarlett Johansson

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal, chalk and lead pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Adrien Brody

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

19.09 x 25.98 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Jack Nicholson

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - George Clooney

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - John Travolta

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and pencil on paper

20.08 x 24.02 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Tessa Charlotte Rampling

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal, chalk and lead pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Nastassja Kinski

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Alain Delon

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal, chalk and lead pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Sophia Loren

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

17.52 x 23.03 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Javier Bardem

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and coloured pencil on paper

22.24 x 28.11 inches

Christian Jankowski

Isabelle Huppert - Gérard Depardieu

Me in the Eyes of another Actor

2017

Drawing, coal and lead pencil on paper

11.69 x 16.54 inches

June 2016: Jankowski’s two-year curatorial commitment ends as Manifesta 11 opens in Zurich; the artist begins work for Petzel’s January 2017 show.
 
November 6th, 2016: Donald J. Trump is elected to be the 45th President of the United States.
 
The Petzel show is canceled.
 
January 2017: We need to talk… opens at Petzel; the new president is sworn in; women march on Washington. In spring, London begins divorce proceedings from Europe; Macron wins the presidency of France. Early summer, and the Rohingya crisis swells in Myanmar; global markets soar; the world continues to warm. In the fall, Mohammad bin Salman begins to remake Saudi Arabia; Mosul is liberated; hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria devastate huge swathes of the Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico. As the sun sets on 2017, the Weinstein scandal breaks; Robert Mugabe falls; Catalonia’s autonomy is suspended.
 
For Jankowski, 2017 begins with a jarring slip—an election derails his third solo show at Petzel, his first New York show in five years. The postponement is detoxifying; as the year progresses, time becomes the transformative force. 2017 mines the significance of art within an art historical framework, often overlaying one time period with another—masterpieces of western painting, the Internet age, and Chinese experts in replication merge and intersect in his Neue Malerei series. Massage Masters, Walking Logic, and The Loan, transpose the new with the atavistic—master masseuses apply techniques used on the human body to sculpture; the stabilizing influence of the walking stick is made cogent, while the ritual pain of loss is examined in The Loan. In a twelve-month period, Jankowski revisits, reworks, and reconsiders concepts and practices within his oeuvre, to produce work in 2017 that is itself dilated, distorted, and re-envisioned by time.
 
Christian Jankowski was born in 1968 in Göttingen, Germany and lives and works in Berlin.
 
Petzel Gallery is located at 456 West 18th Street New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM–6:00 PM. For press inquires, please contact Janine Latham at janine@petzel.com, or call (212) 680-9467.

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