Jörg Immendorff - Contemporary Artists

Society of Deficiency

Society of Deficiency The Saatchi Gallery
 

Jörg Immendorff

Society of Deficiency

1990
Oil on Canvas

270 x 180cm

Spanning three decades of immense political change in his native Germany, Jorg Immendorff’s work took a turn from the political to the personal in the late eighties. His many self-portraits depict a lonely creator, whose role as cultural antenna has been rendered suddenly obsolete.

Society of Deficiency is a more gloomy scene: the artist in his studio/toxic wasteland, struggling to create, surrounded by repetitive symbols of Joseph Beuys’ hat and a primitive monument of himself.
 
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