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SELECTED WORKS BY Jansson Stegner

Sarabande
Jansson Stegner
Sarabande

2006

Oil on linen

99 x 86.4 cm
Jansson Stegner’s canvases contrive a humorous blend of romanticised beauty and pop culture dumbness. In paintings such as Sarabande and Grey Sky, Stegner adopts the pastoral hues and elegant compositions of historical painting to portray images of contemporary longing. Borrowing from the vernacular of TV heroicism, Stegner’s paintings of cops transpose the glamorised bravado, violence, and machoism of programmes such as COPS into a quirky fetishism, as his nubile girl-as-boy police officers languish in idyllic settings, rendered like cherubic pin-ups for sensual indulgence. Through his use of cartoon-ish exaggeration, Stegner’s figures become both surreal and idealised: all gangly limbs and gesticular expressions their vulnerability is countered by their moral ambivalence. Throughout Stegner’s paintings is a sense of punk-ish aggression, where the authority is questioned, subverted, and manipulated both through his subject matter and ‘slack’ style of painting, which contrive a taboo intimacy from generic emblems of power.
Grey Sky
Jansson Stegner
Grey Sky

2005

Oil on canvas

61 x 53.3 cm
Great Plains

Great Plains

Jansson Stegner
Great Plains

2007

Oil on linen

122 x 86.4 cm
Starling Heights
Jansson Stegner
Starling Heights

2004

Oil on linen

81.3 x 63.5 cm

Jansson Stegner's BIOGRAPHY

Jansson Stegner
Born in 1972, Denver, USA
Lives and works in New York, NY, USA



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
NADA Art Fair, Sorry We’re Closed, Miami Beach, FL

2010
ArtBrussels, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium

2008
Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium

2007
Bellwether, New York, NY

2005
Dig Me No Grave Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2013
The Male Nude, Sorry We’re Closed at ART BRUSSELS, Belgium
En Plein Air, Stux Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Breed, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Bending the Mirror, Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH

2008
Special Opening, Sorry We’re Closed, Brussels, Belgium

2007
07/08, Bellwether, New York, NY

2006
Escape from New York, Curators Without Borders, Berlin, Germany

2005
Idols of Perversity, Bellwether Gallery, New York, NY
New Figuration Show, Galerie Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Parable Show, Grimm Rosenfeld Gallery, Munich, Germany
Entourage, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Tango, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York, NY

2002
Oil, Mark Pasek Gallery, New York, NY