JÃ¶rg Immendorffâ€™s large canvases are often fraught with the imagery of a literal theatre of decadence. His stage-set compositions allude to the illusionary aspects of art, presenting a script of personal mythology that is often poignant, humorous, scathing and prophetic.
Myth-making is at the core of Jorg Immendorffâ€™s work. Political iconography, such as the German eagle, Soviet sickle and Socialist Workerâ€™s fist, mix quite literally with his ever expanding cast of characters, including both politicians and artist friends. At the heart is a rewriting of history – both political and artistic – where personal positioning and moral reconciliation are at the forefront.