Jonathan Meese’s humorous titles and painted slogans
are written in an invented language, not dissimilar to Anthony
Burgess’s Nadsat. Parodying the authoritarian and convoluted
structure of German, Meese’s nonsensical compounds are
based in descriptive logic and onomatopoeia. Meese approaches
painting with a similar fluidity of expression. In Quallenmeese
, his unpredictable gestures contain a savant sophistication
in their vulgar naiveté. A scrawled black mass is easily
read as self portrait, regressively primal and violent, with
a wilful propensity for being misunderstood.

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