JARI GENSER | Never Happy Enough/ Bildraum 07, Vienna

Jari Genser, Foto: Mind Control, 2024, Öl auf Leinwand, 60 x 80 cm (Detail) | © Bildrecht, Wien 2024

01.07.2024 – 14.08.2024

In Never Happy Enough, the artist, who lives and works in Vienna, reflects on loneliness in the creative process.
By interweaving romanticized depictions of the outside world, Genser deals with the themes of seeing and being seen as well as the feeling of being trapped in pictorial worlds in Bildraum 07. In order to emphasize the complex mechanisms of interaction between the inside and the outside, Genser created a space within a space – the in-situ installation ‘Noasis’.
The accessible column with mirrored windows appears to offer refuge from social interaction and the exhibition programme. But behind the shielding façade lurks a trap: Jari Genser has integrated a spy function that subjects the people inside to voyeuristic gazes.
In contrast to his earlier works, Jari Genser emphasizes the reduction and concentration of the pictorial content in this exhibition. The artist found the inspiration for the paintings during his residency in Paris this year. The title ‘Never Happy Enough’ refers to this nomadic existence, among other things.

JARI GENSER | Never Happy Enough
01.07.2024 – 14.08.2024
Bildraum 07
Burggasse 7-9
Vienna 7