Jonny Niesche positions expressive language symbols like a psychedelic riff at the forefront of the high modern. Picturing the ‘Glam Rock’ star lost in desperate posturing, he gathers the flippant symbolic gestures that adorn our frenetic social communication, and energises their vapid digital emotions into a binary love cloud emitting X’s and O’s: shimmering, falling, flickering, and pulsing against the rigid control of the framed pattern. Through the cultivation and manipulation of aesthetic ‘experiences’ Niesches work seeks to awaken the primacy of our senses and revitalize our sensuous perception
Jonny Niesche is a Sydney based artist who has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Niesche completed his masters at Sydney College of the Arts with Mikala Dwyer and The Academy of fine Arts Vienna with Heimo Zobernig. In 2014, Niesche was awarded the prestigious Fauvette Loureiro Travelling Scholarship from The University of Sydney. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘New Jörg, New Jörg’ at New Jörg Kunstverein, Vienna, ‘Sundial’ at Station Gallery Melbourne. Groups shows include ‘The Kaleidoscopic Turn’ at The National Gallery of Victoria , Parallel Vienna and NADA New York. Niesche’s work is held in the collections of The National Gallery of Victoria, MONA, Artbank and private collections in U.S.A, Europe, Asia and Australia.
“Art is the most addictive drug in the world.”
Photographs and text courtesy of the artist.