Zinc foil, wood, or oxidized iron: materials Jupp Linssen (*1957, Kempen) makes into integral components of his artworks. His affinity for found objects is integrated into texture-focused painting – the aesthetic boundaries between the found and the created purposefully lifted. The layered paint leaves a fissured base, where the materials register not as foreign, but as parts constituting the whole.
Jupp Linssen’s artwork stands as a counterpoint to soulless artifacts of a mass production driven by technical perfection. His pieces mirror what our world of fully intact things is missing – breaks, accidents, and inconsistency that we normally hide or push aside.
German Bundestag, Berlin
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Ludwig Museum, Beijing
Ludwig Museum, St. Petersburg
Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen
Norddeutsche Landesbank, Hannover