Adjustment, 2023

by J. Kesín

Painting : oil, acrylic

65 x 50 x 3 cm 25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


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Painting: oil, acrylic

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65 x 50 x 3 cm 25.6 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch Height x Width x Depth


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Artwork location: Spain

'Adjustment' is part of Kesin's Mindscapes series, a body of layered works inspired by psychological concepts and ideas. It forms part of the exhibition 'Surface Tension', which was shown in Valencia in 2023 and in Cadiz in 2024. Later this year the exhibition will travel to Castellon. 

Here the patterned area stands for an individual's psychological spectrum, the outlined shapes manifest the part of the pattern 'in use' at a particular point in time, not too dissimilar to a brain scan. It represents a snapshot of the individual's state of mind. 
In 'Adjustment' the shape is shown on the canvas in different forms and locations, representing the process of a psychological shift, or adjustment.

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J. Kesín, Adjustment

J. Kesín

Germany  • 1963


Working primarily with oil and acrylic, J. Kesin creates paintings of his perception of different subjects. These range from autobiography, literature, general concepts, politics and current affairs.

The subjects of his paintings are often deconstructed into "components", which are then represented on the canvas by layers, playing and creating a play of shapes, lines, opacity and transparency. Analysis, emotion and spontaneity combine in a process of constant conversation with the evolving painting.

His artistic influences include the ideas of simultaneity, cubism and constructivism, as well as the associative abstraction of Gerhard Richter and Howard Hodgkin.

Kesin was born in Hamburg, Germany, where he lived until 1999. During the 1990s he also spent extended periods in Russia and Uzbekistan, following the breakup of the Soviet Union, which added to his experiences and inspirations.

He is now based in London and Valencia.


2019-2021 Painting studies with Sibylle Werkmeister (founder and former director and lecturer at 'Freie Kunstakademie Überlingen'), Com. from Valencia, Spain

1992-1998 MA Applied Cultural Studies, Lüneburg, Germany

Personal exhibitions:

2021 Layered Perceptions, De Souza Gallery, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

Collective exhibitions:

2023 El 5è Element, Oficina Municipal de Turisme, Ulldecona, Tarragona, Spain

2023 Where Beauty lies, De Souza Gallery, Spain

2023 Revelations, Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain

2023 Habla – Speak, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

2022 Relics of Future's Past, La Joya Space, Valencia, Spain

2022 Annual Contemporary Art Exhibition, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

2022 EXOIT – When Healing Begins, De Souza Gallery, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

2022 Urban and Contemporary Art Exhibition, La Joya Space, Valencia, Spain

2021 A Cultural Trip (Viaje Cultural), Gallery Sporting Club Russafa, Valencia, Spain

2021 The Beauty of Forgiveness, Gallery Casa del Dragon, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

2021 Contemporary Art Exhibition Cervera del Maestre, Ermita de San Sebastian, Cervera del Maestre, Spain

2023 Reimagined Realities, Gallery Arteria, Barcelona, Spain

2023 Surface Tension, Bloom Gallery, Valencia

2024 Russafart, Art fair Valencia

2024 Surface Tension, Pitijopos Gallery, Cadiz, Spain

2024 Juxtaposing the Random, Bloom Gallery, Valencia, Spain

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