Repetition plays a central role in Jari Genser’s work; he paints pictures that always show the previous picture in the process of its creation. The result is an endless series: pictures of pictures of pictures, like two mirrors facing each other, showing an ever-diminishing reflection. Not to mention the spaces in which they were created, the things that lie around there, placed randomly or with foresight; in short, a life. How quickly time passes.
This monograph provides, for the first time, a detailed overview of the artist’s first 16 works created in this way, starting in 2012, thereby leading the reader through his oeuvre like a visual diary. The presentation of the works is complemented by an annotated inventory of all 477 objects included in the paintings.
Book design and photos by Theresa Hattinger
© Jari Genser 2023