After his difficult childhood on the proto-planetary disc, Jens Emde worked as a plankton supplier below the ice sheet of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, to finance his Art studies at the Hippocampus. The gods were a bit more merciful for the anthropocene then they are today, and this led him to wash up at the shores of his chosen habitat, Cologne. Here, he has been living in a vacuum, causing his creativity to explode.
ABYSSALGIGANTISMUS – the name of his current creative period, the zoological hypothesis that similar deep-sea inhabitants gradually grow in size as they live deeper under the surface of the water. This hypothetically also applies to the depths of the psyche. Out of a body, a face, or a certain nothing grow unconscious, surreal dream- or nightmarescapes, organic structures, animals and monsters, finding their ways into the world of our consciousness.
This creates two completely different perceptions, which break up the beholder’s preconceived patterns of dealing with daily life.
(Photo: Jens Emde)