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All about you

a collection of work
affirmation, manifestation, success, life

In an age of publicly sharing opinions on social media and having the need to align oneself with a certain set of opinions, political ideas etc., it has become rather difficult to truly express what one thinks without risking a backlash of anger, bullying and humiliation. The capital growth driven state machineries around the world seem to actively construct and foster a public opinion that supports certain political (power driven) objectives. 'All about you' aims to show various aspects of this problematic by using a somewhat humoristic usage of language. From spiritual healing, affirmations all the way to submitting artwork to an open call I explore the relatively complex structure and make-up of the contemporary human mind and as well as a multitude of different realities based on different believe systems.

The work carries a connotation of activism, popular trends, he speed of mass consumption and hoarding of information. Through the use of printing paper and masking tape the work embraces the ephemeral nature of material and the longevity of ideas that be passed down from generation to generation.

Although the work carries a strong connotation of activism and (collective and individual) protest, I don't want it to be align with such as there would be the risk of it becoming a tool of an ideology or a political movement. Once art becomes such a tool it seizes to exist as art, it is just a dead hollow husk.

 

 

 

Affirmation

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
50cm x 58cm

 

Affirmations, manifestation

 

 

I am a famous artist

acrylic paint on blackout fabric

 

I am a famous artist

 

 

on Washing line

Flag

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I am a famous artist

 

 

I am a famous artist

 

I am a famous artist

 

 

I am a famous artist

 

My infinitiy list:
All the museums and galleries that are going to show my work.

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
200cm x 150cm
September 2022

galleries and museums

 

Victoria Miro

Lehman Maupin Perrotin

Lisson Gallery

Royal Academy of Arts

Whitechapel Gallery

Museum Tinguely

Leopold Museum

National Gallery of Art, Washington

Galerie Johnen & Schöttle

Galleria Paolo Vitolo

Garth Greenan Gallery

The Approach Gallery

Nicolas Krupp Galerie

Thaddaeus Ropac

David Zwirner

Pace Gallery

Tate Modern

Newport Street Gallery

Fondation Beyeler

Château La Coste

KW Institute for Contemporary Art

The Pier Arts Centre

Kunsthaus Pasquart

Gladstone Gallery

C24 Gallery

Chisenhale Gallery

White Cube

The Louvre

MOMA

Barbican

Serpentine Gallery

Houghton Hall

Dallas Museum

Anton Kern Gallery

Mumok

König Galerie

CLEARING

Half Gallery

New Art Projects

Stampa Galerie

Von Bartha

Hauser & Wirth

Gagosian

Uffizi Gallery

Institute of Chicago

Hayward Gallery

South London Gallery

Musée D'Orsay

Turner Contemporary

Galerie Capitain Petzel

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Marianne Boesky Gallery

Michael Werner

Rechsteiner Museum

Galerie Gisèle Linder


 

 

Tom is famous

flag: Tom E. is the most famous artist I have ever met
mateial: shorts from Aldi, wooden stick, acrylic paint
September 2022

 

 

 

Open Gallery Call

painting/ad for an open call for contemporary art galleries
acrylic on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
166cm x 151cm
September 2022

 

Open Call artist, gallery

 

Jay Rechsteiner in studio with painting

 

Let's be famous

painting
acrylic on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
148cm x 133cm
September 2022

 

Let's be famous

 

Let us be famous with Jay Rechsteiner

 

There is so much more

painting
acrylic on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
148cm x 166cm
September 2022

 

There is so much more with Jay Rechsteiner

 

Status Quo

painting
acrylic on newsprint paper (55gsm)r, masking tape
147cm x 124cm
October 2022

Status Quo by Jay Rechsteiner

 

Status Quo with Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

Artists = Bananas
Bananas = Artists

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
2x 146cm x 148cm
October 2022

 

artists = bananas

artists = bananas with Jay

 

Artists for sale

 

bananas

 

 

Exchange painting for likes

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
148cm x 179cm
October 2022

exchange painting for likes

 

exchange painting for likes with Jay

 

 

Take back control

I hereby take back control of my position with the art world. I am an essential, fantastic, amazing and successful artist. I am good at what I do. I love myself, my work and you

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
150cm x 182cm
October 2022

 

Take back control

 

take back control

 

 

I shouldn't have gone to Frieze

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
219cm x 149cm
October 2022

 

Frieze Art Fair London

 

Jay Rechsteiner, Frieze Art Fair

 

 

Artists are political

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
117cm x 100cm
October 2022

 

Artists are political

 

Artists are political with Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

 

Follow me

acrylic paint on fabric
168cm x 67cm (without the pole)
October 2022

 

Follow me

 

Follow me with Jay

 

Follow me

 

 

Everything is about you

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
116cm x 100cm
October 2022

 

Everything is about you

 

Everything is about you

 

 

Say yes

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape
148cm x 140cm
October 2022

 

 

 

Clearance Sale
All members of the UK Government must go now. Buy one, get one free.

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 140cm x 153cm October 2022


Clearance Sale

 

Clerance sale with Jay

 

 

No free money

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 144cm x 150cm October 2022

 

No free money

 

No free money with Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

Emphemeral Construct

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 140cm x 150cm October 2022

 

emphemeral construct

 

Emphemeral construct with Jay Rechsteiner

 

Attempt of dialogue

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 148cm x 150cm October 2022

 

attempt of dialogue

 

Attempt dialogue with Jay

 

 

Unauthorised artists / The Margate Nepotisitc Art Society

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 89cm x 100cm October 2022

unauthorised artists

 

 

Rishi swallows condoms

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 100cm x 109cm October 2022

 

Rishi Sunak

 

Rishi Sunak

 

 

Let's cross the line

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 137cm x 150cm October 2022

 

Let's cross the line

 

Let's cross the line

 

 

 

Ghost

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 100cm x 127cm October 2022

 

ghost

 

 

ghost with Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

Value

acrylic paint on newsprint paper (55gsm), masking tape 146cm x 158cm November 2022

value by Jay Rechsteiner

 

 

Value

 

 

Once you're in, you're in

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 127cm x 150cm November 2022

 

Once you are in, you are in

 

 

 

How much do you want for your self?

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 131 cm x 150cm November 2022

 

Your self

 

 

 

I am not racist, but...

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 152cm x 179cm November 2022

I am not racist but

 

I am not racist but

 

You look so much better without makeup

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 178cm x 152cm November 2022

She came into the lounge with a big smile.
He turned around and said:'' Oh, honey, you look so much better without makeup. You look great for your age.''
Her smile vanished. ''Oh, come on. What's wrong with you? Give us a smile.''
She looked at him for a few seconds, grabbed her grandmother's chair
and smashed his head in.

 

You look so much better without makeup

 

You look so much better with Jay

 

 

 

Fake Cake

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 102m x 112cm November 2022

 

Fake Cake by Jay Rechsteiner

 

Fake Cake with Jay

 

 

Heal or steal

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 101cm x 115cm November 2022

 

heal or steal by Jay Rechsteiner

 

heal or steal with Jay

 

 

Artists are Prophets

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 152cm x 132cm November 2022

 

artsits are prophets

 

Artists are prophets

 

 

The Government is always right

acrylic paint on sugar paper (80gsm), masking tape 101cm x 105cm November 2022

 

The Government is always right

 

The government is always right

 

 

 

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