Society of Deficiency
Oil on Canvas
270 x 180cm
Spanning three decades of immense political change in his native Germany, Jorg Immendorff's work took a turn from the political to the personal in the late eighties. His many self-portraits depict a lonely creator, whose role as cultural antenna has been rendered suddenly obsolete.
Society of Deficiency is a more gloomy scene: the artist in his studio/toxic wasteland, struggling to create, surrounded by repetitive symbols of Joseph Beuys' hat and a primitive monument of himself.