Christian Junghanns, born 1970 in Hanover,is a German artist of contemporary Pop Art
Christian Junghanns has studied at the distinguished University of Arts in Berlin and graduated in 1999. He works as a visual artist and designer in Munich.
Closely associated with American Pop Art of the 1970s and 80s, Christian Junghanns continues his way of painting by linking pop art and comic art with the modern classics. His ironic allusions and cross-references in the titles of his paintings are an essential component of his work. In his work 'By the order of Kirchner' for example he refers to the colours of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner's graphics, while also acknowledging the cryptic art of Sigmar Polke.
Christian Junghanns sees himself as an artist to make the formality of painting his subject matter. His interest lies in the exploration of the potentials of painting itself, as such various work modes form the very subject of his art. Ranging from the ever continuing work of his drawings on paper, his computer-mouse-arts, up to the wall-paintings and the large asphalt work in Hamburg's HafenCity, which can be seen by satellite even from space.
This year his paintings were shown in the prestigious Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the third time, where they could be seen next to paintings of Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer and Allen Jones.
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