My works visualize stations in the production, reproduction, viewing and processing of images. I collect related everyday observations in the form of sketches or short descriptions, scour digital databases and books for pre-existing representations, and produce photographic images as possible templates. From this diverse material, I construct images that reflect on routes and nodes of recurring motifs.
My interest in the reproduction of images and how this affects what is represented is reflected in multi-part series of images and in my regular work on publications. In these I experiment with mechanical methods of image making as well as formal aspects of the book medium. I understand paper, canvas and printed matter as regulated but constantly changing spaces in which I can formulate and examine motifs and concepts.
Jonah Gebka is a painter living and working in Munich, Germany. His studies include seven years with professor Karin Kneffel at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich and a year abroad at the Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts in Finland. After graduation he became a member of the artists association BBK München und Oberbayern e.V. and moved into his studio at Domagkateliers in the north of Munich.
Jonah was the recipient of the “Debutant:innen” grant 2020 and published his artist book “Image Runner” the same year with Hammann von Mier Verlag. His work has previously been shown in several art institutions and galleries in Germany and abroad such as the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; GIG, Munich; Display Gallery, London; Kunstraum Ortloff, Leipzig; and as part of the Jahresgaben at Kunstverein München. Jonah is represented by Boutwell Schabrowsky in Munich. In October of 2022 his second solo show with the gallery will open.
Jonah's works are part of the Sammlung zeitgenössische Kunst der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn; Artothek und Bildersaal, Munich; and several private collections.
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