IRÈNE JONAS “THE SUITCASE IN THE CUPBOARD”
Thierry Bigaignon Gallery – From Nov28, 2020 Paris (France)
True to its policy of openness. Each year, the Thierry Bigaignon Gallery welcomes an unrepresented artist. In order to highlight a particularly interesting and accomplished work. The Parisian gallery owner has set his sights this year on the series “The suitcase in the closet” by Irène Jonas, a real favorite.
In this photographic quest carried out between 2018 and 2020. Irène Jonas takes us to these places marked by history. Munich, Dachau. Prora. Nüremberg. Prague. Terezin. The Wolf’s Lair. etc. Starting from a black and white print that she enhances with oil painting. Irène Jonas emphasizes the absence of landmarks between past and present. The confusion between dream and reality to merge intimate memory and historical memory.