At The Bar with...Jonah Pontzer

At The Bar with...Jonah Pontzer

This May, Jonah Pontzer presnted his exhibition "Summer Body"; a dialogue between the physicality of paint and representational imagery of digital culture. In particular the proliferation of pornography, queer culture and fetish. Sourcing imagery from social media channels and physical encounters, he demonstrates his respect for the historical canon through critical engagement with his subject matter and its material rendering. 
Pictorially, his works are photographic at a distance but are strategically broken down when close up, pointing to the dissection of colours and pixels on a digital screen and the detachment people face when interacting online.