Jonas Focke (born 1998) is a Regensburg, Germany based artist. His paintings depict a linear abstraction of nature dominated by deliberate lines. The special thing is that although the motifs are depicted in abstract form, abstraction never gains the upper hand. How did you get into art?
I come from a family where art has always played a big role. Even as a young boy, I looked over my father's shoulder while drawing and learned a lot about art. My first paintings were very detailed and I kept photorealism in my paintings for a long time, until three years ago I discovered a completely different art form for myself with abstract painting, which still fascinates me today.
How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?
My paintings depict a linear abstraction of nature dominated by deliberate lines. The special thing is that although the motifs are depicted in abstract form, abstraction never gains the upper hand. I give the viewer enough freedom of interpretation and, above all, the free play with light, texture and colors make the pictures so unique.How do you go about developing your work?
With each picture, I have a precise idea of how it should look in the end. During the painting process, however, completely different images are usually created through palette knife, colors and chance, creating a completely new work of art. The trick is to stop working at the right moment.Who or what influences you?
What inspires me in my works is nature. At the moment it is mainly forests that are reflected in most of my work, but nature is so diverse and there are so many incredible landscapes that provide inspiration for many more motifs.
Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?
What concerns me a lot is the increasing sealing of our earth's surfaces and I would like to take up this critical topic in my next works. But as already mentioned, you never know which image will emerge during the painting process and so it remains uncertain which motifs the upcoming works will show.Learn more about the artist: