Ross at Home - 2018
62" x 39" drawn with multi-colors of Sharpies on fabric
Asja has always liked animals in art - they like us, but at the same time they are "the others" and we simply enjoy taking in their unique body shapes. Horses are the stars of animals depicted in the arts for many reasons, two of which are simple: Beauty and soulfulness.
This piece is drawn in multiple colors using a Sharpie on fabric hanging loose on the wall. I want the apparent high thoughts and meanings combined with humble, nearly vulnerable material. Drawing instead of painting - more a contemplation than a craft work. The thin lines of my pen are articulating the imagery of what is known as amazingly robust constructions. Outlining the body of a strong horse with thin lines nearly life-size feels either like a contradiction, or a highlight - both ring true to me.
ASJA JUNG an artist who draws using a Sharpie, acrylics, and watercolor. She is a native German artist who received her art education in Germany and Switzerland. The high level of sophistication, a unique combination of styles with unorthodox choices of material make her art stand out. All her paintings and drawings speak a common language belonging to her unique world.