JORG KARG

(b. 1982, DE) 

Biography

Selected exhibitions

Awards

Publications

Collections

Biography: 

Jorg Karg – born, residing and working in Germany – is a visual artist focusing on digital collage. 'Jorg Karg' is pseudonym as the artist states his own person is irrelevant when it comes to experiencing his works. 

"The intention behind my digital collages is that the beholder feels addressed immediately, without any further explanation. Therefore I use present-day visual language and techniques to combine it with long established, fundamental ideas of painting and drawing. (...)" 

Karg's oeuvre is marked by an unrestrained fascination and interest in the image and our perception of the image as a concept. Before digitally editing photographic material, Karg was an almost obsessive painter and draughtsman. This specific background is present in an almost tangible manner with his digital collages, resulting in an amalgamation of the contemporary imagery and image theory, new media and the everlasting tradition of visual arts in relation to the human condition. 

"Our subjective perception is shaped by so many instant influences these days. Modern media affect us immensely, but so does almost forgotten ideas about shapes, colours and expressions of past days. Everything builds on one another and is subconsciously present all the time. All that has to be taken into account to move the viewer and create an unexpected personal experience. (...)"

 

Jorg Karg has been selected by multiple renowned art prizes such as the IPA International Photography Award (2019), PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris (2019), Monochrome Awards (2018), ND Awards (2018), Monovisions Photography Award (2018), BLOOOM Award (2016) and has been shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Award (2017). Karg has exhibited in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, China, Japan, Australia, Denmark and the Arabic Emirates. 
 

 
 

Selected exhibitions:

2021, Elusive Reality (group exhibition), CAI Gallery, Kortrijk, BE

2020, Art Gameren Volume II (group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Gameren, NL
2020, Grachten Galerie (group exhibition) Utrecht, NL
2020, Kunst in Marburg – Art in Marburg (group exhibition), 
Kunstverein Marburg, Marburg, DE
2020, International Photography Awards 2019 – "Best of" Show (group exhibition), Budapest, HU
2020, PX3 Paris Photo Awards and IPA 2019 – "ForeMost" Exhibition (group exhibition), Okinawa, JP
2020, NAARDEN the Art Fair (group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Naarden, NL
2020, Art Madrid ’20 – 15th Contemporary Art Fair (group exhibition), Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo, Madrid, ES
2020, Treasure Trove Gallery (group exhibition), Dubai, AE

2019, International Photography Awards 2019 – "Best of" Show (group exhibition), New York, USA
2019, Grachten Galerie (group exhibition), Utrecht, NL
2019, Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair
(group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
2019, Hamburg Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Hamburg, DE
2019, FINE Art Fair (group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Castle Groeneveld, Baarn, NL
2019, Galería BAT Alberto Cornejo (group exhibition), Madrid, ES
2019, Melbourne Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Melbourne, AU
2019, Collectible IV Photography (group exhibition), A.Galerie, Paris, FR
2019, Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Hong Kong, HK
2019, London Hampstead Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, London, UK
2019, Brussels Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Brussels, BE
2019, London Batterea Affordable Art Fair (group e
xhibition), Retrospect Galleries, London, UK

2018, Hamburg Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Hamburg, DE
2018, Stockholm Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Stockholm, SE
2018, London Hampstead Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, London, UK
2018, Art Breda (group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Breda, NL
2018, Brussels Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Brussels, BE
2018, London Batterea Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, London, UK
2018, First Art Fair Amsterdam (group e
xhibition), Grachten Galerie, Amsterdam, NL

2017, Hamburg Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Hamburg, DE
2017, Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Grachten Gallerie, Amsterdam, NL
2017, Stockholm Affordable Art Fair (group exhibition), Retrospect Galleries, Stockholm, SE
2017, Nieuwsgierigheidskabinet (The Curiosity Cabinet) (group exhibition), Grachten Galerie, Utrecht, NL
2017, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Shortlist Exhibition (group exhibition), London, UK
2017, Metropolitan Gallery (group exhibition), Hamburg, DE
2017, Greg’s Gallery (group exhibition), Hamburg, DE
2017, Greg’s Gallery (group e
xhibition), Timmendorfer Strand, DE

Awards:

2019, IPA Internation Photography Awards 2019, 2nd Prize Professional Fine Art / Collage, New York, USA

2019, PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, Gold Prize – Professional Fina Art / Collage, Paris, FR

2018, Monochrome Awards, Third Prize winner, USA

2018, ND Awards, Bronze Star Award, UK

2018, Monovisions Photography Awards, Honorable Mention Conceptual, UK

2017, Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, Shortlisted, London, UK

2016, BLOOOM Award, Cologne, DE

Publications:

"Postmodern Photomontages" in Artdoc Magazine (2021)

"Jorg Karg feature and interview" in FotoNostrum Magazine (2021)

"Fire without a Sound" in Anti-Bad Magazine (2021)

"Ebano y Marfil" in Infomag Baleares Magazine (2020)

"Cover Story" in B&W Minimalism Magazine (2020)

"La Hora Cultural" on Spanish TV channel (2020)

"Artista Jorg Karg" in Arteinformado (2019)

"Dialogo fotografica" in Arte por Excelencias (2019)

"L'estetica dell'assurdo nell'arte di Jorg Karg" in Objects Magazine (2019)

"Exposiciones" in Plataforma de Arte Contemporaneo (2019)

"Freedom Issue" in BLANC Magazine (2019)

"Exposicions" in InfoEnPunto (2019)

"Exposicions" in Bonart Magazine (2019)

"Los collages digitales de Jorg Karg" in ACHTUNG Magazine (2019)

"Issue Four" in Unvael Journal (2018)

"Interview" in The Weird Show (2018)

"#PresentPastFuture Issue" in BASIC Magazine (2018)

Collage Collectivo (2018)

"Artist to Watch" in CreativPaper Magazine, Issue #007 (2017)

BLANC Magazine (2017)

Average Art Magazine, Issue #14 (2017)

"Vice Creators, Art and Culture" in VICE (2017)

Gallerease exhibition guide (2017)

"Collage" in For Example (2017)

Art Maze Magazine, Issue #3, Summer (2017)

Oberhessische Presse (2017)

Collections:

Jorg Karg features in national and international private collections.