Exhibition — 9 Feb until 18 Aug 2019

‘Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life’ of Jacqueline de Jong gives an overview of the historical development of this oeuvre in which she effortlessly switches between different styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art.

Since the 1960s, the distinguished visual artist, designer and former employee of the Stedelijk Museum has evolved a versatile body of work. Pinball Wizard: The Work and Life of Jacqueline de Jong gives an overview of the historical development of this oeuvre in which she effortlessly switches between different styles: from expressionist painting to new figuration and pop art. The scale also varies: small diptychs portraying a day in the life of the artist alternate with vast canvases in which an absurd, often violent and erotic world reigns. The show also highlights De Jong’s involvement in avant-garde networks inside and outside Europe, including the politically engaged Situationist International movement. The 13 exhibition spaces feature a selection of key works by De Jong and works from the Stedelijk collection, together with previously unseen archival material.

Jacqueline de Jong, Off season, 1986, collection of the artist
Jacqueline de Jong, Off season, 1986, collection of the artist