July 15, 2022 / August 27, 2022

Something Old, Something New

Jonathan Edelhuber

G/F & 1/F, 159 Hollywood Road
Central Hong Kong
Open: Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM

Featured Art

Over the Influence Hong Kong is pleased to present Something Old, Something New, an exhibition of still life paintings and sculptures by US-based artist Jonathan Edelhuber.

This is Edelhuber’s first presentation in Hong Kong, and his second with the gallery.
For this exhibition, Edelhuber exclusively celebrates still life, in both subject matter and style, where the paintings and sculptures are painted very similarly to the isolated skulls or colorful faces that Edelhuber is widely recognized for. Entirely painted by hand, the color choices and physical application are in dialogue with Edelhuber’s oeuvre, while the focus of this series is centered around more themes of curation and art history.
The title of the exhibition Something Old, Something New refers in part to the still life itself being a new version of an old subject matter in painting. It also refers to the mix of elements within the still life, from historical to contemporary. Juxtaposing contemporaries like Dana Shutz with canonical artists like Pablo Picasso and Cy Twombly in Still Life with Sculpture of a Tired Man on Art Books, Edelhuber is visually crafting a narrative inclusive of all these artists all together, including the artist himself.


Jonathan Edelhuber

Jonathan Edelhuber b.1984) Lives and Works in Clarksville, TN, USA. Working in mixed media, Jonathan Edelhuber’s paintings, drawings, and sculptures meld elements of the modernist motifs of Picasso and Matisse filtered through a pop sensibility borrowed from comics and cartoons. An Arkansas native, Edelhuber earned a B.F.A. with an emphasis on Graphic Design from Harding University. He has exhibited in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, New York, Nashville, and Hong Kong.