Traveling is where Jahns finds inspiration for his work. From Paris to London to Dubai, his art arises in the most diverse places to tell a story all its own. Jahns wants to inspire us to think and ask ourselves whether what we perceive is real or surreal. Just one glance is enough to evoke deep emotions. “It’s interesting,” Jahns says, “to dream of something great instead of just seeing what already exists.”
In his NYC Balloons series, Robert Jahns creates surreal, almost fairy-tale moments in New York. Through countless balloons, the real world of Manhattan transforms into an exultant fantasy world. It is astonishing to see the Empire State Building towering out over a sea of colorful balloons. The surprising artworks are bursting with joy and vivacity. Feelings of bliss and enthusiasm arise before we start to dream away with Jahns.
The Dreams series takes us to the most fascinating cities on earth. There we do not encounter the famous landmarks and monuments. Instead, we are confronted with unexpected events: a family a penguins marching on New York’s Broadway in the driven snow or a giant whale swimming in Venice’s Grand Canal. In these celebrations of the tremendous power of imagination, Jahns points out that everyone is entitled to dream.