Jonathan Meese (*23.1.1970 Tokio) is a German painter, sculptor, performance artist and installation artist based in Berlin and Hamburg. Meese's works include a wide range of medias, amongst others paintings, collages, drawings and writing. The prevailing subjects of his works are figures of world history, myths and heroic saga. From 1999 Meese has been included in several national as well as international solo- and group exhibitions. His oeuvre substantially consists in staging and transforming his own character. Thematically, Meese often refers to National Socialist issues; he also uses idiomatic and theatrical stylistic devices with reference to German philosophy and literature.