Jan Ziegler

b 1974 Lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The Berlin-based artist Jan Ziegler was born in southern Germany in 1974. He graduated from design studies in 2000 and has been working for numerous renowned and international fashion and lifestyle brands since then. Jan’s exquisite sense of aesthetics is also reflected in his work as a freelance artist and as a lecturer at several eminent fashion and design institutes.

As a visually oriented person, he began exploring art and design at an early age. In 2011, he began working on his independent artist profile and using the medium of paint to capture snapshots of human emotions in abstract visual references.

Jan’s abstracted landscapes appeal to the viewer’s unconscious perception, they seem placeless and bestow a mysteriously vacuous, almost hermetic sense of atmosphere.

In his portrait works, Jan pursues a concept of subtle beauty that reaches beyond established ideals. Primarily male faces, they fascinate through their magical presence, and appear lost in reverie, sometimes looking almost stereotypical whilst leaving space for individual associations and interpretation.

Jan often uses photographs as inspiration for his paintings, but he is also influenced by after-images of random encounters, as well as visual impressions, and specific light situations that reveal themselves to him. These are fleeting moments of enchantment that he preserves on canvas with acrylic paint. A swift, gestural work process allows the consideration of intuitive aesthetic decisions that do not exclude the moment of chance.

Jan’s work has been exhibited in national and international group shows and can be found in private collections in Europe and the United States.



Website

  • www.janzieglerblog.wordpress.com

Instagram

  • @janziegler_berlin

Vita

Exhibitions
  • 10/2018 FÜNFTE group exhibition painting class Norbert Bisky of summer academy Salzburg, Studio Hoppe, Braunschweig / Germany
  • 07/2018 ANONYME ZEICHNER, group show, GALERIE IM KÖRNERPARK, Berlin / Germany www.anonyme-zeichner.de
  • 04/2018 EARLY SUMMER FAILURES, group show, COGALLERIES Berlin / Germany www.cogalleries.com
  • 04/2018 ENTER ART FOUNDATION, group show, STOCKHOLM ART WEEK, Stockholm / Sweden www.enterart.com , www.stockholmartweek.se
  • 12/2017 ENTER ART FOUNDATION, group show, LOST 48H ART FESTIVAL, Berlin / Germany www.enterart.com ,www.lostberlin.com
  • 12/2017 MITGLIEDER AUSSTELLUNG 2017, group show, BADISCHER KUNSTVEREIN Karlsruhe, Germany www.badischer-kunstverein.de
  • 09/2017 AND BEYOND, group show, WHITECONCEPTS PROJECTS Berlin / Germany www.whiteconcepts-gallery.com
  • 08/2017 CLOSE UP – Klasse Norbert Bisky Reloaded, group show, KUNST QUARTIER BBK Osnabrück / Germany www.bbk-osnabrueck.de
  • 04/2017 GIVE AND TAKE ART, participation in artproject, PORT25, Mannheim / Germany www.port25-mannheim.de
  • 02/2017 #5#ON#PAPER, group show, JKD GALERIE, Berlin / Germany www.jkd-berlin.de
  • 12/2016 MITGLIEDERAUSSTELLUNG 2016, group show, BADISCHER KUNSTVEREIN Karlsruhe, Germany www.badischer-kunstverein.de
  • 10/2016 UMӔTTELIGHED_VORACITY, group show, BLAA GALLERI, Copenhagen / Denmark www.blaagalleri.com
  • 08/2016 PENTIMENT, International Summer Academy for Art and Design at University of Applied Sciences, Hamburg / Germany - portrait painting class tutored by Norbert Bisky, group show www.pentiment.de
  • 07/2016 ANTHOLOGY 2016, group show, VAN DER PLAS GALLERY, New York / USA www.vanderplasgallery.com
  • 06/2016 VORACITY, group show, GALERIE MESSING, Berlin / Germany www.48- stunden- neukoelln.de, www.projektraummessing.de
  • 04/2016 BASICALLY / commerce by artist, group show, KUNSTHAUS L6, Freiburg / Germany www.freiburg.de/kunsthausl6
  • 01/ 2016 SIMULTANEOUS SILENCE, duo-exhibition with Robert Niemann, JKD GALERIE, Berlin / Germany www.jkd-berlin.de
  • 08/2015 ANONYME ZEICHNER, group show, KUNSTVEREIN TIERGARTEN NORD, Berlin / Germany www.kunstverein-tiergarten.de www.anonyme-zeichner.de
  • 07/2015 AUTOCENTER SUMMER ACADEMY, class exhibition tutored by Norbert Bisky, AUTOCENTER, Berlin / Germany www.autocenter-art.de

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