Jan Van Imschoot

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Born in 1963 in Ghent, Jan Van Imschoot has been living and working in France since 2013. Jan Van Imschoot’s exploration of the possibilities offered by painting have resulted in a body of work that draws its power from highly critical and dramatic themes and contains references to countless artists, from Tintoret to Luc Tuymans, Goya to Matisse. Jan Van Imschoot places his figures, decors and narratives at History’s margins, using assembled perspectives, strong tones, bodies in motion and brushwork he describes as ‘anarcho-baroque’. His work delves into a number of recurring motifs: freedom, censorship and the violence of political and ideological systems.






 

 

Born in 1963, in Ghent, Belgium
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium


EDUCATION

1986 : Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Ghent, Belgium


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016
Le jugement de Paris à Bruxelles, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France

2015
Les phantômes de l'eau, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany

2013
You can use my Skin, Cinquantenaire, Ruiselede, Belgium

2012
The Seduction of Light, Karl Pfefferle Galerie , Munich, Germany
The First Worldwide Presentation of Anarcho-Baroque, ltd los angeles , Los Angeles, USA

2010
The Interference of Perception, ATOZ, Villa Goethe, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2009
A Painterʼs Lullaby, CIAP, Hasselt, Belgium
The Reversal of the 4thWall, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, Switzerland

2008
Repercussions, Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Kidnapping Stars, Muka Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2006
Monument for 1302, City Hall, Kortrijk, Belgium
The Recystallization of a Mental Maiden-Hood, Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Forgotten Abstraction, Galerie Bernier-Eliades, Athens, Greece

2005
Wallpaintings, WiHCC, Ghent, Belgium
Habemus Corpus, Be-Part, Waregem, Belgium

2003
Oh Tremendous Moi (la vie, le corps, le roi), Galerie Baronian Francey, Brussels, Belgium
Contemporary Colours and Mystical Sins, Museum of Fine Arts, Tallinn, Estonia
Transfiction, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Zellen, Icob, Eupen, Belgium
The power of a painted prison (a seat of revaluation), Museum of Fine Arts, Tallinn, Estonia

2002
Not Enough Brains to Survive, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium

2001
The Misantropical Chachacha, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany

2000
Het stelen van het licht, In Den Bouw, Kalken, Belgium
How to Sell Your Wife (confession of a painter), Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA

1999
The Color of a Common Dream, Galerie Gebauer, Berlin, Germany
Vereniging van het Museum Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium

 

1997
Paintings, Provinciall Museum voor Beeldende Kunst, Hasselt, Belgium
Drawings, ArtBook, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1995
Huize Sint Jacobus, Vereniging voor het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Wall paintings Marcel Marchand, Beervelde, Belgium
In den Bouw, Kalken, Belgium

1994
Joost bij Jan, Jan bij Joost, Ghent, Belgium

1993
Gallery S65, Aalst, Belgium


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016
Uit de Collectie, SMAK, Gand, Belgium

2015
Belgique, Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris, France
A line is a line is a line, Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Belgium

2014
De verloofden. De collectie van Belfius en S.M.A.K. in dialoog, Belfius collection, Brussels, Belgium
Private Shelter, Vrijstaat, Raversijde, Belgium
States of Mind, Maison Particulier, Bruxelles, Belgium

2013
Museum to scale, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Middlegate Geel, 13, Geel, Belgium

2012
2012 Western China International Biennale, TianYe Art Museum, China
Senza Titolo, Fondazione Volume, Rome, Italy
Pop Up (liens artistiques), Museum of Elsene/Ixelles, Brussels, Belgium
Sint Jan, Sint-Baafskathedraal, Ghent, Belgium
Struggles, Maison Particuliére, Brussels, Belgium

2011
New Art from Belgium 2011, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin & Köln, Germany
sehe raue, curated by Jan Hoet, Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich, Germany
Trix, Galleri Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway

2010
The State of Things, curated by Luc Tuymans & Ai Weiwei, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium
Tuesday Afternoon in a Cage, ltd los angeles, Los Angeles, USA
Feel home, Cultural Centrum Strombeek, Bever, Belgium

2009
Thatʼs All Folks, Belfort Halls, Bruges, Belgium
Strike a Pose, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK
Something Else!, MAN, Nuoro, Italy

2008
Power to the People, Aeroplastics, Brussels, Belgium
Over the Hedge, Verbeke Foundation, Stekene, Belgium
TAFA GALLERY, Tianjin, China
Wallpaintings 9+1, De Garage, Mechelen, Belgium
Die Wasserrube und die Kohl, De Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
Over Tekenen, De Witte Zaal, Ghent, Belgium
Biennale van de Schilderkunst, Museum Dhondt Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Ad Absurdum, MARta Museum, Herford, Germany
Fantasy, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Rots.Wol, SSKI, Ghent, Belgium
Ziekte, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium
Verzameling IKOB, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium

2007
Stranger than Paradise, Galerie Charlotte Moser, Geneva, CH
Von Francis Picabia bis Jason Rhoades, Friedrich Christian Flick collection


Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart Berlin, Germany
Nighthawks, ACEC, Ghent, Belgium
Underground - Sound&Vision, WARP, Saint-Nicolas, Belgium
Open Air, Antwerp, Belgium
Integratie kunst in Troubleyn/Laboratorium, Troubleyn, Antwerp, Belgium

2006
Helter Helter, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris, France
Beaufort 2006, North Sea, Belgium

2005
Vrouwbeelden in mannenhanden, Galerie Transit, Mechelen, Belgium
SlowArt, Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf, Germany

2004
Looking at Painting 2, Galerie Tanit, Munich, Germany
Alors, c'est bien pour toi, Galerie Commune Tourcoing, France
VANITAS, EITELKEIT VAN DE IJDELHEDEN, IKOB, Eupen, Belgium

2003
Klik, Lichtervelde, Belgium
Kindertekeningen van mensen met naam, Saint-Nicolas, Belgium
Five, Galerie Kusseneers, Antwerp, Belgium
FeelEstate, Ghent, Belgium
Wasi Sabi, Zingem, Belgium
Gelijk het leven is, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
Fonkeling, Cultural Centrum Strombeek, Bever, Belgium

2001
Squatters, Porto, Portugal
Yel-low, Geel, Belgium
Wir sind die Ander(en), Herford, Germany
Milano Europa 2000, Milan, Italy
EU, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London, UK

2000
Kinderspel, Waarschoot, Belgium
Epifani, Heverlee, Belgium
The Oldest Possible Memory, Sammlung Hauser and Wirtz, St Gallen, Switzerland
Hommages - Outrages (Picasso), Musée des beaux arts, Liege, Belgium
11th Vilnius Painting Triennal, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

1999
Zich ophouden bi j, Belfort, Bruges, Belgium
Trouble Spot, MUHKA, Antwerp, Belgium
Melbourne International Biennal, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia
Het Kind, Woerden, the Netherlands
De collectie, SMAK, Ghent, Belgium
Trattendosi, Zitelle,Venice, Italy
Bonakdar Jancou Gallery, New York, USA

1998
Aspects de l'art Belge, FRAC Nord-Pas De Calais, Dunkirk, France
Ev+a, Limerick, Ireland

1997
Trapped reality, Barcelona, Spain
P.O.Box, Ghent, Belgium; Bonn, Germany ; Bern, Switzerland ; Netherlands, Denmark,

1996
Twee meisjes op het strand, Galerie Joost De Clerq, Knokke, Belgium


1995
Muhka Youth Prints, New Zealand, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland

1994
Bal Masqué Karaoke, MP Center, Ghent, Belgium

1992
Frontiera I Forum, Bolzano, Italy

1990
Zonder Grenzen, Oud Hospitaal, Aalst, Belgium

1986
10xjonger kunstenaars, Museum L. De Smet, Deurle, Belgium
Akademie bezet Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium
Nieuw uit België en Nederland, C.C. Ter Delft, Bornem, Belgium
Ph. Guimiot Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

 

 

 





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