A Beuys-style, Dada-esque sculptural composition in New York’s SoHo, ‘pop-shop’ brings the love American-style as it reflects on the nature of our market-mediated social fabric, using some of the vocabulary of business — the advertising campaign; the greenback; and the IRL retail mix; where it all started for fine art meeting consumer culture, on Lafayette Street in SoHo, downtown Manhattan, where Keith Haring pioneered the commercial and collectible fine art space with his original Pop Shop, at the intersection of museum-quality work and wholesale merchandise.
Extensions of existing themes and the introduction of new video work with B28 House in Robertson Quay, Singapore. On view by appointment and special events.
Introducing a series of bone-toned paintings informed by Japan’s Gutai School, ‘solid’ also extended reflections on tech and media, and presented new sculptures and commission sketches with HG Contemporary in New York.
A touring exhibition presented partly in response to the US-North-Korean ‘strongman summit’ in July of 2018, the ‘young Americans tour’ presented a mix of works from earlier shows and introduced a seventh stream of work, the film/motion/video work, with a collaborative piece by Jan, Muhammad Ibnunordin, and Shivram Gopinath, at UltraSuperNew in Singapore.
A street-savvy show presented with HG Contemporary in New York, ‘fit’ extended streams of work introduced in earlier shows and introduced a new series: the ‘word-works.’
‘rise’ extended the streams of work introduced in ‘market makers’ and expanded the colorfield work into the first large-scale colorfield compositions, inspired in part by the works of American greats Barnett Newman and Ed Ruscha.
Composed in the run-up and aftermath of the 2016 US election, ‘pixelated fabric’ reflected on the role that social media played in that electoral result, and the polarized civil discourse in the US that has followed.
Jan’s debut exhibition, 15 years in the making, ‘market makers’ introduced the first four streams of his work: digital and mixed-media media-referential compositions, posed photographic/graphic mash-ups under plexiglass, abstract works in traditional media, and cast bronze sculptures, with HG Contemporary in New York.