JAN VOSS - New works, September 7 - November 4, 2017, DIE GALERIE


The Hamburg-born artist JAN VOSS (born 1936) has had a formative influence on the contemporary French art scene of Paris since his move in 1960. His work reflects a fascination with the linear, the line being a thematic thread running throughout his entire oeuvre. Jan Voss's experimentation with diverse techniques and materials engendered, as of the 1980s, an evolution from two-dimensional painting to a three-dimensional formal language. This is, of course, most notable in his reliefs, wherein he arranges wooden and paper elements into visibly tactile collages. Lines and symbols intertwine and overlap, with linearity emerging as a plastic, interlacing element with which Voss conjoins his folded, monochromatic paper reliefs.
His compositions are filled with spheres of color intermingled with interstices revealing the underlying white of the primed canvas. The colors and shapes coalesce into the figural, into cartoon-like stick figures which both sprout from and dissipate into the lines themselves. Composition and decomposition, chaos and order, rhythm and repose reveal themselves in equal measure.
Voss's international recognition was cemented in 1968 by his participation in Documenta 4 in Kassel. This comprehensive solo exhibition is DIE GALERIE’s second presentation of the artist, and features approx. 50 pieces (including works on canvas, collages and reliefs) created over the past recent years.


We look forward to your visit!

Opening:
Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 6:30 pm
(not open to public, we kindly ask for your registration)

The artist will be present.

Photo gallery

Press comments:
Felicitas Rhan: Von Palmen und belebten Straßenschluchten, FAZ, 9. September 2017

Exhibits:

Ohne Titel, 2009, Acrylic on foam board, 82 x 50 x 6 cm

Ohne Titel, 2005, Acrylic on foam board, 44 x 31 x 5 cm

Du coq à l'âne, 2002, Oil on plywood, 168 x 106 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Acrylic on foam board, 62 x 53 cm

Site 111, 2012, Paper, string and acrylic, 80 x 62 cm

Site 142, 2017, Paper, string and acrylic, 69 x 53 cm

Site 137, 2016, Paper, string and acrylic, 55 x 40 cm

Ohne Titel, 2009, Paper, string and acrylic, 124 x 87 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 32 x 23 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 30 x 29 cm

A+, 2015, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 105 x 75 cm

Out of the blue, 2015, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 105 x 75 cm

Schattenseiten, 2014, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 106 x 75 cm

Incendie, 2015, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 105 x 75 cm

Unter einem Hut, 2014, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 105 x 75 cm

Nightmare, 2014, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 75 x 106 cm

Sur un fil, 2014, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 100 x 62 cm

Ohne Titel, 2014, Paper, string and water colour, 102 x 80 cm

Ohne Titel, 2016, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 121 x 80 cm

Troublemaker, 2013, Collage and aquarell on paper, 75 x 105 cm

Verdikt I, 2016, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 120 x 80 cm

Verdikt, 2016, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 120 x 80 cm

Site 114, 2013, Paper, string and acrylic, 120 x 80 cm

Mirage, 1994, Aquatint, aquaforte and dry point on laid paper, 69,5 x 49,5 cm

Chambre à Part, 1994, Aquatint, aquaforte and dry point on laid paper, 69,5 x 49,5 cm

Lunatique, 1996, Aquatint etching on laid paper, 41,5 x 53,5 cm

Oxyde, 1996, Aquatint etching on laid paper, 50 x 68 cm

Déjeuner sur Herbe, 1998, Aquatint and aquaforte on laid paper, 50 x 68 cm

Bouche cousue, 1998, Aquatinta etching on laid paper, 67,5 x 50 cm

Le grand Absent, 1998, Aquatinta etching on laid paper, 67,5 x 50 cm

Hommage à Picasso, 1972, Lithograph on laid paper, 56 x 75,5 cm

Nouveaux Riches, 2011, Acrylic and Collage on canvas, 130 x 195 cm

Nice Job if you can get it (Lobbywork), 2014, Acrylic, oil-stick and collage on canvas, 206 x 340 cm

Followers, 2015, Acrylic, oil-stick and collage on canvas, 195 x 130 cm

Auf Schatzsuche, 2016, Acrylic, oil-stick and collage on canvas, 200 x 300 cm

Ausnahmezustand, 2016, Acrylic, oil-stick and collage on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

Unterwegs, 2005, Acrylic, oil-stick and collage on canvas, 162 x 130 cm

Some are not from here, 2010, Collage and acrylic on canvas, 146 x 114 cm

Blue Mod, 2007, Oil on canvas, 162 x 130 cm

Pas trop charger la barque, 2010, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 146 x 114 cm

Rotation, 1994, Acrylic and collage on canvas, 160 x 130 cm

Der dunkle Fleck, 2016, Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas, 92 x 73 cm

Im Dialog, 2016, Acrylic and oil-stick on canvas, 92 x 34 cm

May I help you?, 2011, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 75 x 105 cm

Dans les filets, 2014, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 106 x 75 cm

Better tomorrow, 2009, Water colour on paper, 60 x 80 cm

Gangnam Style, 2005, Water colour and collage on paper, 75 x 106 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Water colour on paper, 19,8 x 30 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Water colour on paper, 19,8 x 30 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Water colour on paper, 19,8 x 30 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Water colour on paper,14,5 x 20,7 cm

Ohne Titel, 2017, Water colour on paper, 25 x 17,4 cm

Rabauken, 2012, Collage, gouache and water colour on paper, 75 x 105 cm

Ohne Titel, 1983, Acrylic, colour pencil and collage on paper, laid on paper, 65 x 92 cm